Trudeau’s liberal government in Canada has revised the Canadian citizenship exam study guide to excise condemnations of female genital mutilation and honor killings. Getting a job has also been removed from the list of duties of Canadian citizens.
A chapter has been added to the guide about how discriminatory the nation has been historically, as well as detailing the development of LGBTQ rights in Canada. Additional values added to the guide include paying income tax, fully completing the federal census and respecting “Indigenous Peoples.”
The previous edition of the citizenship guide was developed by conservative minister Jason Kenney in 2011, and included information reminding applicants that female genital mutilation and honor killings were are crimes in Canada. This passage has been removed due to claims that it is “anti-Muslim.”
As reported in the Daily Caller:
The section that describes how Canada embraces the rights of LGBTQ groups was first proposed by government bureaucrats in the previous Conservative government but Kenney specifically overruled them, opting instead for one reference to same-sex marriage being legal in Canada.
Former Liberal Immigration Minister John McCallum said redesigning the study guide was a top priority when he assumed the office in 2015. While redacting references to female genital mutilation, the War of 1812 and working for a living, the new document also divides a citizen’s responsibilities between voluntary and mandatory obligations.
The guide doesn’t ignore one of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s favorite expressions: “Canada has learned how to be strong not in spite of our differences, but because of them.” The slightly altered phrase can be found in the introduction.