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24 October 2014

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Of course he was a reservist. Canada's military tradition flows through the regiments, and the reserve regiments have done the vast bulk of fighting (and dying) for Canada.

Why would you lock up the honour of guarding the war memorial to whatever regular infantry regiment that happens to be stationed closest to Ottawa? Spread it around and deepens the military tradition for all of Canada.

Besides, posting live guards at the war memorial is really recent. Before that, we relied on the pigeons.

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