Harper’s Disdain for Canada Exposed in Washington: Our Embassy Ignores July 1, Celebrates July 4

As Canadians across the country mark Canada Day with pride, the Canadian embassy in Washington, D.C., is doing nothing to mark our country’s 145th birthday.  And yet, on July 4, guests have been invited to our embassy to enjoy a fireworks display in honour of the founding of the United States of America.

“I was astounded when I came across this information,” said Green Party Leader Elizabeth May, MP Saanich-Gulf Islands. 

“While the Harper Conservatives support a bill to protect the right to fly our flag, they are systematically ruining our reputation internationally.  And why are they spending $28 million to celebrate the fact that the British Empire, the Iroquois Confederacy, and other First Nations won the War of 1812, making Canada possible, when the Prime Minister seems to think we lost?” said May.  “I hope Canadians take note of this on July 1 and are more determined than ever to protect Canada — our traditions, our values and our natural environment from Stephen Harper’s radical agenda.”