Canadian Frame(lines) Research Interviews: Jessica Gares

Jessica Gares is a Metro Vancouver resident and producer of the Bill Good Show on CKNW AM 980. She corresponded with Ryder last week regarding his advocacy for public art, and while we were at it, we got a chance to give her our research questionnaire. She was very kind and enthusiastic to respond, so here are some thoughts from a radio producer who is up to her ears in Vancouver’s current events:

1. Define “Canadian identity.”: It’s hard to define in one way or in one phrase. We are known for being tolerant, kind, open and accepting of others. Our culture is often referred to as a “melting pot” of various cultures – this is what makes us great! We learn from each other and grow together.

2. What makes Canada a unique country in the world? – We are blessed with natural resources and with this comes power and influence as the smaller neighbour to the US.

3. How does being a Canadian affect your life? – I know how lucky I am to live with a roof over my head, money in the bank and food on the table… knowing that if something were to happen to me tomorrow, there are support systems in place to help me out. I can express my opinion freely and walk down the street (day or night) and feel safe. I know this isn’t the case in other countries and I know how lucky I am to be born and raised in Canada! That’s how I would say if affects my life.

Thanks Jessica! It was lovely to hear from you.

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