(Times change and we change with them.)
Something I learned last weekend from several speakers at the Couchiching Conference on “Project Canada” surprised me. In the matter of integrating immigrants, we used to believe that the American pattern was that of the melting pot and the Canadian one, the mosaic. In recent years, we were told, the pattern has reversed. In Canada the rate of social and institutional integration is now smoother than in the States and, in fact, if not in words, the pattern resembles that of the melting pot.
To understand the reasons for this reversal, another conference may be required.