I understand why Ezra Levant has a problem with Stephane Dion’s citizenship – he’s both a bagman for the Conservative Party and an asshole. However, is that Jack Layton I hear, singing the same song, but in more of a gutless castrato?
I would prefer that a leader of a party hold only Canadian citizenship, because one represents many Canadians, and for me that means that it’s better to remain the citizen of one country.
Listen, Jack; if you want anyone to think of the NDP as a credible alternative, stop jumping in front of the camera and yelling the first thing that comes to mind. Haven’t you noticed that it doesn’t work? I would like to think that of all parties the NDP would be adult enough to know that Dion’s citizenship doesn’t matter one little bit. Hell, that is why I have supported the party in the past provincially and federally – not because you will ever actually be the government, but because you remind the government of important things that sometimes get forgotten. This is NOT IMPORTANT.
Let me spell it out for you – if it is legal to hold dual citizenship in this country and it is legal to run for public office while holding it, then it doesn’t fucking matter if someone holds office while holding dual citizenship. If you think that you would sleep better at night if Stephane Dion didn’t have dual citizenship, then drop a ball, call him a traitor, and put forward a motion preventing anyone in elected office, or maybe just ministerial office if that’s your wont, from having dual citizenship.
Otherwise please shut the fuck up and stop embarrasing us.