Canadians Are Moderate for a Reason

Haroon Siddiqui praises Canada’s lack of ‘extremism’ on immigrants. It’s true that we don’t see the kind of right-wing parties and rhetoric in Canada that is seen in Europe and the US. This has something to do with culture and history (and our lack of free-speech protections), but more, I think, to do with the composition of our immigrant population. Replace all the East Asians in Canada with Muslims or blacks, and you’d start seeing something different.

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  1. Indeed. Correspondingly, we also don’t have as much identity politics (outside of big cities like Toronto, Montreal and Vancouver) as our American friends do.

    We are greatly blessed. 🙂

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