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Ruxted’s Response to Lawrence Martin

The Ruxted Group has taken Globe and Mail columnist Lawrence Martin to task for his views on military matters. We respect his right to hold his views, we respect his right to express them – we wish we were able to write as well. We object to his personal attacks on a ‘defenceless’ Chief of Defence Staff, Gen. Rick Hillier. Gen. Hillier is a public figure but he is unable – as is proper – to defend himself against public attacks on his personality and views – as Martin did in his 5 April 2007 column. Ruxted objects even more to his misuse of the ceremonies surrounding the Vimy memorial to take partisan shots at the government of the day and its apolitical servant, Gen. Hillier.

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