Saturday, February 14, 2009

Harper Tries To Quell Brewing Battle Over Plains Of Abraham Re-Enactment

Overlooking The Plains Of Abraham

From The CBC:

Prime Minister Stephen Harper is calling on Quebec sovereigntists to stop trying to stir up a political war over the re-enactment of the historic Battle of the Plains of Abraham this summer in Quebec City.

While speaking in Montreal on Friday, Harper said most Canadians have accepted the outcome of the battle 250 years ago in which the British beat the French, putting an end to New France.

Many Quebec sovereigntists, including members of the Bloc Québécois and the Parti-Québécois, consider the battle a humiliating defeat and the start of English domination over French-speaking people in North America.

Harper said the battle was a key moment in Cana

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