Canada 150: What does it mean to be Canadian today? – BBC News

Canada 150: What does it mean to be Canadian today?

A large 3D Canada 150 sign in Calgary

This week will see many full-throated renditions of “O Canada!”

The “Happy Canada Day” signs are already planted in front yards and the country is preparing to celebrate a birthday on Saturday, 150 years since British and French Canada bonded together to form a confederation.

Hanging over the ceremonies is the question of identity – the great driver of so much of today’s politics.

Canada, like other countries, poses the question of who we are and how we define ourselves in a churning global world.    

Some say it is insecurity, the changing face of communities, which has been a recruiter for so much of the recent anti-establishment politics and that the call to take back control of countries and borders reflects a broader unease.

Read more: http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-40416696

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