I found a terrific Globe column via someone I follow on Twitter and I’d like to highlight it here: Canada’s Real Strength? It’s Not Diversity, by Catherine Little.
Diversity is often touted by the left (and especially by Trudeau) as what makes Canada great. However Little doesn’t see this as our strength:
However, missing in the discussion on diversity is the idea that many have come to Canada hoping to create a life based on their own choices – and not merely replicate all of the cultural traditions that would have been most likely had they stayed in their countries of birth.
Powerful thought there, and too often we see new arrivals attempt to stick to their own cultures and enclaves instead of embracing their new country. Unfortunately leftwing politicians seem to encourage and facilitate that kind of segregation. In many cases women then continue in the subservient roles they had in their previous homeland.
Catherine Little sees freedom of choice as Canada’s biggest asset.
I love this attitude but I worry that we are losing that freedom as Big Government increasingly encroaches on our lives; attempting to shame and silence anyone who dares to question the values of multiculturalism and diversity as the Holy Grail of modern Western civilization.