Canada's diversity, properly nurtured, is our greatest strength. [...] They hate open, diverse, democratic societies like ours, because they want the exact opposite [...] [They want] societies that are closed, homogeneous and dogmatic.
It's about time someone said it.
'Course, the rest of the speech sounds like it was a little off-the-wall -- the United Nations' World Urban Forum cares about the Conservatives' street-racing and gun-crime legislation? But credit where credit is due.
Note: I'm just basing my reaction on the Globe article. I'll have to see if I can track down the full text of the speech to see if it's really as good in context as it seems in the article.