This morning I was reading an article in the National Post concerning a speech Tory cabinet minister Jason Kenney gave last night.
What caught my eye was Kenney's title: Secretary of State for Multiculturalism and Canadian Identity.
That has me a little confused.
OK I get the multiculturalism bit. That just means Kenney's job is to dole out government grants to various ethnic groups so they will stop voting Liberal and start voting Conservative.
But why the heck do we need a cabinet minister in charge of "Canadian identity"? What exactly does that mean?
Are we having some sort of national identity crisis? Do Canadians wake up in the morning thinking they are Dutch, or Koreans or Egyptians?
If so, what does Kenney do to counter-act this? Are there "re-education camps" in the woods somewhere to re-install a "Canadian identity" into people?
It's funny, I never knew there was such a thing as a "Canadian identity".
I always thought people were individuals with their own unique identities.
Is that an unCanadian idea?
Maybe it's time I checked into one of Kenney's camps.