What’s “not Canada”?

A front page from the Toronto Sun showing a picture of a young, light-skinned girl wearing a white hijab with the headline "It's just not Canada", with (in smaller letters) "Mom of 11-year-old girl attacked for wearing hijab says 'This is not who we are'."This is a front page from today’s Toronto Sun about the 11-year-old girl who was attacked in the street by a man who cut her hijab with a pair of scissors as she walked to school in the morning. The paper tweeted the image and it’s been doing the rounds on social media. The sub-heading quotes the girl’s mother saying “this is not who we are”. But …

The page prominently features a young girl wearing a headscarf and the slogan “It’s just not Canada”. I’m sure that will strike a very different chord with many readers to the one intended.

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