Canadian culture something to behold
Wednesday, Mar 05, 2014 03:33 pm
The column on becoming Canadian resonated with me as a first generation citizen of this land.
The immigrants of the time of my parents, after World War 2, came to embrace Canada as their new home. The opportunities afforded them came from a set of rules and laws that would not exist had a system based something other than Judeo Christian values been the standard.
It strikes me then, that we are now so willing to give away the farm, so to speak, to bend or create new rules that would detract from these freedoms for those that have come here and wish to bring an oppressive culture with them.
Our experiment at creating a multicultural nirvana is proving to be a dismal failure as continue down this path. If we look back at immigration from the early days of this great nation we see many pockets of differing cultures that remain strong to this day. They have been maintained by the people involved in each and not through legislation or taxpayer funding.
Those people embraced Canada first and kept a core of cultural values while being net contributors to the country, not looking to welfare or subsidization.
We should be welcoming of people and cultures from all over the world with the proviso that we are Canadian first and open to sharing cultural values only if they compliment the strengths of this great land. O Canada. We stand on guard for thee!