March 5-20, 2019


Diverse, But …


“In a democracy like ours and in a space where we value our diversity so strongly, were allowed to have disagreements and debate. We even encourage it. This matter has generated an important discussion. How democratic institutions, specifically the federal ministry and the staff and officials that support it, conduct themselves is critical and core to all of our principles,”


PM Justin Trudeau, March 2019


“Its not for any government to legislate what happens what a woman chooses to do with her body, and that is the bottom line ... I have made it clear that future candidates need to be completely understanding that they will be expected to vote pro-choice on any bills.”


MP Justin Trudeau, May, 2014


you stand your gilded stage

the golden boy

you can do no wrong

making your gloried promises

of better days and sunny ways

better than who had been

before you

our diversity makes us stronger

you say

it makes Canada what it is

the envy of the world

but how can you say that

when closest to your home

you speak against yourself

you must support choice

you say

diversity exists within you

but bows before your power

and no one sees a problem


how can one have diversity

walk hand-in-hand with power

and hope to find strength


a cord of unequal strands

is insufficient to moor a ship

much less to bind a nation


Diverse, But ...
A poem by Peter Rhebergen

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