Pubdate: Thu, 21 Aug 2003
Source: Globe and Mail (Canada)
Copyright: 2003, The Globe and Mail Company
Author: Karen Van Burkleo


Halifax, N.S. -- Re MP Group Sought U.S. Help To Derail Pot Bill (Aug. 19):
Is this why I renounced my American citizenship last spring? To be governed
by their policies anyway?

I gave up my citizenship because I was ashamed to be an American under the
current administration and its policies. This is the first time I can
remember ever being truly ashamed of something Canadian politicians have
done. I feel extremely angry and betrayed. It is no wonder to me that
Americans joke about Canada being the 51st state.

It's also no wonder the Canadian identity is slipping away.

These politicians should be ashamed and embarrassed about their behaviour.
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