Thursday, April 06, 2006

Common Senseless Revolution: Diaspora?

The following was a quote from Burnaby North MLA Richard "Silent Partner" Lee delivered in the legislature:
A recent study by the Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada estimates that some 2.7 million Canadian citizens are scattered around the world. This Diaspora should be recognized as our distinct advantages in international trades. It is estimated that 24 percent of foreign-based Canadians live in Asia, whereas 44 percent of this population live in the U.S. Ex-pats can play a role in importing our food and consumer products to their countries of residence. They can also help investors to find business partners, to create networks, to attract investments and to facilitate human capital and technology transfer for British Columbia. Scotland, Ireland, Italy, Israel, Poland, Japan, South Korea, India, China and the Philippines all have special policies in place toward their Diaspora.

Did MLA Lee borrow a word of his vocabularly from the NDP? Does he have a new legislative assistant with a degree in sociology? Has he discovered that the average British Columbian uses the word Diaspora twice in a paragraph?

3 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

It could always just be Shift-F7 in Word. ;)

4/09/2006 3:14 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nice idea, but very hard to implement.

4/09/2006 3:56 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Interesting...I'd also check out http://bcpolyblog.blogspot.com

It's very funny...enjoy!

4/10/2006 11:41 AM  

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