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There's Hypocrisy, and Then There's Scheer Hypocrisy

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Andrew Scheer has dual citizenship.  So what? When I heard the "breaking news" that Andrew Scheer, leader of the Conservative Party, and potentially Canada's next Prime Minister in a couple of weeks from now, held dual citizenship, I thought, "big deal; so what?"  We're not like those Americans obsessed with national homogeneity:  obsessed with President Trump's (aka Drumpf) being German, or obsessed with President Obama's birth certificate and Kenyan father, or obsessed with presidential-hopeful Senator Ted Cruz being born in Canada.  We believe in the Canadian multicultural mosaic in contrast to the assimilation of the  American melting pot . Dual citizenship versus hypocrisy I disagree with Andrew Coyne who finds dual citizenship--not the blatant hypocrisy--to be the essence of the problem .  I would go so far as to claim that dual citizens are a net gain for Canada, making us a hub of international networks beneficial to our nation