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Thursday, September 23, 2004
One of these things is not like the other…
Anybody else notice a slight difference in these two policy statements? I don’t know. That first one…it seems, well, a little shorter or something.
"L) CELEBRATING CANADA’S DIVERSITY OF CULTUREFrom: Areas of Agreement - Conservative Party of Canada Partial Policy Statement, February 4, 2004:
71. Diversity Principles
The Conservative Party of Canada believes that Canada’s multicultural society is a valued reality and accepts the need to foster understanding and equality of opportunity while promoting common values across Canada."
"The Conservative Party of Canada believes that Canada’s multicultural society is a valued reality and accepts the need to foster understanding and equality of opportunity while promoting the common values Canadians share.Evidently institutionalized multiculturalism has undergone a rehabilitation of sorts in the eyes of Conservatives. The big question - will the next Liberal Prime Minister of Canada be Stephen Harper? Stay tuned.
A Conservative government will uphold the freedom of individuals and families to nurture aspects of culture that are important to them, recognizing that institutionalized multiculturalism as a taxpayer-funded program has run its course."
Posted by Alan Rockwell on September 23, 2004 | Permalink
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But doesn't this change give political opponents free reign to say that the party has gone from pushing for Canadian values ("the common values Canadians share") to advancing their 'hidden agenda' of a Taliban-like moral and legal code? ("promoting common values across Canada")
Posted by: MA | 2004-09-24 12:07:39 AM
Hey kids, this document was compiled from earlier CA and PC policy positions as a *basis* for future Conservative policy development. The poolicy convention to amend and add to this document will be held next spring. If you don't like the way it is worded, then get involved in your local riding association, get sent to the convention as a delegate, and *change* it.
Posted by: MC | 2004-09-24 7:43:29 PM
So why did the *basis* change so significantly?
Posted by: Alan | 2004-09-24 9:27:53 PM
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