3. Matt Gurney: Symbolic military gestures only mean so much
from National Post
July 19, 2013:
As a relatively rare Canadian journalist with an active interest in security and defence issues, my editors came to me yesterday asking what I thought about the decision to bring back some traditional ranks, titles and uniform patches to the Canadian Army. The announcement, made by Defence Minister Peter MacKay in Halifax, is part of the Conservative government's continuing efforts to make Canada's military history a much greater part of our national life.
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