LEAVE IT TO THE LIBERALS TO FRET THAT THEY ARE OFFENDING SOMEONE BY CALLING AN HONOR KILLING “BARBARIC”….JUSTIN TRUDEAU FEARS IT’S TOO JUDGEMENTAL….
Liberals: Don’t Call Honour Killings “Barbaric”
The Liberals are slamming some of the language used in the new study guide immigrants will be getting to help them prepare for their Canadian citizenship test.
Most immigrants have to demonstrate adequate knowledge about Canada through an oral or written test in order to qualify for citizenship.
The update of the study guide released Monday comes less than 18 months after a major re-working of the book and contains some key changes.
The guide notes that Canada’s openness and generosity do not extend to what it calls “barbaric cultural practices that tolerate spousal abuse, honour killings, and forced marriage” among other things.
The federal Liberal immigration critic agrees that so-called “honour killings” are barbaric, but Justin Trudeau says he doesn’t want the practice described in such a “pejorative” way in Canada’s citizenship guide.
He fears it’s too judgemental.
“I think that’s part of the tone that I’m uncomfortable with,” says Trudeau.
Immigration Minister Jason Kenney says there’s no better way to describe “honour killings” than to use the term “barbaric.”
“I guess this demonstrates how unfortunately politically correct the Liberals have been,” says the minister.
The new guide also notes that many Canadians have come from countries that experienced violent conflict, reminding immigrants that such backgrounds do not justify bringing hateful prejudice to Canada.
This is also the first study guide to mention Canada’s tolerance of homosexuality.
That’s something Trudeau praised, noting the Liberals faught hard for its inclusion.