Monday, September 26, 2005

The Foundations Of Citizenship

The federal government has created a $10 million endowment in honour of Adrienne Clarkson's service as governor general to help educate new Canadians about the importance of proper Canadian citizenship.

Its creation comes too late for one new Canadian, who only now realizes that the responsibilities of Canadian citizenship may be incompatible with that of another country.

If it's like the other government foundations, we'll have no way of knowing how the money gets spent or why.

But why should old Canadians ask why new Canadians need more of our money to teach them how to be citizens, if citizenship in the new Canada has been reduced to a residence permit?

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