There is nothing at all wrong with defending our national values. They stem from humanitarian principles that must be promoted wherever possible.
The storm of controversy around Kellie Leitch continues to rage. Some have offered strong support, but others have lambasted the aspiring Conservative leader, apparently on the dubious premise that defending Canadian values somehow contradicts Canadian values.
While her name recognition and general popularity have both soared, her stance has engendered some resentment and even contempt. One of her own party members is calling on her to withdraw from the race. Some are comparing her to Donald Trump.