Volume 95, Issue 15

Wednesday, September 26, 2001
 
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OPINIONS

Temperance to spare

Canada: a land of cowards?

Barbarism on our brethren?

I think tea is great

The shortcoming of agreeing to disagree

A challenge to WIN

He ain't sexist, he's my brother

Perspective

'De-robing for charity' crusade?

Canadians make me sick

The 'us/them' dynamic

Canadians make me sick

To the Editor:

I was born in Canada in 1971 and, until now, have always stood tall and proud to be a Canadian.

Since Sept. 11, my American spouse and I have been glued to the TV, watching in disbelief, anger and sorrow.

On Sept. 20 George W. Bush addressed congress and the nation regarding the attacks, what has happened and what is going to happen.

Where was Jean Chretien?

Where has he been since Sept 11? Why is he not involved the way Canada should be, the way Tony Blair is and the way other countries are? Why is he not offering 100 per cent of Canadian military forces, no matter how big or small they may be?

Our military forces should be there for our brothers and sisters in America. Canadians should be side-by-side and shoulder-to-shoulder with our American neighbours and British allies.

Chretien, along with the majority, if not all, of Canada make me sick. His actions are spineless, gutless and I am ashamed to have him as a leader. He makes me ashamed to be Canadian.

So ashamed that the Canadian flag I once flew with pride in my front yard is coming down and being replaced by the red, white and blue of America.

Since the attacks at the World Trade Center, I have informed my spouse, family and friends that if the day comes when Canadians are asked to volunteer or serve, I will be there in a heart beat.

One more thing for Jean to think about – when a situation like this happens in Canada, where will he go for help? Will he be knocking at the White House door asking for U.S. help?

If and when Jean does, I hope George W. Bush laughs in his face and slams the door. I will laugh at Chretien running back to Canada with his tail between his legs.

I will be with my American wife living in the U.S., where I can once again stand tall and be proud to be alive and living in a country of loyalty, freedom and most of all, leadership.

Mark Pigeault

St. Catherines, Ontario




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