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Joly’s office confirms no Canada 150 medals — despite ‘enthusiasm’ from previous minister

 

The Ministry of Canadian Heritage still has no plans to issue commemorative medals for Canada’s 150th anniversary, despite recommendations and proposals from officials. Bureaucrats briefed Joly on their progress after a proposal to the previous minister, Conservative Shelly Glover, was met with “enthusiasm,” according to documents obtained via an access-to-information request. Joly has not explained why the medals project has been dropped. “The contribution of great Canadians will be recognized through a wide range of projects,” her office said Monday.

The cancellation has drawn the ire of some, including the Royal Canadian Legion, which said it was “shocked and disappointed” and this summer wrote to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, the Governor General, Joly and opposition leaders. Joly was given a detailed memorandum and presentation, including an illustration of a medal featuring the Canada 150 logo. A source close to the project said designs for the medals and medal certificates were ready, and regulations and Letters Patent were drafted by the time Joly decided not to pursue the project.

Read the complete news article: http://news.nationalpost.com/news/canada/canadian-politics/jolys-office-confirms-no-canada-150-medals-despite-enthusiasm-from-previous-minister

Jean-Paul

 

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