Here's a tidbit I found in today's issue of The Vancouver Sun, in an article titled "Guide urges new Canadians to leave old prejudices behind." The following was added to Discover Canada, the citizenship study guide provided to people immigrating to the country, suggesting they leave their '"violent, extreme or hateful prejudices"' behind.
"...Gay and lesbian Canadians enjoy the full protection of and equal treatment under the law, including access to civil marriage [p. A1]."
What better reminder to all Canadians, new and old.
(I am very fortunate indeed to live in a country like Canada and never want to take that for granted.)