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Julian Fantino Wants Frank Gervais Punished For Playing Dress Up?


What was the real reason for the follow up story again?

What was the real reason for the follow up story again?

What is up Canada? Have we digressed to such a state of low self esteem as a people that we would seek to ruin Frank Gervais’s life, because he has the harmless habit of dressing up as a decorated military person?  He has not donned the uniform in the pursuit of some dastardly, nefarious deed. I would  suggest to the press, military personnel and Veteran’s Affairs Minister Julian Fantino, that if Frank Gervais is guilty of anything it is respecting and honoring  Canadian paratroopers  to the point of hero worship , but not having what it takes to actually be one of them, perhaps fulfils that unrealised dream, by dressing up as one of them in public. Why would the powers that be even consider giving this man a criminal record with all that would entail, because he played dress up and has been doing so harmlessly for years, even dressing the part in his own wedding ceremony?  People dress up as things that they are not all the time, imitating soldiers and other military personnel at costume parties, theme events, Halloween parties and such and I am unaware of any politician, especially a Minister  of Veteran’s Affair’s in Canadian history ever calling for an investigation to be done by the police for harmless role playing, so why the sudden urge to publicly humiliate and ruin the life of Frank Gervais?

I do not think that Frank Gervais was out to harm anyone. Frank Gervais probably has a deeper respect and sense of gratitude for the what the military does for us and the sacrifices they make for us every day than the average Canadian. I do not think that Frank Gervais  could never conceive of disrespecting our men and women of our armed forces, whether they be living or dead. I saw no disrespect in what he did, but I have witnessed a lot of overreaction to what he did, based perhaps on the killings of  the 2 soldiers and the attack on Parliament Hill’s, Centre Block.  In my opinion for the Minister of Veteran’s Affairs, Julian Fantino to call for Frank Gervais’s actions to be  looked into by law enforcement authorities was political interference in police business and nothing more than political opportunism. This sorry excuse for a Minister of Veteran’s Affairs has in my opinion done more to dishonor  members of the military both living and dead with his, cuts to services for veterans and their families, his refusal to meet directly with veterans and their families to listen and discuss with them solutions to their concerns, than Frank Gervais could ever do by donning a military uniform, putting on a few medals he did not earn and pretending to be something he was not.

As for the press and news reporters who have in my opinion sensationalised this non story, I think that they should be ashamed of themselves.  Frank Gervais did not seek out the CBC reporter to give an interview, he was approached and when asked questions about how he was feeling that day answered them honestly and with what I thought showed a great respect for the military and what they do for this country.  I think that a better story for the CBC to investigate is why if it is so distasteful, disrespectable and is actually against the law for people to wear military uniforms and medals, why are army surplus stores allowed to sell them in the first place? Has this story been blown way out of proportion by the CBC and the rest of the press?  I think so. Was going to Frank Gervais house really necessary and what did going to Frank Gervais’s job accomplish other than to get him possibly fired?Was revenge the motive of the CBC and its reporter, because she felt that she had been made a fool of on national television by Frank Gervais? Is this really a frontline news story? I think not, but here we have it every day now front and center with all of the real important stories, because of a reporter scorned.

Is our respect for our veterans, both living and dead thought to be so easily shaken that we must make an example of this one man pretending to be a medal of honor paratrooper by taking away his lively hood, publicly humiliating him day after day on the news and ruining his life? If Frank Gervais were to lose his job, or he or a member of his family were to be harmed because of the way that this story has been covered by the media, would the honor of our vets be salvaged, or considered enough punishment for those who are seeking their pound of flesh, such as Minister of Veteran’s, Julian Fantino, the vets who gave interviews to CBC and all others who have expressed their outrage and Frank Gervais’s  role playing?

 I only ask, because I feel the way this story’s coverage was handled has been   fueling a rapidly growing public display of  anger and outrage toward Frank Gervais and his wife, who have already received death threats as a result of this story and whose location and work place have been made available to any crazy wanting to do the Gervais harm.

Has this story been blown way out of proportion by the CBC and the rest of the press?  I think so and I think it is becoming a bad habit of news agencies and their reporters to try and make a story out to be more than it is. Was going to this guys house and job really necessary? Is this really a frontline news story? I think not, but here we have it every day now front and center with all of the real important stories and I have to wonder what is up Canada?

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