Volume 96, Issue 65
Friday January 24, 2003
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The Discussion, Part I

LAST UPDATED: Friday, January 24, 2003 - 3:00 p.m.

Canada's multicultural smorgasboard: Part II of II
Camels, pickles, boas, ninjas and other stereotypes

Yesterday, The Gazette printed the first half of its panel discussion on Canadian diversity. From varying backgrounds and ethnicities, our panel sat down to discuss cultural identity, dating and how their views vary from their parents.

The following is the second part of this two part discussion.

The Participants

Name: Ash Boutros
Sex: Male
Age: 26
Canadian status: Immigrant
Ethnicity/“background”: Egyptian
Religion: Christian
Sexuality: Heterosexual
Where do you consider home? Toronto, Canada
Name: Catherine Clune-Taylor
Sex: Female
Age: 20
Canadian status: Born here
Ethnicity/“background”: Half Bahamian, one fourth Irish and one fourth French Canadian
Religion: Recovering Catholic
Sexuality: Sexual
Where do you consider home? Toronto, Ontario
Name: Spencer Daniels
Sex: Male
Age: 22
Canadian status: Born here
Ethnicity/“background”: Anglo Saxon
Religion: Christian by default
Sexuality: Heterosexual
Where do you consider home? Pickering, Ontario, with its scenic backdrop of eight nuclear reactors.
Name: Joyce Ho
Sex: Female
Age: 21
Canadian status: Born here
Ethnicity/“background”: Chinese
Religion: Christianity
Sexuality: Heterosexual
Where do you consider home? Markham, Ontario
Name: Rob Lidstone
Sex: Male
Age: 21
Canadian status: Born here
Ethnicity/“background”: British/Irish (very distantly)
Religion: Agnostic (United Church) Christian
Sexuality: Gay
Where do you consider home? Winnipeg, Manitoba
Name: Amrita Panda
Sex: Female
Age: 22
Canadian status: Born here
Ethnicity/“background”: Indian (East Indian)
Religion: Hindu
Sexuality: Straight
Where do you consider home? Mississauga, Canada
 
Name: Kamilla Pietrzyk
Sex: Female
Age: 20
Canadian status: Immigrant
Ethnicity/“background”: Polish
Religion: Agnostic
Sexuality: Flexible
Where do you consider home? Where my mom is
 

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