How the left has ruined multiculturalism

Under the heavy hand of the left, multiculturalism, which was supposed to bind us, is driving us apart

How the left has ruined multiculturalismMulticulturalism is no longer a celebration of the best that each culture offers the human community. Rather, it has become the separateness that defines and categorizes cultures, to the detriment of us all. Technically, multiculturalism means the coexistence, celebration and recognition of the equal worth of diverse cultures; the acceptance that every culture has a contribution…

Anthem debate ignores larger civics concern

Promoting engaged and informed citizenship is a battle all political parties should be fighting

Anthem debate ignores larger civics concernControversy arose this month in Ontario when it was revealed the Ministry of Education was considering making civics an optional course for students. Many Ontarians and residents of other provinces decried the proposed change as a move away from civic and citizenship literacy. Promoting engaged and informed citizenship is a battle Canadian conservatives should be fighting.…

Yes Virginia, values do matter

To live in Canada successfully, the beliefs immigrants bring with them must be secondary to the values enshrined in the Canadian Constitution

Yes Virginia, values do matterThe skies are clear and blue in Lourdes, France, the hordes of tourists have returned to their travails and the breezes carry just a touch of autumn's chill. But the cultural troubles of summer smoulder just below the placid surface. Gazing out at the long stone walls and the equally stony faces of the local…

Integration just isn’t what it used to be

Assimilation has become a dirty word, with anyone who advocates it liable to be accused of promoting cultural genocide

Integration just isn’t what it used to beThe American political commentator Reihan Salam has recently written about the need to create “a new melting-pot nationalism suited to our own time.” The old approach, in his view, doesn’t fit with current socio-economic reality. What worked to integrate, say, Italian-Americans in the 1900s no longer works today. Salam’s essay focuses on the impact of…