The Canadian government is already telling people what their values should be

What may be most remarkable about the political and media storm that emerged as a result of Conservative Party leadership contender Kellie Leitch’s proposal that immigrants be screened for “anti-Canadian values” is most Canadians’ apparent lack of self-awareness.

The idea that one set of values may be preferable to another or that the government has no place in setting them are arguable positions. But for anyone claim that this is something new and controversial, or that it isn’t current government policy in Canada indicates that Canadians have no idea what their government-run education system or government information programs are doing.

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