Justin Trudeau’s definition of a post-national state is a place where “race, religion, language, culture – are vanquished in favor of an inclusive citizenship based on simple acknowledgment of shared humanity” (The Washington Post, 2017). What Trudeau struggles to define is the dictionary definition of post-nationalism, which is “a mindset in which the identity of a nation is no longer important” (Oxford Dictionary). Canada is still a regular country; however, it is made up of a vast amount of different ethnic groups and cultures. Due to this wide array of communities, Canada has “no core identity, no mainstream” (Justin Trudeau). Instead, we have a wonderful thing called multiculturalism, which, as stated in the library of the Canadian Parliament “consists of a relatively coherent set of ideas and ideals pertaining to the celebration of Canada’s cultural diversity” (Canadian Multiculturalism, pg. 1). The popular beliefs from the plethora of cultures in Canada are used to create a set of common ideals, a Canadian identity. This identity is important to most, if not all Canadians, because it is comprised of their own cultures’ ideals. Therefore, Canada does have an identity that people feel the need to protect, because in protecting Canadian identity, they are protecting their own cultures’ identities. Thus, Canadians find the country’s identity important, which goes against the dictionary definition of post-nationalism, making Canada not a post-nationalist state.