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on November 9, 2016 in World News

Backlash After Air Canada Attempts to Ban Poppy

by Chris Tomlinson Air Canada released an internal memo to staff telling them they were banned from wearing the Remembrance Day poppy, only to face an immediate backlash. The poppy is an important symbol in Canada, just as it is in the UK, as it represents the war dead and veterans of wars fought since the First World War. However Canada’s largest airline, Air Canada, decided to ban its employees from wearing the poppy, reports the National Post. The leaked internal memo, written by Air Canada’s vice-president of in-flight service Renée Smith-Valade, discouraged staff from wearing a poppy while on duty. “I strongly… View Article

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