If You Think Canada Is a Welcoming Nation, Talk to a Displaced Mexican

If You Think Canada Is a Welcoming Nation, Talk to a Displaced Mexican


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If You Think Canada Is a Welcoming Nation, Talk to a Displaced Mexican
The Globa and Mail ^ | Saturday, Mar. 25, 2017

Posted on 03/25/2017 5:51:39 PM PDT by nickcarraway

Denise Dresser is a Mexican political analyst, columnist and academic. She is a professor at the Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México

Today, Canada is standing tall. Its citizens are patting themselves on the back, proud to hail from one of the bastions of liberalism, of tolerance, of acceptance, of compassion. While the United States is closing doors, Canada is opening them. While U.S. President Donald Trump is slouching toward authoritarianism, Canada is safeguarding democracy. Canadians have much to be proud of and much to teach the world about compassion. Except for that one troubling spot of not-so-benign neglect that is Canada’s relationship with Mexico. While Prime Minister Justin Trudeau reaches out to embrace suffering Syrians, his government seems ready to throw embattled Mexicans under the bus just to appease Mr. Trump. Where Mexico is concerned, far-flung conflicts seem to matter more than a raging fire in the neighbourhood

This selective interest is not new, but has become more painful and more obvious. For the 22 years that the North American free-trade agreement has been in place, Mexico has never fully been viewed as a partner with equal standing.

At worst, it has been a footnote; at best, a tourist destination. Although more than 2,600 Canadian companies have offices and operations in Mexico, including major firms such as Bombardier, Goldcorp and Linamar, Mexico has never been part of Canadians’ mental map. It remained a distant, unknown, uninteresting place, rarely covered by the media, rarely part of the conversation. Mexico’s fitful efforts at democratization, its human-rights crisis, its U.S.-sponsored war against drugs that produced more than 150,000 deaths and more than 28,000 disappearances in the past decade left Canadians cold. During the years my twin sons spent at Upper Canada College, their Mexican-Canadian roots were not viewed as a true sign of North

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To: nickcarraway

And I should care about what this liberal woman has to say because…..??

2 posted on 03/25/2017 5:54:13 PM PDT by jmaroneps37 (Conservatism is truth. Liberalism is lies.)

To: nickcarraway

Although they have issues to deal with at least give Canadians credit for getting this one right!

3 posted on 03/25/2017 5:56:51 PM PDT by heshtesh ((New Yorker for Cruz))

To: nickcarraway

his government seems ready to throw embattled Mexicans under the bus just to appease Mr. Trump.

But won’t ‘throw Syrians under the bus’?

The writer has no idea Trump is oppsed to ALL illegals, and especially Syrians?

4 posted on 03/25/2017 5:57:27 PM PDT by Balding_Eagle ( The Great Wall of Trump —- 100% sealing of the border. Coming soon.)

To: nickcarraway

**…left Canadians cold…** LOL

5 posted on 03/25/2017 5:59:49 PM PDT by Daffynition (“The New PTSD: Post-Trump Stress Disorder” – The MLN didn’t make Trump, so they can’t break Trump.)

To: nickcarraway

Definately a White Hispanic.

6 posted on 03/25/2017 6:02:59 PM PDT by Paladin2 (No spellcheck. It’s too much work to undo the auto wrong word substitution on mobile devices.)

To: nickcarraway

The Globe and Mail is guilting a country leaving itself essentially defenseless against Islamist immigrants.

7 posted on 03/25/2017 6:05:43 PM PDT by Crucial

To: nickcarraway

>Today, Canada is standing tall.

Meanwhile you, denise, are a sponge to those that work hard for a living. You and your lazy, filthy, pampered pinchoffs are a drain on society. You think we that earn our living owe you something.

Well denise, FO and Die.

8 posted on 03/25/2017 6:06:16 PM PDT by soycd

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