But I think I missed the key point — the point that Jay Currie and Kathy Shaidle highlighted. Remembrance Day isn’t a day for politics. It’s about the most non-political, non-partisan day you could imagine. Yet Jennifer Lynch — Joe Clark’s former chief of staff who inexplicably managed to get herself appointed as the CHRC boss under a Stephen Harper government — clearly saw the event as nothing more than a crass photo-op, a chance to burnish her tarnished credentials, using the memory of fallen soldiers as a prop.
I mean, really: does anyone else who is going to lay a wreath on Remembrance Day put out a press release about me! me! me! the way Lynch and the CHRC did? What a grotesque woman.
But it’s not just the fact that Lynch issued a press release — which is about as classy as going to a funeral and handing out business cards, saying “call me — let’s do lunch!”. If you read Lynch’s press release, it’s not really about our fallen soldiers at all. It’s about Lynch and her corrupt CHRC.
I’m almost sorry this didn’t happen last year — it would have made a great final chapter in my book about the Human Rights Commissions, The Tyranny of Nice.
Be outraged, but be sure to savor the irony: one day the Canadian Jewish Congress, The Guy Who Is Suing Us, and Mohammed Al-Sharpton wil be laying wreaths on the “grave” of the CHRC — after we succeed in killing it.
Ezra calls on Minister for Veteran’s Affairs to “order CHRC boss to stay away” from ceremony