Children stand to sing O Canada after being sworn-in as Canadian citizens at the Halifax Citadel in Halifax on Wednesday, May 24, 2023. Darren Calabrese/The Canadian Press.

It’s time for a grown-up conversation on immigration

The phenomenon where people can be physically present in one place but maintain daily cultural and social ties to their homeland presents a special challenge to a country with a relatively weak national identity. We are long overdue for an honest, constructive, and robust debate on immigration.