Last week’s Maclean’s featured an interview with federal Minister of Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism, the Honoourable Jason Kenney.
Kenney reiterated his position favouring interculturalism over multiculturalism and suggests that 2nd generation immigrants – the children of immigrants – are particularly vulnerable to cultural segregation. Quoting Tony Blair, Kenney says “…in our liberal society everyone has a right to be different but a duty to integrate“.
The editorial this week responds to Kenney’s comments in “Our weak identity isn’t an immigration problem“.
Related posts on immigrantchildren.ca:
- Kenney: Language = successful integration of newcomers (Mar 24/09)
- Annual report to Parliament on multiculturalism (Feb 14/09)
- 2009 immigration levels for Canada (Nov 29/08)