“In the 1840s, when Sir Charles Napier was governing a large part of India, he is said to have witnessed an attempt to practice ‘suttee’, the burning of a widow on her husband’s funeral pyre. His response could instruct us today in standing up for our principles.
“You say that it is your custom to burn widows. Very well. We also have a custom: When men burn a woman alive, we tie a rope around their necks and we hang them.
“Build your funeral pyre; beside it, my carpenters will build a gallows.
You may follow your custom. And then, we will follow ours.”
“We need to find that backbone again, before Canada is no longer recognizable.”
–‘Get a backbone, Canada: The country needs to regain its cultural confidence’,
Brian Lilley, Sun News, January 17th, 2014