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The Wolfe Pack Eyes It’s Prey

February 17th, 2009

A riddle: If a federal politician in Canada removed millions of dollars from the Quebec economy, what would separatist groups do?

If you answered patting them on the back and feeling very proud of them, go to the back of teh calss.

Yet when it is the separatists themselves that are removing millions from the Quebec economy, that’s exactly what they do:

A ragtag army of Quebec separatists, armed only with Internet petitions and menacing e-mails, have triumphed where the French army failed 250 years ago, preventing another British victory on the Plains of Abraham.

Following weeks of mounting controversy that last week reached Parliament, the National Battlefields Commission cancelled its plans to commemorate the anniversary of the historic 1759 battle…

“It’s kind of mind-boggling. I just can’t believe that this handful of people are patting themselves on the back, feeling very proud of themselves. They have no idea what they’re doing for the province.”

He [Horst Dresler, a Vermont resident who was marshalling the 2,100 volunteers that were expected on the Plains] said the thousands of re-enactors and the tourists drawn for the spectacle would have pumped millions into the Quebec City economy.

Worse, these people see this whole charade as a beginning:

Patrick Bourgeois, who has led the charge against the re-enactment, wrote on his Web site on the weekend that the next step should be to push for the removal of “all monuments dedicated to the memory of Wolfe” in Quebec City.

These people aren’t happy hurting the guys who try to make a living in Quebec city’s hospitality industry, they want to eradicate history. That makes them people who must be challenged.


h/t to Daimnation, who has had the best post title on this story, They Cried “Wolfe”!

Wolfe Kicked Montcalm's Ass

  1. NeilD
    February 18th, 2009 at 01:25 | #1

    I want to invite all of these re-enactors, mostly Americans, to Niagara Falls, Ontario where we have more than enough space to accommodate them and their re-enactment of the Battle of the Plains of Abraham. We have our own battlefields from the War of 1812 and have a large one (Battle for Chippawa) completely intact AND we have the hotels and restaurants that are only too willing to serve the battle participants. We have also been working with re-enactors for many years now and are preparing for our 200th anniversary of the War of 1812 in 2012.
    Bring them on!
    Wouldn’t that piss the separatists off!
    Send an e-mail to our local newspaper: clarocque@nfreview.com
    I’ve already been in touch with a local alderman.

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