The Problem with Talking About Canada As a Utopia

(Content Warning: mentions of hate crimes and mass shootings)

Are you dreaming of moving to Canada yet?

With Trump as president, the terrifying political picture in the US has many Americans idealizing Canada as a land of safety and diversity. But is life in Canada as dandy as you think it is for marginalized people?

Here’s a reality check from Celia Edell, who has a few crucial reminders of why Canadians aren’t off the hook for human rights abuses. No matter how handsome you think the prime minister is, this info shows why everyone needs to stop positioning Canada as a utopia.

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The Editors at Everyday Feminism

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Celia Edell is a Contributing Vlogger for Everyday Feminism, a freelance writer, and feminist philosopher. She holds a Masters degree in Philosophy from the University of Sheffield in England and is currently doing her PhD in Philosophy at McGill University in Montreal. Her interests include critical race theory, mental health awareness, and bad made-for-TV movies. She tweets and blogs under the name @ceedling. Watch her videos here.