Have you seen it? Have you felt it?
I know you have.
We all have.
I’m referring to the jarring disconnect between our mostly positive day-to-day Canadian experiences of multiculturalism on the one hand, and the rise of xenophobic narratives and champions who challenge the very foundations of our pluralistic society on the other.
How could you not notice it? We live in Canada, arguably the most tolerant and diverse country on earth, yet our news feeds are frequently filled with stories of refugees being turned away, migrants flooding across borders, anti-immigrant political parties, real and imagined terrorist threats, and walls to keep “illegal aliens” and “others” out.
As I scroll through my news feed, I am often startled, perplexed, or frustrated by what I see. For in our hyper-connected world, Canada has clearly become a net importer
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