Veterans miffed at Marois
MONTREAL—The Royal Canadian Legion says veterans are insulted that Premier Pauline Marois has stuck a Quebec symbol inside the red poppy she’s been wearing.
Marois was sporting a Fleur-de-lis pin inside her poppy when she gave her first inaugural address in the Quebec legislature this week.
“I find it’s very political and right now the veterans are very, very, very upset because they fought for Canada, not just for Quebec,” she stressed.
“We are in Canada,” Arsenault added. “If she wants to wear the poppy, she should just wear it like it is.”
She’s even sent a letter to the premier saying it’s not proper to wear the poppy with a pin inside.
Arsenault, whose father was a veteran, said the poppy is a Royal Canadian Legion symbol and nothing should be attached inside—even the Canadian flag.