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The Liberal government’s reported changes to Canada’s citizenship guide appear to be yet another instance of politically correct, feel good signalling winning over pragmatic public policy.
Meanwhile, the Liberals have taken out the section explaining that “barbaric cultural practices” such as honour killings and female genital mutilation are not accepted in Canada.
originally posted by: Sheye
Exactly what are we telling new citizens in Canada by taking this last excerpt out of the citizenship guide?
New Canadians come from jurisdictions where these practices are tolerated, and in some cases accepted and even encouraged. It’s important that immigrants coming to Canada fully appreciate their obligations in a secular democracy where women’s rights are equal to men’s. If we are to give newcomers the information they need to thrive here – which is one role of this guide – we are obliged to tell them about how Canada’s cultural norms differ from those of other countries’.
originally posted by: BestinShow
What the hell is this all aboot..?
Next up, our neighbors to the North include FGM under the Canada Healh Act.....and with no co-pay required.