Canada and Social Identity

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Brand development Strategies of Sony Company Name: Institution: Lack of Canadian Identity Introduction Canada is among the many nations that have strived in building their national identity. The country is extremely culturally diverse to the extent that it is difficult for the Canadian population to unite together in creating a national identity (Bélanger, 2000). The creation of national identity is an issue of concern to the entire Canadian population. From Canada’s inception in 1867, politicians, academicians have channelled their efforts in creating a unified Canadian identity, though they have not yet encountered success. According to various researchers, Canada seems to lack a national identity when placed on the international map with other countries such as the US and UK, of which, this paper strongly agrees. National identity is extremely significant since it is a distinctive factor of every nation (Hirsch, 2007). If a nation lacks an identity, then it is automatically vulnerable to losing everything else such as culture and religion within it. National identity can be one way of uniting an extremely large group of individuals who share common traditions or ways of life. From a person opinion, a country’s national identity is one of the only forms of groups, which almost everyone is theoretically capable of joining. Kumar (2006) points out that the various causative factors that have made scholars assert that Canada lacks national identity include the Quebec nationalism, Aboriginal rights, Western alienation and changing patterns of immigrations and citizenship. This paper will be analyzing Canada’s lack of identity and the key issues that have convoluted Canada’s search for national identity (Kumar, 2006). Canada has been on the creation of national identity for quite a long time but has not yet

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