Canadian values

Resident concerned about the actions of the federal government

Thank you for the opportunity to read Colin Mayes’ MP Report, titled, Promoting Canadian values, which outlines the measures in the Harper government’s bill, the Zero Tolerance for Barbaric Cultural Practices Act.

We should all applaud the government’s efforts to put limits (as he describes it) on those practices, like arranged marriages and genital mutilation that are contrary to long-standing Canadian values which respect the rights and dignity of the individual.

It’s a shame that Mr. Mayes and his government cannot work toward some limits on other barbaric practices that offend Canadian values such as child poverty, homelessness, the indignities and suffering on reserves, and the needs of injured veterans.

All of these practices seem to have worsened under the Harper regime.

Maybe once we have removed Mr. Mayes, Mr. Harper and a few other like-minded legislators, the federal government can address these and other problems that also offend Canadian values.

 

Richard Simpson

Vernon