Winnipeg Sun | 04May2010 | Orest Slepokura

Diversity brings intellect

Re: ‘Multiculturalism fails Canada,’ Salim Mansur, May 01, 2010.

Salim Mansur complains of influence exerted by the “ideology of Islamism” on Canadian politics “undermining Canada’s support for Israel.”

As if such support within Canada were some monolithic core value uniformly embraced across the entire Canadian body politic.

Zionists are just one of many titles making up our multicultural mosaic. Indeed the annual BBC World Service poll out in April found that only 23% of Canadians held a positive view of Israel, while 38% viewed it negatively.

With diversity come different and dissenting viewpoints, an intellectual pluralism that may be too rich for some palates.

Orest Slepokura
Strathmore, Alta.

(You’ve just given his palate a sour taste to it.)

Edmonton Sun | 04May2010 | Orest Slepokura

Multiculturalism fails Canada

[... as above ...]

(That’s a nice way of saying some people are just haters.)