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Canada-U.S. name-calling

Regarding last week's letter to the editor "Parrish's lack of upbringing" (The Hill Times, March 3). Would someone please remind letter-writer Gene M. Simon of Williamsville, N.Y. that Canadians were fighting Hitler (and dying) for two years before the United States decided to get in the game, and then, only because of Pearl Harbour, and not because of some altruistic need to help out a neighbour at war. Oh, and what year did the U.S. join World War One? 1914? Not.

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Canada-U.S. name-calling

Regarding last week's letter to the editor "Parrish's lack of upbringing" (The Hill Times, March 3). Would someone please remind letter-writer Gene M. Simon of Williamsville, N.Y. that Canadians were fighting Hitler (and dying) for two years before the United States decided to get in the game, and then, only because of Pearl Harbour, and not because of some altruistic need to help out a neighbour at war. Oh, and what year did the U.S. join World War One? 1914? Not.

  

Parliamentary Calendar
Thursday, December 18, 2014
HILL LIFE & PEOPLE SLIDESHOWS
Maher, Den Tandt's Barrack Hill Balladeers perform at Tunes for Ottawa Food Bank shindig at D'Arcy's, Dec. 17 Dec. 18, 2014

Photograph courtesy of Dylan Robertson
D'Arcy McGees was packed on Wednesday night as Hill journalists, staffers. GR and PR folks came out to raise money for the Ottawa Food Bank.
Photograph courtesy of Mark Bourrie
Stephen Maher and Michael Den Tant performing alongside fellow Barrack Hill Balladeers at D'Arcy's Wednesday night.
Photograph courtesy of Stephen Maher
Mark Fraser and Bobby Watt start off the evening with Irish folk song Carrickfergus.
Embassy News Photograph courtesy of Laura Beaulne-Stuebing
Mark Fraser, Stephen Maher, Michael Den Tant and Celeste Côté.
The Hill Times photograph by Rachel Aiello
The Barrack Hill Balladeers had been practising for a while before their performance, said Stephen Maher. The crowd enjoyed them.

MICHAEL DE ADDER'S TAKE