The Effects of Multiculturalism in Canada
An examination of the Canadian history and policy of multiculturalism.
# 141242 | 1,250 words | 5 sources | MLA | 2008 |
Published on Dec 01, 2008 in Canadian Studies (Government and Government Policy) , Canadian Studies (Gender, Race, Class issues) , Canadian Studies (Immigration Issues) , Sociology (Multiculturalism)
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This paper describes the Canadian history and policy of multiculturalism in relation to social and political institutional structures. It argues that multiculturalism might not be the best way to deal with immigrants and Canadian citizens; instead the paper recommends a more assimilationist technique that emphasizes unity and equality within the national community.
From the Paper:"In 1971 the Canadian government launched an official program to embrace and celebrate the nation's status as a multicultural country. Under this new governmental program, Canada put forth a desire to not simply "tolerate" residents of various ethnic, racial, and geographical backgrounds, but to fully include such diversity in its social policy. Assimilation, which had been encouraged for immigrants in Canada in the past, was discarded in favor of "cultural pluralism," the recognition that individuals are not all the same and that difference can and should be emphasized in order to build a better country ("Multiculturalism in...)."
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