Patriotism in action

Open letter to Yukon MP Ryan Leef: I have just received your four-page advertisement in my mailbox. You ask, "How would you like to live in the most patriotic riding in Canada?" How would I like to live in the most patriotic riding

Open letter to Yukon MP Ryan Leef:

I have just received your four-page advertisement in my mailbox. You ask, “How would you like to live in the most patriotic riding in Canada?”

How would I like to live in the most patriotic riding in Canada? Mr. Leef, I believe I do.

You invite us to show the flag to demonstrate our love for this country. Mr. Leef, Yukoners have been showing the flag in more ways than your government wishes us to.

We have been showing our love for Canada by standing up for Canadian values, for Canadian institutions, Canadian resources, the Canadian reputation, Canadian contributions and the future of all Canadians.

So I will show this flag. I will show my pride. But I can think of a better way to celebrate Canada Day than putting a paper flag in my window. I will raise my voice, I will raise my ire, I will raise a movement and I will show my anger. I will be a proud Canadian in the words I say, the actions I choose to participate in, and in the fights I choose to take on.

Mr. Leef, you have underestimated how proud we Canadians truly are.

Deborah Turner-Davis

Whitehorse

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