Did Justin Trudeau break the promise of Canada to followers of Pierre Poilievre? No. It is not true. For the promise of Canada is opportunity for all. That’s it. It is the chance for any Canadian to be prime minister, or maybe just achieve a little more than their parents did before them. What Poilievre fails to add is the promise has two sides. Nobody has taken the promise away from you. It requires effort.
Nobody wants you to go hungry. We are a civilization that cares and if you are unable to help yourself, we want to help you.
And if you want to become prime minister of Canada, we can help you along the way. It would help, for example, if you had some life experience that shows you what help people need and want in this country. To set out early in life to be just a politician is not equipping Mr. Poilievre with the background of understanding this country.
Understanding Canada also requires knowledge and experience in other countries. And not just in tourist havens. It is like there are many fine restaurants in Quebec City. You have to realize though that the province is much more than that. Quebec has many people, industries, farmers, teachers, entrepreneurs and more. The province and its people contribute much to Canada’s economy.
Canada promises all its citizens and those coming from other countries the same opportunities. They come with equal opportunities to learn. And there are many opportunities to learn. Apprentice training or community college credits or university degrees. It is up to the individual. The efforts are yours. We all share in recognizing your success.
And, in the same sense as Canadians are good citizens of their country, Canada is a good citizen of this world. We have trading partners, defence partners and when people are faced with the ravages of nature, we send help. That is what this world should be, a place where people help people.
A hollow slogan such as “Bring It Home” is showing a selfish nature that disparages Canadians desire to help other countries, to trade with them and help defend them when attacked by tyrants. Canadians come from all parts of this world. We can only set an example for others.
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