Diversity approach should be defended
One cannot simultaneously set Canada up as a model to the world and refuse to defend the country's approach to cultural diversity at home for fear of shattering the societal consensus that sustains it.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, pictured in this file photo, sees cultural diversity as one of the great strengths of modern-day Canada. From his perspective, the Canadian identity is a fluid work in progress, not a static feature in need of proactive measures to ensure its preservation. He thinks of it as a living tree, not a dried flower stuck between two pages of history.The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright