2/15 – Adrienne Clarkson, 26th Governor General of Canada (1999-2005)


This ability to understand that society is not just a multiplication of you but includes many who are not like you is vital to a healthy society. This is what we are given a chance to do in Canada, because we see so many people who are not like ourselves, who do not come from the same background. We must search for our common humanity, for the decency, the understanding and the generosity that must come before making judgements.

Adrian Clarkson (2011). Room for All of Us: Surprising stories of loss and transformation. Toronto: Penguin Group. p.15

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