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Liberal Candidate Reacts to Miller Comments

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Editor,

Recent comments made by Bruce-Grey-Owen Sound MP Larry Miller regarding traditional face coverings serve to underline the disconnect between the Harper Government and Canadian citizens.

Miller, in remarks on an open line radio show, commented that, “If you’re not willing to show your face…if you don’t want to do that, stay the hell where you came from.”

He was referring to the case of a Muslim woman who chose to war a niqab while taking the Canadian citizenship oath.

Those comments are unacceptable and un-Canadian.


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Reader Reacts to MP Miller's Comments

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Editor, the following letter has been sent to Bruce-Grey-Owen Sound MP, Larry Miller

Larry,

In the last year on at least two occasions you have revealed to your constituents that you are not a strong proponent of Canada's laws on religious freedom or our charter of rights and freedoms. Surely you know that religious freedoms and human rights are protections for minorities from the tyranny of the majority.

If we, as a society, believe in these things and promote religious freedoms as Harper is sometimes wont to do, then we must accept that sometimes we must tolerate elements that we are not comfortable with. It comes with the territory.


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Protesting Bill C-51

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Dear Editor,

Recently I attended a citizen’s protest in Owen Sound against the passing of Bill C- 51, “An Act to enact the Security of Canada Information Sharing Act and the Secure Air Travel Act, to amend the Criminal Code, the Canadian Security Intelligence Service Act, and the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act and to make related and consequential amendments to other Acts.” as detailed by the House of Commons.

There are slow and insidious changes happening in Canadian law that are deeply disturbing; the erosion of our civil liberties. Some changes seem to happen quickly like a coup d'état. Other changes happen gradually like a continuous stream of water eroding a rock. In this case, C-51’s erosion of our democratic rights and freedoms.


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