Lily in the poppy upsets vets

Posted By: Andrew Peplowski · 11/2/2012 4:57:00 AM

Premier Pauline Marois is off to  a bad start with veterans because of the lily in her poppy.

When Marois rose to speak in the National Assembly this week, the remembrance poppy in her label was sporting a fleur de lis pin at its centre.

The President of the Quebec branch of the Royal Canadian Legion says they've been flooded by complaints about the lack of respect shown by the Premier to Canada's war veterans.

The CAQ's Eric Caire, who is also a veteran says he was shocked that the Premier would inject partisan politics into such a symbol.

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