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December 19, 2014

In Washington, No One Can Hear You Sing ‘Oh, Canada’

Happy Canada Day! Or is it?

Ostensibly, July 1 is Canada Day, but you wouldn’t know that from the Canadian Embassy in Washington, nor the two members of Congress who were born in Canada: Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney, D-N.Y., and Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas.

Though the Embassy hosted visitors this morning, the latest feature on its website is a story from Monday about Ed Fast, Canada’s minister of international trade, protesting increased U.S. border inspection fees. The embassy’s most recent Washington-specific news post was “Celebrating Friendly Hockey Rivalries in Washington.”

 

Maloney, born in Sherbrooke, Quebec, visited Continental Organics, a New Windsor, N.Y., business in his district ”that focuses on hiring our wounded warriors. This innovative business produces fresh, locally grown food using a combination of aquaponic, hydroponic, and conventional organic field farming practices,” according to his tweets and Facebook page.

As for Cruz, the Calgary, Alberta-born tea party hero was busy ignoring our colleagues’ request for comment about his dual citizenship in the Senate Conservatives Fund and the National Republican Senatorial Committee.

If a country celebrated a day celebrating itself but no one knew, did it really happen?

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  • I.R.H.

    There exists an entity known as the Confucius Institute which is present in massive numbers of universities, colleges and schools around the globe, especially in Canada and the USA. The Institute, which is an arm of the Communist Party of China, seeks to stifle any criticism or questioning of China, it’s politics or military. Essentially, Canadian and other country’s educational institutions have lost control of their curriculums. Google this Globe and Mail article from yesterday: Toronto trustees had no say in Confucius Institute agreement.

    Happy Sovereign Canada and Independence Day.

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