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Old Posted Jul 10, 2017, 1:21 PM
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Originally Posted by Acajack View Post
Well, then this is where it gets confusing. If the city isn't "shackled" by Canadiana, and instead is known for having representation from all of the cultures of the world, if all of these representations are mostly subpar pastiches... then what's the city's claim to fame?
That seems very judgemental and condescending wrt the immigrant experience. I'm not sure where you're going with it. I think it's well recognized that immigrant communities begin to diverge from the "old country" from the moment they arrive in Canada (just as did the old stock communities from France and the UK - are they also "subpar pastiches"?). That's probably less true in an age of easy air travel than it used to be, but it seems inevitable. That, however, in no way makes the "hypenated Canadian culture(s)" any less valid or worthy.
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