As a new Canadian... Well, it's been over nine years since I became a citizen, but it still feels new to me... I am fiercely proud of how the current aberrant incidents of violence have been treated. Violent, disturbed individuals must never be allowed to drive the political engines. Once we let them do so, we forfiet that very thing that makes our nation work: a trust in the whole of basic humanity to work towards our common good. Halting, often confused and working at cross-purposes, but still determined to make it better for everyone. That's why I chose to become Canadian. Hoping the rest of my countrymen continue to feel the same.