This battalion of 500+ men worked mainly in the forests and lumber mills of France to provide the wood slats etc needed for trenches, construction, and so forth, and they also trained in infantry.
Members of the battalion served with distinction in the First World War but faced anti-Black racism. https://t.co/qVmFcJYmdI— CBC News (@CBCNews) July 10, 2022
Today, the Government of Canada is apologizing for the treatment of No. 2 Construction Battalion: a segregated Canadian military unit, formed amid racist policies in the First World War. 🧵 #BLM pic.twitter.com/AVCg1pTXgC— Library and Archives Canada (@LibraryArchives) July 9, 2022
We’re pleased to offer a webinar about No. 2 Construction Battalion and those who served in it. Learn to explore military service files, war diaries and other historical records. https://t.co/dzzLq7WPQe pic.twitter.com/7JuD9Sc3oi— Library and Archives Canada (@LibraryArchives) July 8, 2022
Rejected by recruiters, they fought to fight for a Canada that treated them less than equal.— Canadian Forces in 🇺🇸 (@CAFinUS) July 9, 2022
They served and returned to face the same discrimination.
Remember No. 2 Construction Battalion. pic.twitter.com/JKQqyk9R0p
"We cannot ever let what happened to No. 2 Construction Battalion happen again," Trudeau said. "And we cannot let the service of any member of our forces ever be overlooked and forgotten." #Cdnpoli pic.twitter.com/5TYSVO2qJ8— Jaro Giesbrecht 🇨🇦🇸🇰 (@JaroGiesbrecht) July 9, 2022
This is the Legacy Shadow Quilt, a quilt created to perpetuate the memory of those who served with the No. 2 Construction Battalion. It will be displayed as part of the events surrounding the Canadian government’s official apology to those who served with the Battalion pic.twitter.com/YI0j2uP6BG— Canadian War Museum (@CanWarMuseum) July 9, 2022
Moving on --
Thankful to join with community, descendants and LG Mirasty at the Regina Armoury hosted by the Saskatchewan African Canadian Heritage Museum and the Regina Rifles to observe the long overdue apology of the Government of Canada to No. 2 Construction Battalion. pic.twitter.com/79n11YWg6t— Trent Wotherspoon (@WotherspoonT) July 9, 2022
Now the right cloaked leftist Kinsella is using Op Ed’s yo intimidate; we now know that Brown was simply a vote splitter to reduce votes to Polievre in hopes that Jean “The Charade” Charest can make it to the 3rd ballot and squeak in a win with everybody else’s support. https://t.co/Db4uffzzTl— Dployd; Again (Me/Myself/Eye) (@UnkleTwisted) July 10, 2022
Whenever I go to the grocery store I do try to remember to thank the staff still cleaning carts, and I try to mention to the Customer Service staff how grateful I am that they take precautions, but I hadn't thought of mentioning this also to the cashiers.
Went inside a store today, which is rare for me. Thanked the one employee wearing a mask for also wearing one. They teared up. I’m so tired of hearing about consumers. Talk to the workers. Talk to the people risking their life so you can eat a fucking cheeseburger.— Christopher Canning (@cg_canning) July 9, 2022
The media often says “in a blow to environmentalists” as if we’re the only ones who live on Planet Earth.— Jamie Henn (@jamieclimate) June 30, 2022
And Democrats are a little pissed off at the inept reaction in Biden's White House to the SCOTUS abortion decision - two weeks of dithering, and then getting mad at activists? Do better, guys:
The thing about Hunter Biden is that Jared Kushner received $2 billion from the people behind 9/11.— 🇺🇲 Trump for Prison 🇺🇦 (@Trump4Prison24) July 8, 2022
Maybe its AOC and Gavin Newsome they are actually afraid of.
nobody is even working in the white house anymore, they've all checked out, its absurd https://t.co/k4YnFKp6GH— Atrios (@Atrios) July 9, 2022
Need a break from doom scrolling?— Gary Singer (@GarySingerMD) July 8, 2022
Parenting is buying 4 bananas and watching them all get eaten in one day. Then buying 8 bananas and watching them rot on your counter because 'no one likes bananas'. 😂
A Trump rally is like an explosion at a moron factory.#TrumpRally— Middle Age Riot (@middleageriot) July 10, 2022
Damn, some of us just call him Marco Rubio. pic.twitter.com/jRUYUXjfTu— Karol Molinares (@KarolMolinares) July 9, 2022
I will get him.. 😅 pic.twitter.com/xk09FHDC9a— Buitengebieden (@buitengebieden) July 9, 2022
Mother elephant can’t wake baby sound asleep and asks the keepers for help.. pic.twitter.com/WTu07sDWLb— Buitengebieden (@buitengebieden) July 7, 2022
Bouncy,— 🦗🍂🍃The Smokin Grasshopper🍃🍂🦗 (@Grasshopper2049) July 8, 2022
Fun, fun, fun! 👊🏼🤪 pic.twitter.com/dV8MJe8vDl