Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Letter From The Globe And Mail

Many Canadians, including me, believe that through excessive emphasis on multiculturalism, we are evolving a confused, non-descriptive Canadian identity.

Increasingly, many of us ask, what is Canadian? We don't know. Whatever you were when you came to Canada appears to be one of the principal answers.

For too many entrants to Canada, an acquired Canadian citizenship is a convenient tag on, added to the original citizenship.

I am increasingly of the view that many of the issues with which we struggle, including the full face veil, would be far less an issue by eliminating dual citizenship. If you choose to be Canadian, then you agree to be only Canadian.

Adaptation comes when you decide to cross a line, but not when you choose to straddle it.

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