Unlike any other nation in the world our citizenship is based on multiple identities, loyalties and deeply based on this "place"
Within 5 years 80% of Canadian immigrants become citizens
In the US it is only 40%
In Europe, 5%
Most of Europe and the USA have declared multiculturalism a failure - Why not Canada?
Because we have a uniquely Canadian vision of citizenship:
"As the years go by, the circle of the Ojibway gets bigger and bigger" - Chief john Kelly
We are a balance between the place, the group and the individual
We embrace complexity and the tension and negotiation that come with it
We are self confident and tough enough to reject simplicity and a racial approach to belonging
We are an ancient civilization that has created the most prosperous, radical and modern approach to belonging
We are Canadian