OTTAWA, December 13, 2002 ( – Greg Thompson, M.P. (New Brunswick Southwest, P.C.) has protested against the Royal Canadian Mint’s policy of replacing the word “Christmas” with the banal “giving” in an advertisement using the Christmas carol “The Twelve Days of [Christmas].”  Thompson submitted eight (8) questions in writing to the House of Commons, including, “Whose decision was it to take the Christ out of Christmas?” However, Thompson told the House of Commons on December 11, the latter question was rejected as “inflammatory by a clerk in the Journals office.” The Speaker agreed but is taking the seven other questions into consideration.


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