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Don Cherry’s comments were wrong, but not on every front

By Scott Taylor      

On the topic of Canadians wearing poppies to display respect for our men and women in uniform, I would whole heartedly agree with Don Cherry that every Canadian should participate.

People lay poppies on the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Ottawa on Nov. 11, 2019. That so many Canadians of all stripes are opting out of wearing poppies means we are failing to educate people as to what they represent and why we wear them every November, writes Scott Taylor. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade

OTTAWA—There is no question that hockey commentator Don Cherry’s controversial remarks and subsequent firing proved polemic well beyond the normal reach of the Hockey Night in Canada audience. But the Cherry saga was perhaps at its most divisive among the very veterans community the aging sportscaster was purporting to defend.

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