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Still with the Canadian question

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Michael Ignatieff talks to the Star.

“My career has been a bit of a focal point for a debate about what makes a good Canadian.”

“There’s a funny idea out there that you can only be a Canadian if you lived in the country the whole time. It doesn’t seem to me to make any sense. More than one million Canadians live and work outside of the country at any one time. Are we saying they are less good Canadians than the people who never leave? On the contrary,” he said.

“Everywhere I go people say, `Well, it was good that you were out of the country – you know stuff.”