Canada does not belong to any particular group

Canada does not belong to any particular group

Ms. Thomas, I am offended by your comment, you are offended.

Canada does not belong to any particular group

Re: “Racism and hate have no place in the Cowichan Valley”, (Citizen, Sept. 8)

Ms. Thomas, I am offended by your comment, you are offended.

I also value our right to free speech (well, we do agree on something). To the man wearing the offensive T-shirt, I say “Well Said!” To you Ms. Thomas, I say this land has NOT been stolen from indigenous people. This land is Canada. It does not belong to anyone or any particular group, sect or race. The citizens belong to it. We all share it, and tolerate each other’s habits and customs.

I say that if you do not like this, we’ll help you pack, etc. etc.

Bill Thorp

Maple Bay