Category Archives: History

Vimy: Canada can (and should) do better

In today’s National Post Tristin Hopper wrote pointedly about the inferior facilities and tours at Canada’s magnificent Vimy Ridge site. He’s right. In fact, in France last April filming a documentary on World War One, I was provoked to record an irritated segment about our feeble official remembrance even compared to some modestly funded French and Belgian museums.

I put it aside during the editing process because the documentary was about the war’s importance to  liberty and Western civilization, not my irritation with official Canada’s passion for the bronze. But I’m posting it now because we can and should do better for those who died for our freedom.