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Plans to add HST to poppies made for Legionnaires across Canada will be scrapped today, but the idea did raise the ire of Royal Canadian Legion Branches across the country. Marguerite Kempin, Vice President of Legion Branch 96 in Merritt, says it would have been unfair, as the poppies are actually made by a veteran's group that helps disabled vets and people that need help. In Merritt, funds raised during the poppy campaign are donated to Coquihalla-Gillis House to assist veterans. A bursary from the poppy fund is also given to help students who are family members of veterans.
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