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In a series of tweets, Conservative MP Maxime Bernier directly confronts Justin Trudeau’s slogan that “diversity is our strength” 

August 13th, 2018 | by Richard Paul
In a series of tweets, Conservative MP Maxime Bernier directly confronts Justin Trudeau’s slogan that “diversity is our strength” 
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In this Friday, Oct. 27, 1995 file picture, a large Canadian flag is passed through a crowd in as thousands streamed into Montreal from all over Canada to join Quebecers rallying for national unity three days before a referendum that could propel Quebec toward secession. Even if Quebec voters had said “Oui” to independence in 1995, the United States wasn't going to say “Yes” to immediately recognizing the new country or including it in the North American Free Trade Agreement. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz

In this Friday, Oct. 27, 1995 file picture, a large Canadian flag is passed through a crowd in as thousands streamed into Montreal from all over Canada to join Quebecers rallying for national unity three days before a referendum that could propel Quebec toward secession. Even if Quebec voters had said “Oui” to independence in 1995, the United States wasn’t going to say “Yes” to immediately recognizing the new country or including it in the North American Free Trade Agreement. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz

Maxime Bernier: Trudeau’s “Cult of Diversity” Aims to Divide us


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Conservative member of parliament Maxime Bernier published a six-part twitter essay earlier today, which questioned many of the ideas around diversity which the Trudeau government has put forward as almost fact.

Is Diversity Canada’s Strength?

Bernier begins by questioning the Trudeau governments slogan of “diversity is our strength”, noting that at some point there must be a line drawn.

Maxime Bernier

@MaximeBernier

1/ Trudeau keeps pushing his “diversity is our strength” slogan. Yes, Canada is a huge and diverse country. This diversity is part of us and should be celebrated. But where do we draw the line?

Diversity is what makes Canada strong: Trudeau https://globalnews.ca/video/4382393/diversity-is-what-makes-canada-strong-trudeau 

He argues that many repressed minority groups within Canada have rightly been provided equal rights and that Canada is today one of the freest countries for one to express themselves.

Maxime Bernier

@MaximeBernier

1/ Trudeau keeps pushing his “diversity is our strength” slogan. Yes, Canada is a huge and diverse country. This diversity is part of us and should be celebrated. But where do we draw the line?

Diversity is what makes Canada strong: Trudeau https://globalnews.ca/video/4382393/diversity-is-what-makes-canada-strong-trudeau 

Maxime Bernier

@MaximeBernier

2/ Ethnic, religious, linguistic, sexual and other minorities were unjustly repressed in the past. We’ve done a lot to redress those injustices and give everyone equal rights. Canada is today one of the countries where people have the most freedom to express their identity.

Bernier goes on to state that promoting diversity past this point of reason could be dangerous.

Maxime Bernier

@MaximeBernier

2/ Ethnic, religious, linguistic, sexual and other minorities were unjustly repressed in the past. We’ve done a lot to redress those injustices and give everyone equal rights. Canada is today one of the countries where people have the most freedom to express their identity.

Maxime Bernier

@MaximeBernier

3/ But why should we promote ever more diversity? If anything and everything is Canadian, does being Canadian mean something? Shouldn’t we emphasize our cultural traditions, what we have built and have in common, what makes us different from other cultures and societies?

Bernier argues that promoting diversity when it means accepting values which stand opposed to tenants such as freedom, equality, and tolerance, do not make us strong.

Maxime Bernier

@MaximeBernier

3/ But why should we promote ever more diversity? If anything and everything is Canadian, does being Canadian mean something? Shouldn’t we emphasize our cultural traditions, what we have built and have in common, what makes us different from other cultures and societies?

Maxime Bernier

@MaximeBernier

4/ Having people live among us who reject basic Western values such as freedom, equality, tolerance and openness doesn’t make us strong. People who refuse to integrate into our society and want to live apart in their ghetto don’t make our society strong.

Instead, too much diversity, in the view of Bernier leads to the loss of Canadian identity, in turn separating the country into tiny tribes that remain largely dependent on government-set specialized subsidies.

Maxime Bernier

@MaximeBernier

4/ Having people live among us who reject basic Western values such as freedom, equality, tolerance and openness doesn’t make us strong. People who refuse to integrate into our society and want to live apart in their ghetto don’t make our society strong.

Maxime Bernier

@MaximeBernier

5/ Trudeau’s extreme multiculturalism and cult of diversity will divide us into little tribes that have less and less in common, apart from their dependence on government in Ottawa. These tribes become political clienteles to be bought with taxpayers $ and special privileges.

Bernier concluded his tweets stating that “Cultural balkanisation brings distrust, social conflict, and potentially violence, as we are seeing everywhere. It’s time we reverse this trend before the situation gets worse. More diversity will not be our strength, it will destroy what has made us such a great country.”

Maxime Bernier

@MaximeBernier

6/ Cultural balkanisation brings distrust, social conflict, and potentially violence, as we are seeing everywhere. It’s time we reverse this trend before the situation gets worse. More diversity will not be our strength, it will destroy what has made us such a great country.

The now-viral tweet thread can be found by clicking here.

What do you think about Bernier’s tweets? Will accepting diversity of this kind weaken Canada?

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