Despite the voices of derision we hear on radio and TV and see in the comment sections of numerous articles online and off pertaining to immigration and Canadian culture, a CBC poll today found that roughly 80%, the majority of Canadians, still embrace our multicultural identity. It drives me crazy when I hear people trying to recast our history and culture as a monolithic British, white, European or even French; denying our Aboriginal roots along with the German, Mennonite, Amish, Jewish, African.... peoples who were all part of our very beginnings as a united Canadian nation. Let's face it, we came together in the first place to prevent the Americans from taking us all over and imposing their monolithic culture on us and we need to recognize who we are and not fall for it when people try to tell us multiculturalism spells doom! Maybe it has not worked so well in some places in the world, but no one has done it our way! The Canadian way: friendship, negotiation, working together through difficulties, sharing our best and taking on each other's strengths, and holding firm on the difference between right and wrong as established in our laws. We are a liberal people, with conservative values and a strength born of hardship that is unbeatable! We respect others and are always trying to do better. I am proud of this heritage and am so glad when I hear I am not alone.