Second-generation Canadians are both optimistic and critical of the entire concept of multiculturalism in Canada, he said. They believe integrating and learning from each other could be a hugely positive experience that too often turns into immigrant communities living in “silos” side by side -and they blame their immigrant parents, not the rest of society, for that.
“One of the myths that’s very much alive in Canada is that the United States is worse on every score,” he said. “The idea that we live in a mosaic and they live in a melting pot -in spite of the fact that it’s not true as far as the evidence shows -that’s certainly believed by a lot of people.”
Source: Ottawa Citizen