Why is anybody surprised by Sajan. After all he is a Liberal. The party that gave us a cabinet minister hailed to be from Afghanistan but actually born in Iran or better yet Jag Bhaduria.
Posted by Anonymous to Our Town and Its Business at 30 April 2017 at 09:23
And there was Jean Augustine: came to Canada as a domestic and left children in the care of her mother.
Soon she quit domestic service job ,brought her children to Canada and claimed welfare assistance. While living off the state, she acquired education sufficient to become an elementary school teacher and from there was appointed school principal in very short order.
Jean Chretien chose her as a candidate for a riding predominantly Jamaican. Upon election, the Prime Minister appointed her Minister of State for Canadian Women's Affairs.
When Jag Bhaduria brought disrepute upon the Liberal Party and was expelled, Augustine and one other person of colour accused the government of racism.
She retained her cabinet post.
Bhaduria also kept his seat despite petitions in his riding demanding he be fired.
He travelled extensively at government expense and competed for the nomination in the next election,
surrounded by Sikh supporters.
Not much sign there of an understanding of Canadian culture or traditions.
Augustine's later bio did not include particulars of early beginnings in Canada.
Except for reporting the accusation against the party that gave her high opportunity ,no
critical comment or editorial surfaced: nothing at all to indicate absent judgement.
No worse than a cabinet minister lying about personal participation in a military expedition and
despite clear evidence of complete lack of integrity or any understanding of any expected standard,
He is also apparently being allowed to keep his cabinet post.
Politics is no worse and no better than any other profession. There are good guys and bad. The
difference is, if leaders don't do what they should ,voters most likely will and the good will be
shoveled out with the bad .
Eventually, no decent candidates will put their names forward. We may be close to that point in
We may have all the freedom of a democratic society but if there's nothing to choose between;
When the North Wind Blows and we have nothing but snow, what will Robin do then,poor thing?