What do we mean when we hector someone to "be Canadian"? Play hockey? At least watch it, preferably with a beer in hand? Or, in Quebec, eat poutine and listen to Celine Dion? What else? If one can't catalogue it all, how can we implement it?If by "it" you mean "being Canadian," all I can say is that, unlike sharia, "it" isn't something to be "implemented". "It" is the totality of Canada's history, which incorporates a longstanding tradition of democracy and freedom, a tradition that, admittedly, was severely compromised when Trudeau's multiculturalism took hold as our prevailing social doctrine. If all "Canada" means to you is hockey, poutine and beer; if you can see nothing of value in being "strong and free"; then, man, you're in the wrong country--and the wrong Dar.
Update: My letter:
Since Haroon Siddiqui believes Canada has little in the way of "identity" to offer newcomers, and since he reduces Canada--its proud traditions of freedom and democracy and the panorama of history which has shaped us--to a handful of pathetic cliches ("hockey," "beer," "poutine" and "Celine Dion"; what, no "double-double" at "Timmy's"?), when can we expect him to return his Order of Canada?