CBC, Global and CTV are all abuzz about the new 16-point statement of values released by the good burghers of Gatineau today.

Apparently it covers everything from smelly cooking to bribery and a lot in between. There is much angst in the media and talk of paternalistic approach to new immigrants. I think the author of the article that follows has a few good points to make in the lists favor.

Gatineau Statement of Values a good document | Columnists | Opinion | Ottawa Sun (external - login to view)

The entire list - in French - can be read in PDF form at www.gatineau.ca/docs/guichet_...ce_valeurs.pdf (external - login to view)