The Canadian Imagination

What it means to be Canadian; examining and reworking Canada as a nation.

Wednesday, December 03, 2008

After the addresses to the nation

I heard all the speeches live, I revisted them afterward, and the transcripts of all are posted or linked below, without comment. (The translation of the French is mine, and so indicated.) Bear in mind that St├ęphane Dion's speech was taped before the contents of Stephen Harper's speech were known, so it is not a rebuttal but stands independently.

For now, I will say only that a few things have been said that are ... not so. They are significant. They are not simply matters of careful omission, and they have nothing to do with mere interpretation of what might or might not be best for the country.

You can decide for yourselves whether these inaccuracies are due to lack of understanding or deliberate action.


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