What Would You Say?
…As Guest Speaker at the Next Canadian Citizenship Ceremony
151 Pages, 6.00 x 9.00 in
- Published: January 2015
Many Canadians worry about the implications for social cohesion and economic growth as the number of immigrants to Canada continues to grow. What Would You Say? is a discussion about the integration of newcomers into the Canadian social, economic, and political landscape.
Set in a coffee shop, eight friends test-drive remarks that they would make if they were asked to be the guest speaker at a Canadian citizenship ceremony. They themselves represent both newcomers and long-established Canadians. Rather than obsess over host community obligations, each speaker unapologetically outlines what he or she thinks newcomers themselves need to understand about settling here.
Spoiler alert: to conclude, the reader is asked, “What would you say?” as the next guest speaker.