A Changing Bond Between Citizen & Canada ?
A Journey into Canada
We normally like to tackle lighter topics. But this article that crossed our desk gives us pause.
It is thought that one possible reason for this changing relationship, is that a global technological revolution has made this younger generation more globally connected in real time than any previous group.
"I think within my parents, and I would even say my grandparent's generation, there was a much stronger urge to assimilate to kind of quote-unquote Canadian culture, which I think kind of mirrors Anglo-Saxon white Canadian culture", said Erica Isomura to the CBC. She is a fourth-generation Japanese- and Chinese-Canadian who works as a project co-ordinator for a Vancouver-based non-governmental organization, focusing on issues of inclusion and identity.
It's all very different than how I grew up, a child of folks who endured and survived the Great Depression as well as World War II. Through all the challenges, that group was able to maintain a notion of connectivity to others in pursuit of a common good.