Liberals’ New Passport Removes All References To Canadian History

Written By Daniel Bordman, Posted on May 10, 2023

The Trudeau Liberals new passport redesign has been made public, and the results are not being received well.

First, the new cover of the passport is not red, which would have been the obvious choice. Instead, they are blue with some red maple leaves on the back. This decision may be the first thing people notice, but that is not the centre of the controversy.

The new passport removed all references to Canadian history. Vimy Ridge, the fathers of confederation, the building of the Canadian Pacific Railway, and Terry Fox have all been removed in favour of generic nature scenes that look like they came out of a high school art class. Albeit one of the better students, but still high school level.

The removal of Vimy Ridge did not go over well with the Royal Canadian Legion who called the removal a “poor decision”.

In isolation, this is not that big of a deal. However, with the totality of the Trudeau administration’s less-than-positive outlook towards Canadian history, starting with his infamous declaration in 2015 that Canada was a “post-national state”, this move helps paint a picture of a government that does not like the country that it governs. 

With the massive shifts in our culture towards the neo-utopian view that all history must meet the standards of today in order to be taught, the removal of more Canadian heritage from a document that all Canadians share is just another step towards a cultureless, shared populated landmass run on moral relativism. In other words, a post-nation state.

Daniel Bordman

Daniel is the host of political satire show Uninterrupted, runs multiple podcasts and has written for a variety of publications. Daniel is also the communications coordinator of the Canadian Antisemitism Education Foundation. You can find him on Twitter here. Uninterrupted on YouTube

One response to “Liberals’ New Passport Removes All References To Canadian History”

  1. Jo says:

    I hate this new passport design. The cover is passable but the inside pages are a travesty.