New Brunswick Conservatives are leading the charge against a federal Liberal advertisement that says Canadians can no longer wear the flag with pride when abroad.
Keith Ashfield, the Conservative MP for Fredericton, and Jody Carr, the Progressive Conservative MLA for Oromocto, are condemning a postcard from Liberal MP Hedy Fry that has turned up in many provincial mailboxes.
The postcard shows a weathered Canadian flag on a rucksack with the words “We used to wear it abroad with pride.”
“I was completely offended by it,” Carr said, who received one of the cards in his mailbox.
But Fry says the Tories are deliberately taking the message out of context.
“This postcard represents what Liberals are hearing from everyday Canadians from coast, to coast, to coast: that, under Stephen Harper, Canada is becoming a diminished light and force on the world stage,” Fry told The Telegraph-Journal.
“Mr. Harper has tarnished our international reputation when it comes to climate change, the United Nations, respect for human rights, peacekeeping, and the list goes on.”
The only thing that might make me ashamed to wear our flag is the fact that some Canadians inexplicably keep electing Hedy Fry.