Samantha Bee: Immigrants should be allowed to express themselves


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Not that Canada Reads 2014 has been lacking in drama, but Day Three lead to some of the most emotional moments from our panelists yet. In the clip above, Samantha Bee, defending Rawi Hage's Cockroach, responds to criticisms about the book's pessimistic tone. Bee argued that immigrant experiences are diverse and some of them are "ugly." That doesn't make them less worthy of sharing.

"I so reject the idea -- I reject the premise -- that immigrants should exist here in a 24-7 bubble of gratitude," she said.

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