|Mr. Speaker, I Rise on a Point of Fodder|
Preston Manning's legacy might just be his relentless efforts while Reform leader to keep the bigotry in his caucus under wraps. Those who were too obvious to be ignored were sometimes shown the door although it did have to be pretty outrageous.
But we all know there's plenty of them still around even if they have been trained to bite their tongues. Every now and then one of them stumbles to remind us. The latest is "Lardass Larry" Miller.
In a conversation with a caller to CFOS in Owen Sound, Ont., Mr. Miller said he was baffled by a court’s decision to strike down the Harper government’s ban on wearing face coverings during citizenship ceremonies.
“I’m so sick and tired of people wanting to come here because they know it’s a good country and then they want to change things before they even really officially become a Canadian,” said Mr. Miller, the MP for Bruce-Grey-Owen Sound.
“Like, frankly, if you’re not willing to show your face in a ceremony that you’re joining the best country …. if you don’t like that or don’t want to do that, stay the hell where you came from.”
“I think most Canadians feel the same,” he said. “That’s maybe saying it a little harshly, but it’s the way I feel.”
Sometimes you just gotta speak from the heart and tell it like it is, eh Larry?