People have come to Canada for various reasons; for a new beginning, a better future for their children, an improved quality of life or to escape oppression back home.
Wherever they've come from, whenever they arrived, we've all come to the same place.
Unlike France, which can convince itself of a continuous lineage of ethnicity and culture growing in one place through history, Canada is undeniably a hodge-podge from everywhere. To say there is a unique "Canadian culture" that others should adhere to is naïve.
Canada isn't an ethnicity, nor is it a nationality in the traditional sense.
Canada is an ideal - a dream of what we can all be when we bring the best parts of ourselves together and open ourselves to each other.
It's a lesson Marois would do well to learn.