The Canadian military is a volunteer service. When they go abroad they may be engaged for good or evil but they do so at the behest of the government of the day. Unless they are engaged in directly defending Canadian soil they are not acting as a defence force, rather they are an extension of Canadian foreign policy.

We have no truck with governments or soldiers that rap themselves in the flag in an attempt to elevate soldiers and their activities as somehow anywhere and everywhere the “Defenders of Canadian Freedom.”

Soldiers signed up to go on foreign adventures at the behest of their employer. There is nothing sacred or sacrosanct about them or their activities.

Should it actually come down to defending Canada from direct external attack we are sure the majority of Canadians would head to the front lines in which case the Canadian military would be transformed into a citizens defence force and that would be something sacred and sacrosanct.

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