Celebrate our diversity!

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I agree with our PM Justin Trudeau in his understanding that the diversity of Canada is the fabric and strength of our position in the newly developing world.

I agree with our PM Justin Trudeau in his understanding that the diversity of Canada is the fabric and strength of our position in the newly developing world.
These times certainly bring our attention to questioning the pro’s and the con’s of such position, but  we can also realize the progress our society has made in the past forty or fifty years. Especially if we realistically assess the world around us. We have dealt with many a touchy subject or issue, such as LGBTQ, equality of sexes and all our responsibilities attached to that, mental illness, living-wage improvements, education and learning the importance of developing respect for each other, our unifying force. We are in this all together, every individual one of us.
This is something like a neighborhood dance where we all participate and enjoy each other’s company. This also reminds me in part of my exploration, as a sculptor, when I was inspired to create and present a work titled “The Dance of Immigrants (Slovaks)” in which all the thoughts focus in this Duoset, where the forms of the figures create an invisible space of ‘anti-form’ in the shape of the Maple Leaf, being nothing less than representing our being Canadian — us, in all  our Diversity.
And, so, taking into consideration the times and other factors, we are ‘dancing’ just fine!

Rasto Hlavina
MUNICIPALITY OF PONTIAC