My Home and Adopted Land

Canada is celebrated around the world for its tolerance and acceptance of people who are different. In fact, Canadians wear its multiculturalism as a badge of honour. although there are times when the multi-varied fabric gets frayed at the edges. From its early history Canada has been all about “inclusion.” It hasn’t always been easy: There continues to be an uneasy relationship with Canada’s First Nations people, the growing challenges of accommodating the many differences of new immigrants and of course Quebec. Canada demonstrates that “diversity “is easy, “inclusion”, making the mix of all those differences work together is much harder. This blog by writer Cynthia Reyes captures nicely the anxiety many Canadians experience each time the “Quebec question” rears its head.

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