On February 23 U.S. President Biden and Prime Minister Trudeau issued a ‘Roadmap for a Renewed U.S.-Canada Partnership’ stating ‘Both leaders agreed to take a coordinated approach based on science and public health criteria when considering measures to ease Canada-U.S. border restrictions in the future.’ Less than five months later, Washington appears to have lost its copy
In recent days, we have all witnessed the ugly toll taken by racism and bigotry.
Sadly, we Canadians are reminded all too frequently that our country is not immune. The virus of hatred, which divides Canadians based on the colour of their skin or their families’ places of origin, denies the very humanity of many of our fellow citizens. We must fight racism with the same sense of unity and determination as we are demonstrating in our battle against the pandemic.
Like all other Canadians, our businesses benefit from the rich diversity of our citizens. It is a source of strength that adds to the social, cultural and economic well-being of every one of us. We celebrate that diversity and we call upon Canadians to reject racism in all of its forms. We must work together to build a society that is based on respect and equality for all of its members.