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Good to talk about Canadian values, and let’s think it through

By Andrew Cardozo      

The thing about the uniquely 'Canadian values' of equality and respect is that they are fairly clear, only fairly. Some are legislated, some are not. And it is that complex and careful balancing over time—with lots of variation and nuance—that allows for a free and peaceful society.

There are at least two problems with Ms. Leitch's controversial idea to screen people for anti-Canadian values, writes Andrew Cardozo: how exactly do you screen? And what exactly are those anti-Canadian values? The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

OTTAWA—We should screen people for anti-Canadian values. In some ways it might make sense, were it not recommended by the same politician who just a year ago made her party’s solemn commitment to create a “barbaric cultural practices” snitch line: Conservative leadership contender Kellie Leitch.

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