Canada is a nation united by the very fact that we are diverse and multicultural. Prime Minister Trudeau states that ‘there is no core identity, no mainstream in Canada’’ and tells us that this makes us a postnational state. On the contrary, the fact that we are diverse and multicultural does not take away from our identity, but is rather one of the core values that lie in the centre of our identity as Canadians. The mainstream in Canada is being diverse and multicultural, which unites Canada as a nation. Yes, is undeniable that Canada is a country, “Canada has borders, where guards check passports, and an army” and we are recognized internationally. But Canada is also recognized as a nation that has shared values, not a postnational state. In Canada, “our government believes in the value of immigration, as does the majority of the population” which influences our country to bring in more immigrants, which only reaffirms the core value and identity that Canadians share, of multiculturalism, acceptance, and diversity. These values, this piece of Canadian identity, piece of the Canadian mainstream is not only recognized by us Canadians, but internationally as well. “The world needs more Canada” is a statement made by previous U.S president Barack Obama in regards to our stance on immigration, a stance that is fueled by the shared value of acceptance and diversity that Canadians hold. Michael McDonald tells us that living in Canada is like being part of a family, that “some are born into the family and others are adopted. There is a shared family history — interpreted in diverse ways”. This brings us another view of being Canadian that represents the Canadian identity, which is one of a family. If we look back into the past, historically, families banded together, often united under a crest or symbol that represented the family and their values. Canada is very similar to a family in that sense. Each person in the family is unique, but in the end we Canadians share core values that make us a nation.