Tuesday, February 17, 2009
Organizers Cancel Mock Battle Of The Plains Of Abraham
From CBC News:
Federal minister accuses sovereigntists of playing politics with commemoration.
The National Battlefields Commission has cancelled a re-enactment of the Battle of the Plains of Abraham set for Quebec City this summer due to security concerns that the mock battle could turn into a modern-day conflict.
The federal body, which is responsible for the Plains site outside the fortified walls of Quebec City, announced Tuesday that a commemorative recreation of the 1759 battle is no longer welcome on the original battlefield site.
"We cannot compromise the security of families and children that would attend the event," said André Juneau, head of the commission.
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Update #1: Re-enactment cancelled -- CTV