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Alexandre Boulerice: Another casualty of the Great War | Toronto Star

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Six years ago, Que'bec activist Alexandre Boulerice denounced the First World War as 'butchery.' The war cost millions of lives and enriched countless capitalists. He praised the peace activists who, almost a century ago, tried to stop the senseless carnage.

Ancient history, we might think. Especially in a fast-paced world that measures its news-cycles by the hour. But with the recent anniversary of the Battle of Vimy Ridge Boulerice -- now a member of Parliament -- has been targeted by a strident campaign led by Sun Media pundits and commentators. And the prime minister.
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Born in the USA, living in Canada since 1968, I'm a Vietnam war resister, a revolutionary democratic socialist partisan of the Fourth International reproclaimed in 1993, a member of Canada's New Democratic Party, on the executive committee of the (more...)

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