There has been much talk lately of Canadian Values? Especially so when speaking about new immigrants. I suppose much of this talk has derived from the Conservative leadership race and in particular Kelly Leitch. Bye the way she is on PEI today, are you excited? I’m trying to understand what these ever so important Canadian Values are. I have always respected the laws of the land, I keep myself presentable, polite and always ready to help others. I respect other peoples opinions, religions, and political views. However, where I have a problem with these values is when it involves our leaders and politicians.
Ghiz ran off rather hastily after the E gaming scandal broke and Sheridan was quick on his heels. Then we have the new premier who promised to do business differently, he almost immediately ignored a democratic vote on election reform among other things.
But the biggest blemish on our so called Canadian Values was committed by the leader of the nation, Prime Minister Trudeau! He clearly promised to end the first passed the post during his election campaign and a majority of voters believed him. Guess what? he lied too!!! no intentions of ever reforming the election system.
Where does this leave these ever so important Canadian Values that are being hyped up by eager politicians wishing us to elect them. I think it leaves us with egg on our faces again, we have once more been fooled by these less then honest men and women aspiring to high office.
So to summarize, Canadian Values are for new immigrants, honest and hard working Canadians, they should be taught in schools and practiced by all citizens. But of course they do not apply to politicians, they have no values beyond getting elected and lining their pockets.
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