But there is a little problem. Mulcair holds dual citizenship – French and Canadian. Should you become prime minister of one country when you owe allegiance to another. To become the citizen of another country is automatically to lose one’s citizenship in Denmark or Japan or Norway.
Somebody may say, « What does it matter.? »
What matters is Canada. Should we be willing to put aside other competing commitments – that we put our own country first and foremost. When JFK called upon Americans to ask « what you can do for your country » he did not mean them to ask, « Which one? »
Surely that is something we should ask of those who want to lead us – that they give up competing and foreign regimes.
A candidate for party leader is expected to give up any previous party affiliations. Should it be different for a candidate for prime minister? He asks us to choose him. Is it too much to ask that he choose us – pure and simple?
Should Mulciar drop his French citizenship?
What do you think?