Wednesday, December 06, 2006

Ezra Levant And Dual Loyalties

One of the more absurd "controversies" floating around the country today is the "issue" of Mr. Dion's dual citizenship. Ezra Levant, never one to miss the opportunity to make an ass of himself, has published a smear job in the Calgary Sun called "Question of Loyalty". Mr. Levant takes several paragraphs to come to the conclusion that we may not be able to trust Mr. Dion's loyalty because he has dual citizenship with France. This is a highly ironic argument coming from the Jewish Mr. Levant, as it the same kind of nonsense antisemites spread around about Jews. Does Mr. Levant now think the "dual loyalty" argument holds water? Is he willing to renounce his Jewish religion as a sign of loyalty to Canada? Perhaps Mr. Levant will enlighten us all in upcoming columns.

If Ezra needs a hint as to how he can pretzel his way out of this, he should look at Jack Layton's comments:
"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," Layton told The Canadian Press.

"But for a person that isn't in a position of representing others, holding dual citizenship is fine with us."
ie Dual citizenship is ok for voters (and presumably columnists), but not for party leaders. What nonsense.
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