June 12, 2016

Liberals snub Battle of Ridgeway commemoration: “The Irish invading Canada is not multicultural enough”?

David MenziesMission Specialist
 

Who mourns the fallen soldiers of Ridgeway? Most Canadians have probably never heard of the Battle of Ridgeway, waged 150 years ago near Fort Erie, Ontario but what’s the Trudeau government’s excuse?

The 1866 battle saw Canadian patriots up against an invading force of about 800 Irish-Americans known as the Fenian Brotherhood who hoped to temporarily take Canada hostage to force the UK out of Ireland.

The Fenians were met by volunteer militias like the Queen’s Own Rifles and the Royal Hamilton Light Infantry. They were shopkeepers, school teachers, university students and farm boys facing heavily-armed, battle-hardened Civil War Vets.

It was the first modern industrial-era battle fought by Canadians and the last one fought in Ontario against foreign invaders.

It proved enormously significant to Canada’s formation when the colonies realized they could defend themselves rather than rely on Britain. Canada was born just 13 months after the battle.

Not everyone forgot.

About 5,000 participated in the sesquicentennial events in Fort Erie earlier this month. It was a grand affair with several dignitaries attending, including Mayor Wayne Redekopof, NDP MPP Wayne Gates, and CPC MP Rob Nicholson.

Absent were any representatives of the Federal government.

The snub by the Trudeau Liberals was shocking. Given the importance of this battle to confederation, one would’ve expected perhaps the PM or at least the Minister of Defence to be there but they were AWOL.

I contacted Peter Vronsky, author of “Ridgeway: The American Fenian Invasion and the 1866 Battle That Made Canada”. He said not only did no federal minister attend but financial support from the Confederation celebration fund was refused on the grounds that commemorations will focus on multiculturalism”, not military events, prompting Vronsky to quip:

“I guess the Irish invading Canada is not multicultural enough for them.”

Watch as I explain both the official excuses and the unspoken speculation for why the Liberals weren’t there.

Whatever the reason, celebrating men who made the ultimate sacrifice at Ridgeway should transcend politics.

That didn’t happen with the ruling Liberals and that’s a disgrace, especially for those who died 150 years ago fighting for this country.

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commented 2016-06-13 09:45:48 -0400
Those who died did not die to build the nation that the lefties want. So they ignore it. The left wants to destroy our history, our heritage and our birthright. Once again they prove the adage, “The sum of intelligence in the world is a constant. Only the population is increasing”.
commented 2016-06-13 08:11:49 -0400
Multiculturalism is the state religion of Canada. It will be the salvation of us all.
commented 2016-06-13 03:01:11 -0400
If you love our ‘old stock’ Canadian culture then YOU should go to Pegida Canada’s Facebook page.

https://www.facebook.com/Pegida.canada

Then “LIKE” their Facebook page.

Show your support. Do it right now while it’s on your mind!
commented 2016-06-12 20:22:15 -0400
I am crossing my fingers and hoping like hell that the Liberals will forget to remind the chief snowboard instructor that next April is the centenary of the Battle of Vimy Ridge. Please, please, send him to Whistler instead.
commented 2016-06-12 17:39:15 -0400
Perhaps if the organizers invited Muslims and Econuts to the event their would have been federal representation?
commented 2016-06-12 17:25:49 -0400
The odious and flawed ideology of “Multiculturalism” is evil.
commented 2016-06-12 16:03:03 -0400
Had no trouble finding $200.000.00 for the mosque in Cambridge to celebrate 15o years of Canada.
commented 2016-06-12 15:01:55 -0400
The liberals are being careful here, after all this could cause the Muslim brotherhood to become very upset with them, they just can’t have that now.
commented 2016-06-12 12:20:54 -0400
Well said Karan.
If only more people could see and more importantly understand that multiculturalism is OK but it should never usurp the existing cultures and prohibit signs and icons of other cultures.
commented 2016-06-12 12:11:02 -0400
It is quite clear that celebrating and/or defending the Canadian Culture is verboten with the Liberals. Why? Because the opposite is now the policy of these traitors.
commented 2016-06-12 12:04:58 -0400
What ‘multiculturalism’ has to do with Confederation celebrations?
Did any mohammedan, sikh/east-indian, tamil, chinese, filipino, black-african, made any contributions to the creation of Confederation?
We need to get rid of these politically correct politicians & their policies ASAP.
Irrespective of their political affiliation; libs, dippers, cons all are same, they all have one common goal (taking different approach to confuse & manipulate Canadian voters) demise of Canadian heritage its culture & values.
You can’t have a Nation without being proud of its rich heritage, its distinct culture & superior values.
‘Multiculturalism’ is like a bog it’ll take down anybody who steps in it.
commented 2016-06-12 11:42:24 -0400
turdo was too busy celebrating bombadam with his muslim buddies. i hope he is the first one who gets raped up the ass ,but in hindsight he’s probably looking forward to it and sofie can watch, he looks like he swings that way
commented 2016-06-12 11:06:04 -0400
UPDATE

