I am offended to the core by the shameful behaviour by some members of the Sikh community.
This group of people has been welcomed into our country and communities in a way that no other country on earth has done. We have changed our pre-existing culture to ensure that the one they brought with them from their home country is accommodated.
The response of this group of people is to shout at us that we are all racists because our authorities applied Canadian law to a Sikh who had managed to smuggle himself into Canada under false pretenses.
They have called the Vancouver Sun, the Province (newspaper), CKNW, British Columbians and Canadians in general racists. It’s despicable.
The CBSA may well suffer from bureaucratic incompetence for not handling this differently, but I feel they are due some defense: They were deporting a man in a lawful and dignified manner.
If they had taken him into custody or had planned some undercover deportation can you imagine the outrageous would have leveled against them?Shame on them, and shame on us for allowing it.Maybe you have this week’s column.
Tuesday, December 11, 2007
The headline in this morning's 24 Hours is:
"IT'S A BIG VICTORY"
Mob rule? Intimidation?
The protest at YVR wasn't about civil disobedience or reasonable protest. It was about preventing officers of the law from performing their sworn duties.
And this commentary is not about race, religion, color, customs or differences.
It is about respecting the laws of a sovereign state - Canada.
If those Canadian Border Service agents had proceeded out of the building and approached the taxi in which Mr. Singh was waiting, absolute chaos would have followed.
Perhaps that is to be expected in other cultures and communities, but it is not welcome in Canada. Just as people who sneak into the country using false documentation are not welcome.
That mob scene was a disgrace.
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