By Nadia Yangin for The Canadian ExpatBy Nadia Yangin for The Canadian Expat
Canada Day is a day many Canadian expats look forward to each year. It’s an occasion to share, remember, and celebrate the country many call or have called “home”. This year is remarkably different.
A while back, we had asked for 15 volunteer Canadian expats to participate in sending videos to recreate the famous “rant”, expat version, for Canada Day. Many expats initially expressed their interest, but the recent news surrounding the horrific discoveries of hundreds (estimated thousands) of unmarked graves of Indigenous children on residential school grounds has definitely caused many to see Canada in a different light and even question celebrating Canada Day at all. We are choosing to prioritize the “rant” project for another time, but the important question that remains is - where do we as Canadians go from here?