Well said, well done
There’s an article on the Toronto Star website that’s been making the rounds today. Kate sent me the link this morning, and my friend Ram posted a link a couple of hours later. It’s well worth reading, even if you’ve only got the time and inclination to check out the first paragraph:
“We want Tamil Canadians, and other minorities, to ‘be Canadian’. Yet when they act Canadian and exercise their Charter right to peaceful protest, we call them ‘Tamils,’ the very identity we do not want them to revert to exclusively.”
We’ve all read a lot about the protests over the past couple of weeks. Lately, it seems like everyone’s got their own opinion, and some of those opinions are better informed and more worthwhile than others. But I have yet to read anything else that so eloquently sums up the difficult and telling relationship that the city has with its protestors.
In fact, go ahead and read the whole article. And if you’ll indulge me, when you’re done, go ahead and read this one. If you know me, then you know that I don’t often talk about my father in public forums, and that’s mainly because he pays his kids the same respect. But this is a special occasion, not to mention a new record, and I hope you’ll read me as a citizen instead of a son when I say that I think it’s well deserved.
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