Citizenship, Immigration and Federalism

In a speech given by John Ralston Saul at the opening of a new Canadian Embassy in Berlin, in 2005, the novelist and husband of the former Governor General of Canada, Adrienne Clarkson, articulated some important points about immigration and citizenship. The text isn’t that long and I urge you to check out the full speech entitled “Citizenship, Immigration and Federalism: the Complexity of Modern Democracy in Canada”.

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Don’t forget your cape!

Mother of four-year-old boy (looking at display case): Wait up for me, Jack. Don’t go on the escalator without me.
Four-year-old boy: It’s okay, I can do it.
Mother of four-year-old: No, Jack. Wait for me.
Four-year-old boy: It’s okay, mom. I can go up by myself.
Mother of four-year-old: Jack. Don’t go up without me.
Four-year-old boy: Mom. It’s okay. I can do it. I’m wearing my lucky Batman underwear.


From Overheard in NY.

What kind of food are you?

You Are Mexican Food

Spicy yet dependable.
You pull punches, but people still love you.

There’s a similar application on Facebook, which I actually liked better. The questions were better and my result was “You are Pad Thai. you’ve got sophisticated tastes. you’d feel kinda gross eating at tgi fridays or shopping at the gap. you’re different and tasty, like pad thai”