Veterans and political leaders say they’re dismayed with criticism being levelled at a scholarship for the children of soldiers killed in the line of duty.
Sixteen professors at the University of Regina have sent a letter to the school’s president saying the school should withdraw from the program known as Project Hero. The program, created by retired general Rick Hillier, offers free tuition to the children of dead Canadian soldiers.
But the professors say the program is “a glorification of Canadian imperialism in Afghanistan and elsewhere.”
Criticism of scholarships for children of fallen soldiers draws sharp rebuke - The Globe and Mail