On Monday I told you about Kellie Leitch, the Conservative MP who is now running for the leadership of the party. She asked a question on her website: Should we screen would-be immigrants for Canadian values?
The media was outraged. But according to a Nanos poll, screening foreign immigrants for Canadian values is pretty much the one thing that unites our country. Every region of Canada, every age group, both sexes, support it.
The CBC reporter who specializes in reports about Justin Trudeau’s socks was especially angry at Leitch. But has he read the Broadcasting Act law that created the CBC? It says the CBC is meant to provide “programming that reflects Canadian attitudes, opinions, ideas, values and artistic creativity.”
We ban people from Canada all the time based on their beliefs. Just this summer, hundreds of political activists from around the world were banned for even a tourist visa. We single would-be visitors and citizens all the time because they supposedly don’t share “Canadian values;” look at Roosh, and Ernst Zundel.
So let’s have this “Canadian values” debate. The fancy people love open borders. But the rest of us think being Canadian means something special.
NEXT: I talk about the territorial sabre rattling what’s really going on in the South China Sea with China expert and Forbes contributor Gordon Chang. We also discuss the G20 summit in China, and some of the odd goings-on in terms of diplomacy and protocol.
THEN: Renaud Brossard is a "Generation Screwed" Quebec Spokesperson. This young libertarian was kicked off the University of Laval campus — you won't believe why. (Or maybe you will...)
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