Who We Are
A Citizen's ManifestoBook - 2009
Faced with yet another minority government, Canadians clearly cannot decide who we want as a leader. In Who We Are: A Citizen's Manifesto, Rudyard Griffiths injects a welcomed passion into the future of Canadian politics and what it means to be Canadian. He explains the notion of a national identity at a time when Canadian nationalism and unity are a government priority, following the Harper government's creation of a sub-ministerial cabinet portfolio with the title Canadian Identity.
Clearly and thoughtfully, Griffiths addresses global warming, immigration and an aging population, and argues that the "Canada lite" model leads to a dead end: irrelevancy on the world stage and divisive strife at home. He reminds us of who we are, what we've accomplished and why a loyalty beyond the local and personal is essential for Canada's survival.
From Library Staff
“Being Canadian means we are all too familiar with our myriad failures, from the expulsion of the Acadians to the near breakup of the country at the time of the 1995 Quebec referendum. But in spite of our disappointments, we are a people who have laboured, over generations to advance the idea tha... Read More »