LETTERS: Our changing Canada

As I watch xenophobia take root in this country … my heart breaks for the Canada I love.

I immigrated to Canada from the U.K. 36 years ago.

As I watched xenophobia gain strength in so many parts of Europe, I was proud to be Canadian and part of this multicultural society — a mosaic, yet inclusive and working together for the common good.

Now, I find my husband and I and our two children, born here in Canada, are second-class citizens because we have or are eligible for dual citizenship.

Mr. Harper is quoted in the National Post, May 5, 2012 as saying, “You won’t recognize Canada when I am through with it.” As I watch xenophobia take root in this country with the focus on religious differences and changes to citizenship, my heart breaks for the Canada I love.

Jean Makosz

Penticton