Look at these two rank insignias and tell me which of them looks more like it represents Canada:
Defense Minister Peter MacKay has decided that our military must move back to the latter, which is the British design.
Of ALL the things that our military needs, ranging from modern weaponry and better vehicles to more training and co-operation with allied forces, why the hell are we getting rid of the Maple Leaf from our rank designations and going back to British ranks? Is our military permanently re-integrating with the UK military or something?
No, it just seems, for some reason, like this government is hell bent on going back to another era that many members of the modern military wouldn't have even been alive to see. Where is the great clamour for the return to British-style insignias and ranks among those that will be wearing these things?
It doesn't exist, of course. Yet we still lose our Canadian heritage because of this personal fetish of the Harper government.