Who We Are: A Citizen's Manifesto

By Rudyard Griffiths

Faced with another minority executive, Canadians truly can't make a decision who we'd like as a pace-setter. In Who we're: A Citizen's Manifesto, Rudyard Griffiths injects a welcomed ardour into the way forward for Canadian politics and what it capability to be Canadian. He explains the idea of a countrywide identification at a time whilst Canadian nationalism and team spirit are a central authority precedence, following the Harper government's construction of a sub-ministerial cupboard portfolio with the name Canadian identification.

Clearly and thoughtfully, Griffiths addresses worldwide warming, immigration and an getting older inhabitants, and argues that the "Canada lite" version results in a lifeless finish: irrelevancy at the international level and divisive strife at domestic. He reminds us of who we're, what we now have finished and why a loyalty past the neighborhood and private is key for Canada's survival.


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