The Right Honourable David Johnston

“The first thing that happens when young Canadians travel abroad is their curiosity becomes enhanced by exposure to differences. The second thing that happens is their judgment becomes better because they don’t accept the first evidence and they don’t come into something with a prejudice. They look for the other side of the story. The third thing that happens is that they become more tolerant. You’re different and I am interested in why you are different. And fourth they become more empathetic—I learn to walk in another person’s shoes. That, to me, should be the signature of what is a Canadian.”

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