Speaking about Human Rights in Sri Lanka, at an event hosted by the Tamil community on Parliament Hill.
“I was particularly struck by the discussion of nationalism…So often we fail to distinguish between different forms of nationalism. At a basic level, love of one’s own community, love of one’s own country, is legitimate. But, that has to be an open-handed love, a love of the universal that is grounded in a love of the particular, not an exclusive domineering form of nationalism. It’s so important that we distinguish.”
“Stephen Harper really had a focussed approach. He didn’t go into politics to make friends, rather, he went into politics with a goal of getting things done.