Ramadan by the numbers

Ramadan Bombathon 2016 Day number 7

Muslims often insist that other religions are just as violent as theirs and that the bigger problem is “Islamophobia”.
We put that narrative to the rest each Ramadan with a running count of ALL terror attacks categorized by motive.

Motive – Terror in the name of Islam………………..Attacks = 60….…….Kills = 472
Motive – All other religions combined …………….Attacks = 0…………Kills = 0
Motive – By Islamophobes…………………………….Attacks = 0…………Kills = 0

Source: TheReligionofPeace.com

Those who live by the sword will be shot by those of us who have progressed.

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commented 2016-06-12 10:45:37 -0400
Gawd, there were no liberals involved.
If there was so much as a liberal tomcat present within a hundred mile radius of the battlefield, there would have been an eight thousand person contingent representing today’s liberal government present at the ceremonies claiming that they had fought bravely to stop the enemy in their tracks.
commented 2016-06-12 10:35:21 -0400
Justin will spend more Taxpayers Money and that fix everything. If he breaks Canada who will care about the past, it will be Justin’s World. Sad thing is if it wasn’t for the people of the Past fighting for Canada and stopping the invasions, F-Head Trudeau wouldn’t even be here. His wonderful Frenchmen also had to be saved in the WW1. It seems like he wants to make Canada like France, pretty much owed by the Muslims, maybe we should have have let the Nazi’s take France over in the 40’s, instead of saving their ASSES.
commented 2016-06-12 10:21:03 -0400
Remember what that fucking pig Trudeau said. “Quebeckers are better…”.

You stupid Canadians chose an asshole that is out to destroy Canada as we know it – much like Obama was out to “fundamentally change the US”.

Of course, Obama has created the biggest financial mess in US history – Americans hate his fucking guts.

Stupid Canadians – you never learn – you keep choosing marxists and wonder why the country turns into theft and corruption shortly thereafter.

Liberals are humans with rotten DNA.
commented 2016-06-12 10:06:11 -0400
HEAR, HEAR!
This celebration of ‘multiculturalism’ will be the death of Canadian culture and Canadian history. Trudeau and his French party have a vested interest in destroying all vestiges of traditional Canada and is shows no more clearly than here.
commented 2016-06-12 10:01:40 -0400
Clearly Ridgeway is a backwards community if they have an NDP-MPP and a CPC-MP, not an enlightened Liberal in either position. Curious how they went to the opposite ends of the spectrum politically, like Alberta in 2015: don’t they trust the Liberals to be ethical?

Also, the backwardness of Ridgeway is displayed by their having an event that suggests Canada had a history before the holy annointment of Papa Doc Trudeau in 1968. Really, how ignorant can they be by suggesting something historically significant to Canada occurred in 1866? No wonder Baby Doc did not send a representative.
commented 2016-06-12 09:42:18 -0400
Ohhhhh David, you said a swear word – “Militia” shame on you where are your PC sensibilities and purposeful historic illiteracy? Militias are comprised of volunteer armed citizens – that would be a historic record of the traditional “Canadian gun culture” – and everyone knows the Ottawa soviets flushed the idea of armed citizens and the Canadian gun culture down the memory hole in 1990. My ancestors from Upper Canada were bound by oath to keep a serviceable firearm and provide 100 rounds of shot for same as well as be prepared for call to muster – all men between 16 and 60 were deemed to be in this volunteer militia from 1808-1867

It’s understandable Liberals would not celebrate Canada’s tradition of the armed citizen since they have been so desperately been trying to rewrite our past to suit their anti-traditional agendas.
commented 2016-06-12 09:17:36 -0400
Can we please have Prime Minister Harper back?