An Unknown Country Roy Macgregor Analysis

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In our multicultural society, many Canadians discover that perhaps their identity as citizens has become to search forever for an identity. The search for the Canadian Identity has progressed for as long as Canada had existed. In the article “An Unknown Country” by Roy MacGregor, the idea of Canada being this “perfect” country is revealed as nothing more than a mere dream, counteracted by the reality that in many circumstances Canada came close to losing itself forever. “An Unknown Country” by Roy MacGregor suggests that whilst Canada is a nation proud of its successes, we still keep the blemishes and scars resulting from our history, implying that our Canadian identity is rather ambiguous. In the eyes of the world, Canada is considered a…show more content…
Canadians need tolerance and provision; however, our opinions seem to change based on the circumstances. As soon as the tolerance and provision go against our own safety, we change our course of action. For instance, we talk a big game when it comes to assisting the Syrian refugees, but the moment they pose a threat our opinions would automatically change. It’s perhaps as if Canada concentrates more on having a good reputation as oppose to creating a firm foundation. Additionally, the Truth and Reconciliation Commission report along with the repercussions of the residential schools system undoubtedly show how Canada has wronged its native people. Nowadays, the stigma against Aboriginal people is still present in society. Furthermore, MacGregor mentions that we also have been brutal to those who came later and expected different treatment. For instance, the St.Louis came to Canada transporting nine hundred and seven Jewish refugees attempting to escape from the hands of the Nazis. Canada sent them away, leading many to meet their fate in concentration camps. In this case, the past cannot be changed, edited or erased; it can only be

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