Source: Georgia Straight Vancouver – By Editor Charlie Smith, Georgia Straight
Nowadays, the best known Ismaili in Canada might be the incredibly popular Calgary mayor, Naheed Nenshi, but there is no shortage of high achievers in the community.
Some politicians are focusing a great deal of attention on “Canadian values”, particularly as they pertain to immigration.
There’s an almost hysterical fear that if Canada permits people to move here who don’t share these “values”, which are rarely defined, then somehow the country will go down the drain.
The foremost purveyor of this idea in national politics has been former Conservative cabinet minister Kellie Leitch. She received a blizzard of free publicity from the media in her campaign to lead her party.
Yet after nine ballots, Leitch was only able to muster 7.95 percent support in the contest to become leader of the Official Opposition. Only 7.95 percent from Conservatives!
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