A thought on reasonable accommodation

Gilles Duceppe, leader of some party in Ottawa, has declared that multiculturalism is a threat to Quebec culture. Yawn.

I do not support multiculturalism as a concept to be enshrined by law. Rather, I support it at the individual level.

In any event, the problem is not people or children wearing hijabs and other cultural or religious garments and symbols in public. To this end, we are sufficiently tolerant and quite frankly see no point in debating this trivial issue. If anything, it adds to the richness of our culture. In other words, multiculturalism as expressed freely by people and not defined by a legal charter.

The problem is when people - call them the minority within the minority - turn around and ask, for example, the majority to not say "Merry Christmas."

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