As a first gen Canadian of Latin american parents, who also grew up in a 80% immigrant neighborhood, the sentiment Lucas has is shared among many. Many dont feel Canadian, for many of us we are taught that to be canadian is just the passport and oppotunity this country gives us.... Our identity and who we are is based off our parentage and their culture, nation etc. Many people I knew growing up only identify as canadian when it provided them with a benefit. I always wanted to connect with other latin american youth but because I didnt have much connection to any family members or the latin community, I ended up identifying with like white canadians who played hockey and listened to rock music. Since I met many latinos and have tried being apart of that community but for me I never felt at home, I personally feel more at home with people in Bradford or Hawkesbury, Barrie or other small cities in Ontario. I think Lucas at least has a leg to stand on with his sentiment, because of being away from Canada since he was 16. It's an unfortunate reality, we are taught to be proud of Canada because it isnt the USA, because it has "free" healthcare, public education, a welfare system, etc. I personally identify as a Canadian, until I was 16 or 17 I never said I was Canadian, and until recently I always identified as Uruguayan-Canadian but I look at my interests, my own person values, culture, and the fact that I feel so foreign with other Latin americans. I have more in common with Ukrainians and Poles, who make the majority of my close friends. Given all those friends identify as Canadian generally.