Letter: It’s the one in three that worries me

Published on March 18, 2017

It’s encouraging to see that two out of three Canadians want immigrants screened for Canadian values. I assume this means tolerance for other people’s beliefs, religious or otherwise, equality in all respects for women and men, total acceptance of people’s sexuality, etc.

What is very disturbing is that one out of three Canadians must be willing to accept into Canada people who do not subscribe to those fundamental values. So, if you arrive at the Canadian border, regardless of how you feel gay people should be treated, for example, regardless of where you see a woman’s place in society, one in three Canadians would say, “Come on in!” 

What is even more disturbing is the very likely probability that the extremely liberal-minded people who think this way make up the majority of media personnel, as well as Liberal government lawmakers.

David Boyd
Twillingate