Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Plains of Abraham re-enacment canceled due to firestorm of protests


You won't need a map for Quebec City's Plains of Abraham re-enactment this year. The CTV reports:
"Following a firestorm of protest, a planned re-enactment of the 1759 defeat of French forces on Quebec City's Plains of Abraham has been cancelled. The National Battlefields Commission, the federal agency that helps to preserve the Plains, made the announcement Tuesday while explaining revisions to the programming surrounding the 250th anniversary."

I thought Americans were the only ones who were overly PC about stuff.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Tant pis.
If the Quebecois were more savvy about marketing, they'd have proceeded with the re-enactment while assuring that the outcome was different this time.

Cory said...

Thanks for posting this, Sue. I had not read the CTV report. I hope you don't mind and that it's not bad form, but in my first ever attempt at blogging I commented on exactly this issue (http://buckeach.blogspot.com). Perhaps my comments will be of interest to you and your readers.

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