Thursday, August 04, 2005

Immigrants Again

Canada bolstered its reputation as a country of immigrants on Thursday when a Haitian-born refugee was named as the personal representative of head of state Queen Elizabeth.

Former television journalist Michaelle Jean is the first black person ever to be nominated to the post of governor general and only the third woman. (Reuters)

Jean, like the current Governor General Adrienne Clarkson (who was born in Hong Kong), is as Canadian as anyone else and yet isn't from a typical English Canadian or French Canadian background. Her family came to Canada and integrated. She didn't get where she is by not fitting in.

Immigrants who want to be a part of Canada can achieve (almost) anything.

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