Well Danny ,you could'nt be more wrong in your
guesstimate on how I travelled to Canada .
Regarding those who sit /stand at public places
begging with a bowl are mostly native to that country
with a few in desperate need of money and the majority
being the town drunks and the minority are migrants .
Also the indigenous peoples of north America are very much alive
today and not decimated as you claim 'I think that you are watching to many cowboy and indian movies" .......I mentioned in a
previous post their lot eg" The indigenous people" is improving very much compared to past times
and hopefully will continue to do so .
I no longer have children but I do have adult children and they
seem to be happy including my grandchildren , they are very
proud of their Scottish /Irish and English heritage
and of course their French Canadian heritage and me too .
spot on angel, just as my chidren/grandchildren are proud of their german /scots irish and English/ Pakistani heritage
It is a fact that many first generation immigrants may not do
as well as others . but it is my experience that 2nd and third
do very well in their employment/ and careers and pay back to
their new country one way or another any so called dues that may
have occur'd in their quest to start a new life .
Canada today is full of canadians descended from European
settlers both recently and back to the 1500s or so and I'm not
aware of any dire consequences to this country because of
it's historical background and I think that the same will be
for Scotland in the future , assuming that some clown
does'nt blow up our countries .