Last year at this time I wrote about the national celebrations of Canada and the USA.

I included this video by Tom Brokaw about the relationship between Canada and The United States.  It aired on NBC during the 2010 Winter Olympic Games in Vancouver and is worth watching again.

Bill Somes sheds further light on the difference by explaining national immigration policy… accommodation (Canada) and assimilation  (USA).  Canada is a like a mosaic, whereas the USA is a melting pot. 

Somes sums up the policy difference very concisely and evaluates each approach.  He predicts trouble ahead for European nations that must face the degree of immigration we have always known in North America, but without clear traditions or strategies

Food for thought in an increasingly crowded and shrinking world!

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