Monday, March 28, 2011

Best Ignatieff Line: "there is no ethnic vote: ‘A Canadian is a Canadian’"

I love that quote. The Conservatives keep talking about winning the ethnic vote, while Ignatieff says there is no such thing, only the Canadian vote. I remember when Stephen Harper was fear mongering to immigrants about same-sex marriage:
Mr. Harper drew criticism not only from within his own party, but from some of the very people he had hoped to attract. "Mr. Harper is ignorant about mmigration issues, and his statement reflects that ignorance," said Tarek Fatah of the Muslim Canadian Congress, a grassroots group with a membership in the hundreds. "What he's saying is that people can only be gay if they're white Anglo-Saxons."
Everyone is pigeon holed.

3 comments:

  1. I love that. My dad always said, "A Canadian is a Canadian" too.
    Regards from Paris!
    -- K

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  2. Come to think of it, that statement also liberates us from the stupid and wasteful fight between Quebec and ROC.

    I've said it before: I like Iggy's positive attitude towards Quebec. A refreshing change. Might not sit well with the rednecks, though. But we know whom they are voting for and it ain't Iggy!

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