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Saturday, September 29, 2007

Oh, Canada, my multitude of solitudes

The national identity of the average Canadian is the awareness of not being American. My fellow Canucks tend to rail against, among other things, the whole American "melting pot" ideal. Yet, with increasing exceptions extended to Muslims, Canada's secularist self-image is not neutral with respect to religion.

In fact, the clap-happy multiculturalism held up by the elites of Canada and given lip service by ordinary Canadians is looking more and more like a virulent heresy.

Douglas Farrow explains why.