“but fail to realize its role in creating ethnic ghettoes... [the] fear [that integration equals the loss of individual ethnic heritage] has paralysed Canadian social growth. Until we acknowledge that our self-imposed mosaic is not a perfect system, we’ll never construct a mature, cohesive national identity.”
“My grandmother speaks atrocious English, eats only Chinese food, has only Chinese friends and has been a Canadian citizen for nearly 50 years.
“She’s citizen of a country where she can’t read the local newspaper, can’t order pizza, and has no desire to do so.
“Can she truly be considered a Canadian citizen?”
You bet, because in spite of, or more precisely, because of all that, she still dutifully votes Liberal Party in every single election!