Thursday, November 12, 2009
I give the Harper government a two thumbs up for their new Citizenship Guidebook, Discover Canada
The Rights and Responsibilities of Citizenship
Minister Jason Kenny unveiled a beautiful publication full of valuable information about Canada and who we are and what are responsibilities should be as citizens of the this the best country in the world.
It tells story of our history the positive and the negative. It tells of our proud military history both current and past. It talks of our symbols and what they mean.
The booklet also explains how Canada and Canadians have contributed to the world to make it a better place.
I find the book is very colorful and inviting, beautiful photographs and illustrations. It makes you want to look at and read it. It is not only valuable to new Canadians but also those of us who have been born and raised here and have lived here all our lives. I think it would be great to distribute to school children so they can get a better picture of what this country is all about that they are growing up in. After all they are the leaders of tomorrow, they have a right to know everything about their country that they can.
I especially took an interest in this new citizenship book because just recently my husband became a new Canadian. He had the old book, A Look at Canada, which was much lacking both in substance and accuracy. I even complained about to my husband that they need to change this thing. Our kids even noticed that is was vacuous. It was dull, photos were in black and white and well just uninteresting.
Thank-you Minister Kenny for this new citizenship book. Now new Canadians will have a better knowledge of what Canada is really all about.
P.S. If anyone is wondering where my husband came from, well he came from England and I'm glad he did.
Posted by frmgrl at 11/12/2009