Time to stop look­ing in rearview mir­ror

The Intelligencer (Belleville) - - OPINION -

Like many Cana­di­ans, I find Prime Min­is­ter Trudeau’s con­stant cam­paign­ing, fundrais­ing, tak­ing self­ies and be­ing on an end­less apol­ogy tour deeply ir­ri­tat­ing. This lastest apol­ogy for ac­tions 150 years ago, when Canada was some­what a ‘ law­less coun­try’ is lu­di­crous, since no mat­ter how hard he tries Trudeau can­not re­write and erase Canada’s his­tory.

Ev­ery coun­try has things in its past it is not proud of, but it is bet­ter to move for­ward than back­wards. Ob­vi­ously, like ev­ery­thing Trudeau does, his end­less apolo­gies are at­tempts to curry favour with cer­tain vot­ing blocks.

Be­ing from an Aca­dian back­ground, with my an­ces­tors ar­riv­ing in Nova Sco­tia in 1604, they too were treated very badly, as they were ex­pelled from Canada, yet Aca­di­ans have moved for­warded, main­tain­ing their rich cul­ture with­out re­ly­ing on the govern­ment. My hope is that other groups which have suf­fered in­dig­ni­ties will do the same. We can­not keep look­ing in the rear view mir­ror as Trudeau keeps want­ing to do. Larry Comeau Ot­tawa


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