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by workincanada

政治の道具としてのカナダの歴史 日系人抑留とユダヤ人難民拒否

"Harper speech stirs wide outcry"
(Toronto Star 2月18日)

日系カナダ人強制収容や、ユダヤ人難民受け入れ拒否を仕切ったのは自由党(Liberal)であったがために、人権とか差別に触れる発言などあるたびに保守側から攻撃されるんですかね。

今回は保守側のNF州知事が、同姓結婚の問題にからんだ議論の中で、この歴史的事実をむりやりこじつけてLiberalの攻撃に利用したためにかえって非難されたみたい。

カナダでのユダヤ人差別に関しては、"None is too many."という表現もよく出てくる。

これはとある本のタイトルで、どうやら第2次大戦前後にカナダが行ったユダヤ人差別やユダヤ人難民の受け入れ拒否を象徴する言葉らしい。



"Toronto Star" (2月18日)
Let us not forget it was the Liberal party that said none is too many when it came to Jews fleeing from Hitler. It was the Liberal party that interned Japanese Canadians in camps on Canada's West Coast
By raising the issue of Japanese Canadian internment, Mr. Harper is resorting to cheap political shots ... rather than facing the inconsistency of his position on human rights

"Globe and Mail" (2月18日)
It's just trying to score political points and I don't think that it's appropriate to do that with this particular issue
The words 'None is too many' were attributed to a former high-ranking government official and became the title of a well-known book. One of the book's authors said yesterday that Mr. Harper's remarks surprised him, saying the Tory Leader was abusing the past.
"Mr. Harper could learn a lesson or two from his own words," Tamara Kronis said. "The internment of Japanese Canadians and the legacy of 'None is too many' reminds us that there was a time in Canadian history when it was acceptable to discriminate against those minorities and to deny them equal treatment."

"MACLEAN’s" (2月17日)
it was wrong-headed for Harper to cite the internment of Japanese Canadians during the Second World War as an example of Liberal violations of human rights.
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by workincanada | 2005-02-28 03:30 | カナダ多文化主義の側面