Recently, Canadian newspaper editorials have called into question our policy of recognizing multi-citizenships.
The Canadian ideal has been to distinguish ourselves as a “mosaic” rather than a melting pot. In 1971, Canada became the first country in the world to officially adopt a policy of multiculturalism. This policy encourages immigrants to retain their culture, becoming if you will, “hyphenated” Canadians. This cultural combination has become a foundational point for Canadian society.