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‘A shifting and adapting identity is in our DNA’: MPs, Senators describe what it means to be Canadian

By Iain Sherriff-Scott, Zach Varda      

Scores of MPs and Senators across the country explain what it means to be a Canadian.

NDP MP Richard Cannings, left, pictured March 8, 2017, at the Daughters of the Vote event on the Hill, organized by Equal Voice to encourage more women to run for public office. Photograph courtesy of Twitter

PARLIAMENT HILL—From the leafy streets of Mount Royal, Que., to the soaring, glorious mountains of Yellowhead, Alta., and everywhere else in between and beyond, MPs and Senators answered one question from The Hill Times: what does it mean to be Canadian? Some of their answers will surprise you and others will make you think, but every response reflects a rock-solid pride in Canada. NDP MP Erin Weir (Regina-Lewvan, Sask.) “Being Canadian is to participate in a great social

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