The Search for the Canadian Identity
or, Sketches for a Doctoral Dissertation in Sociology
Vir Americanus, a tourist
Femina Americana, his wife
Osbert Parsley, an off-duty blogger
Scene: An intersection in downtown Toronto
Vir Americanus: Hey, you! Are you a Canadian?
Passer-by: Errr, yes.
Vir Americanus: We were told there were Victorian homes around here. Do you know where the Victorian homes are?
Passer-by: Ummm, I'm not exactly sure.
Vir Americanus: We're trying to find the Victorian homes.
Femina Americana: Yes, that's right.
Vir Americanus: Have you seen any? Do you know what a Victorian home is? Are you a Canadian?
Passer-by: Yes, I am a Canadian!
(Exit Osbert into a waiting streetcar, with some haste.)