Oh, Canada Day

The Coast - - THIS WEEK -

I am the grad­u­ate stud­ies rep on the Dal­housie Stu­dent Union, and was in at­ten­dance at the meet­ing in which a state­ment of “a coun­cil mem­ber ba­si­cally told me if I don’t like Canada, I can get out” was sup­pos­edly made (“Ma­suma Khan is mak­ing his­tory,” Back to School guide story by Ja­cob Boon, Au­gust 31). At no point in time was any­one “ba­si­cally told to get out.” Mary Mac­Don­ald, the stu­dents with dis­abil­i­ties rep, chal­lenged any­one who sup­ported the Canada Day ban to re­nounce the Char­ter of Rights and Free­doms and Mul­ti­cul­tural Act. This isn’t ask­ing any­one to re­nounce their cit­i­zen­ship or to leave the coun­try. You can live in Canada, be a Cana­dian ci­ti­zen, and re­nounce these. —Rhys Mac­Don­ald, Hal­i­fax

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