“I swim for the veterans, not for terrorists.” – Steven Blaney

News 16 July, 2017
  • Photo Daniel Mallard
    Steven Blaney was all smiles after successfully crossing the river St. Lawrence after 48 minutes of effort.

    Elisa Cloutier

    Sunday, 16 July 2017 21:20

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    After crossing the river, to swim in the framework of the Crossing of the St. Lawrence, the conservative mp for Lévis Steven Blaney launched a cutting edge in the Trudeau government, which has just granted a compensation of $ 10.5 million to Omar Khadr, for the violation of his human rights.

    “I’m swimming today for the veterans, not for the terrorists “, he mentioned in the Journal, after 48 minutes to cross the river.

    “It is troubling, I sense the grumbles, especially as we were faced with the terrorist threat,” he said, referring to the slaughter that occurred in the mosque of Quebec last January.

    Campaign different

    Note that a fundraising campaign has recently been launched by a radio host Ottawa, and Brian Lilley, to support the family of the american soldier that Omar Kadhr allegedly killed in Afghanistan, 15 years ago.

    In total, 25 000 $ was raised during the fifth edition of the Crossing of the Saint Lawrence river.

    The money will be donated to the Fondation du Régiment de la Chaudière and will be used to update the new ” military museum citizen “, located on the street of the Arsenal, in Old Lévis. The Régiment de la Chaudière is the only French-canadian regiment to have done the Normandy landing.

    In front of the bright success of the fifth edition of this Crossing, where 11 swimmers braved the river for the cause, Steven Blaney suggests that a sixth could be held next year.

    The “good causes”

    “These are not the good causes that are missing ! “, launched the one that came in fifth place, recording a time of 48 minutes 45 seconds. Accompanied by the kayakers, the swimmers have left the pool Brown at Quebec, to finally arrive at the parc Saint-Laurent on the other side of the river, in Lévis.