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On 11 November 2014, the Embassy of Canada, along with its friends, neighbours, allies, gathered to honour past and present soldiers in a Remembrance Day ceremony.
Major General Matern stood in the Embassy’s courtyard, robust with Canadian flags, to begin the procession. Corporal Fredette spoke of the history of Remembrance Day and Corporal Bolduc shared the history of the poppy along with a reading of Flanders Fields. The ceremony took pause for a moment of silence followed by The Lament and The Rouse. Deputy Head of Mission Denis Stevens, remembering Corporal Nathan Cirillo and Warrant Officer Patrice Vincent, added a contemporary context to this year’s Remembrance Day.
Prime Minister Stephen Harper today delivered the following remarks in the House of Commons addressing the attacks in the Nation's Capital:
"Thank you, colleagues.
"Mr. Speaker, I would like to begin today by recognizing and thanking the Leader of the Opposition and the Honourable Member for Papineau for their kind remarks and words of encouragement yesterday evening.
"Mr. Speaker, in our system, in our country, we are opponents but we are never enemies.
"We are Canadians, one and all.
Canada is committed to taking action to protect civilians and counter ISIL’s barbaric activities and expansionist agenda. On October 7, 2014 the Parliament of Canada passed a motion that will see Canada join coalition efforts to counter ISIL. Canada’s military mission is in addition to the significant humanitarian, development and security assistance that Canada is already contributing to Iraq.
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