Saturday, October 19, 2013

Extreme veterans group threaten to assault Prime Minister, vandalize MP's offices

What was once a respectable non-profit advocacy group for veterans has taken a turn for the extreme in advance of the 2013 Remembrance Day ceremonies.

Founder and President of the Canadian Veterans Advocacy Mike Blais posted late on October 18 that some ideas for "what veterans might do on R[emembrance] Day" include booing the Prime Minister when he speaks at the National War Memorial; spitting on the Prime Minister (read: assault him); egging MPs (read: assault them); and egging MP's offices (read: commit vandalism).

Unfortunately, simply by threatening violence against elected officials (including the Prime Minister) and vandalism against public offices, this group has lost all credibility as a non-partisan, professional advocate on behalf of Canada's veterans.