Defence Minister Peter MacKay announced Tuesday Ottawa’s decision to restore the “Royal” moniker to the Canadian navy and air force. All in the name of embracing Canada’s “heritage”.
This uninformed race to the past unmasks the Conservatives. It exposes their dangerous parochialism and nationalistic tendencies. It limits Canada’s heritage to our gallant participation in World War 1 and World War 2. That colonialism is also our heritage the Conservatives are unaware.