(This column originally appeared in the Toronto Sun)
Who would have thought Canadian values could be so controversial?
Plenty of ink has been spilt in the past few weeks over the suddenly taboo topic of promoting Canadian values.
The consensus from Canada’s elites has been to condemn the very idea of listing our values, let alone asking newcomers to respect and adhere to them.
Justin Trudeau’s government has received a great deal of praise for its pledge to swiftly resettle 25,000 Syrian refugees within just a few months of taking office. Indeed, this bold humanitarian gesture is precisely the type of commitment Canadians champion and support. We are an open and tolerant bunch, and Canadians take pride in welcoming newcomers from around the world with open arms.Read more