…of ‘party’, ‘Canadian’ & values…

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…”Tom Mulcair unlikely to return to parliament as NDP leader after low profile during the summer”…”Is it really so un-Canadian to worry that some would-be Canadians may be un-Canadian?”…

After announcing last April in Edmonton that he would resign as party leader as 52% of party delegates to the national convention voted in favour of a leadership change, Tom Mulcair has had an especially low profile.

It looks like parliament will reconvene with both the Conservatives and NDP having ‘caretaker’ interim leaders before their official party leadership conventions sometime in 2017.

This should make for interesting times in the House of Commons this fall with lots of jockeying for position in the backroom bastions of power.

It seems some controversy brews about the whole idea of ‘Canadian values’ and whether they are important to our immigration system and policies.

If it’s un-Canadian to think that a would-be Canadian may be un-Canadian, just what might some of those Canadian values be defined as? and how might they be tested?

Some ‘valuable’ lessons to be learned here me thinks!…..

Are right and wrong convertible terms, dependent upon popular opinion? ~William Lloyd Garrison

The right to do something does not mean that doing it is right. ~William Safire

The deepest, purest, sweetest happiness, the peace which passeth all understanding, the joy that is unspeakable, comes from no outward state, it depends on no earthly condition. It springs from the simple, bare consciousness of rectitude in the soul. Everyone is the guardian of their own happiness by making oneself the keeper of one’s own conscience. Only be at peace with that clear, calm voice which whispers duty in the soul, and there is no power on earth that can make you miserable. ~adapt. Daniel March, “Man Wonderfully Made,” Our Father’s House, or the Unwritten Word, 1869

Cheers to a thrilling thriving Thursday that sings—PEACE!!!

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