Friday, January 23, 2009

Shovel-ready? We've been shovel-ready for 200 years!

The two hundredth anniversary of the War of 1812 rushes towards us. A network of Ontario citizens' groups and heritage agencies is asking the federal government to allocate $64 million dollars as part of a $189 million initiative to upgrade, develop, and preserve historic sites and related institutions as part of the commemoration.

They are citing the Conservative Party platform commitment to "instill pride in Canadian history and identity" and "ensure that important historic milestones such as the 200th anniversary of the War of 1812 will achieve the national recognition they deserve."

Full details of the proposal are available here. The heritage network urges you to contact your political representatives in support.
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