For the first time, in a LONG time, I think of nationalism and the state and pride in the same sentence.  As in:

I am proud to be a Canadian.

My adopted country, touting the values that represent it as a state, has acted in a manner that sets a powerful example for this hemisphere when it comes to basic humanity.

We are welcoming 25,000 Syrian refugees to Canada by the end of February.  As PM Trudeau said: ““Tonight they step off the plane as refugees, but they walk out of this terminal as permanent residents of Canada.”

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And I think, as a result of this action, folks in this hemisphere have become more aware of those values too.  Like folks at the New York Times who had a lot of nice things to say about my Prime Minister and the people with whom I share this piece of planet.

So, good on you, Canada.  Keep up the good work.



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