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Monday, January 30, 2006

Multiculturalism on the Canadian Prairies

One does not typically look to Colby Cosh for insight into the new pluralism, but here is a great quote from his blog:

"When I was a boy, the Ukrainian Hour was probably the single most popular program on what was then the most popular radio station in Northern Alberta. And aside from a brief rundown of content at the outset, it wasn't a bilingual show either. Which, for some reason, didn't stop my father--and thousands of others who, like him, are no more Ukrainian than Boutros Boutros-Ghali--from listening religiously. That's sort of the way it works out here: you kind of grow up Ukrainian, whatever you actually are."


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