|By: A. M. Klein |
|By: Rayne Meider-Kimery |
Canada is like a family, although the individuals are different, the glue that holds it together is
its history, rules, and diversity. In the poem “The Provinces” by A. M. Klein, the provinces of
Canada can be compared to members of a family. Canadians all speak the same and have the
same lingo, (Ehhh) but may have an accent because of which province you come from.
Therefore we may be different but we still have a lot in common.
History is something Canadians have in common and is part of what makes us Canadian. We
share the many explorers that found and developed this land, explorers like John Cabot, Robert
McClure, and Captain Cook. We have a shared history in our ancestors, just as a family has its
great, great grandparents. We are all one, as the poem says, “reminiscing about their fathers.”
We are all connected because of our knowledge on our ancestors. Included in here are the
Mounties who have been the police of all of Canada for a long time, about 100 years. The
Mounties are part of our history but also part of the laws that hold us together.
All Canadians are held together by following a common law, the law of Canada, which the
Mounties enforce. This law is made in the Canadian parliament called The House of Parliament
in Ottawa. The lines “the house with towers, from whose towers ring