That seems to the (taxpayer-funded) CBC message. Its motto is “Canada lives here”. But the reality is that, on the CBC, “Canada dies here”. Its advice is to traditionalists: throw in the towel and park your nostalgia. Give it up. Resistance is futile. You will be assimilated into the global shopping mall culture. We will never again be the country you yearn for. We are diverse, and getting more diverse with each passing day.
My response: Sorry, Mother Corp—the news of our death is greatly exaggerated. Eighty per cent of Canadians are not immigrants, and 83% are not visible minorities—60% of whom congregate in just two major cities.
Believe it or not, there is a world outside of Toronto (= New York), even of Ontario (= East Coast). A world where the real Canada still is alive and kicking, and not defeatist. You haven’t heard the last of us yet.