Montreal refuses memorials to WWI camps
Montreal has repeatedly refused to put up memorial plaques to a chapter of somewhat disreputable history when recent immigrants were sent into camps during World War I. In this case it’s the Ukrainian community that wants to have their troubles remembered.
The city says it was the federal government’s actions and the choice to add a memorial should be theirs. Also, while it was a poor decision on Canada’s part, the people sent to those alien internment camps came back. We’re not talking about Nazi transit camps here. (England also interned Germans and other Europeans living there during the war. I’m not saying this excuses it, but it was not an unusual type of decision at the time, and Canada was much more subservient to Britain at the time too.)