Monday, February 02, 2009

How 'bout that Nickle Resolution

You know the one? The 1919 House of Commons resolution was trotted out to deny Conrad Black his British title. It was also quietly used to deny Canadian sharpshooters US medals for their fine performance in Afghanistan. Jean Charest has been awarded France's Legion of Honor. It comes on the heels of an orgy of Legion of Honor awards to Canadians who took part in recent World War II sixtieth anniversary commemorations in France. I'm sure the feds will be right on top of this, right? Right?

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Correct me if I'm wrong but doesn't the Nickle Resolution apply only to British honours?

Ottawa Watch said...

It does. But the Canadian snipers were still denied their Bronze Stars because of it.
And why, exactly, are British honours forbidden and French honours OK?