John Ralston Saul says Canada is Metis/Aboriginal…. in nature – not English/French/Scottish….
Here is John Ralston Saul's 2008 book about Canada:
this startlingly original vision of Canada, thinker John Ralston Saul
unveils 3 founding myths. Saul argues that the famous “peace, order,
and good government” that supposedly defines Canada is a distortion of
the country’s true nature. Every single document before the BNA Act, he
points out, used the phrase “peace, welfare, and good government,”
demonstrating that the well-being of its citizenry was paramount.
also argues that Canada is a Métis nation, heavily influenced and
shaped by aboriginal ideas: egalitarianism, a proper balance between
individual and group, and a penchant for negotiation over violence are
all aboriginal values that Canada absorbed. Another obstacle to
progress, Saul argues, is that Canada has an increasingly ineffective
elite, a colonial non-intellectual business elite that doesn’t believe
in Canada. It is critical that we recognize these aspects of the
country in order to rethink its future.”