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Famously unreflective PM skips through German graveyard

Was it just another item in his litany of indifference to things military and to foreign affairs?

"There was no indication that there was anybody [from Shawinigan] -- I looked at the names." So said Prime Minister Jean Chrétien on his recent visit to Germany after being asked why he strode past Canadian tombstones at the Commonwealth War Graves Cemetery in Durnbach.

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Famously unreflective PM skips through German graveyard

Was it just another item in his litany of indifference to things military and to foreign affairs?

"There was no indication that there was anybody [from Shawinigan] -- I looked at the names." So said Prime Minister Jean Chrétien on his recent visit to Germany after being asked why he strode past Canadian tombstones at the Commonwealth War Graves Cemetery in Durnbach.

  

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