Donald Trump’s values and practices have been spreading well beyond America’s borders. Everyone in the world, and especially those of us here in neighbouring Canada, will be affected by what the United States becomes.
U.S. President Donald Trump, pictured on Feb. 6, 2020, holding up The Washington Post's headline after being acquitted in the U.S. Senate of two impeachment charges the day before.
Official White House photograph by Shealah Craighead
HALIFAX—Whatever else you can say about the last four months in America, Trump the Impeached has hit the U.S. Constitution like a wrecking ball from space.
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'Our relationship with police has been one of violence, from the colonial nature of everything that has happened in Canada,' says Judith Sayers, president of the Nuu-chah-nulth Tribal Council in Port Alberni, B.C.
'I get we're in a pandemic, and I'm very supportive of using the technology, but until I know that it respects the basic rights and has the highest standards, I can't see that it's going to work,' said MP Charlie Angus.
'At least at this stage, it's better to work the backrooms, work the players that have some influence with the White House, and try to ensure that such a threat doesn't become a reality,' says Canada-U.S. group co-chair.
'We do not celebrate the existence of this country in the same way other people do, because we think that the existence of this country came at a price to our ancestors and to us,' says Senator Murray Sinclair.
'Peter MacKay has a proven track record of uniting Conservatives, and that's precisely what he's doing in the leadership campaign. And that's what he'll do if he's elected as leader,' says Conservative MP Michael Cooper.