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Multiculturalism & Canadian Identity


Multiculturalism & Canadian Identity



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"Canadian Multiculturalism"
This document is a background paper on Canadian multiculturalism. It outlines the sociology of multiculturalism in Canada, as well as the legal and policy dimensions of multiculturalism.

Representations of Diversity in Canadian Television Entertainment Programming: Case Studies
This report empirically studies the degree to which Canadians embrace diversity and the degree of inclusion and tolerance experienced by various groups, especially minority groups in Canada. The report engages in this study by examining Canadian…

Report of the Royal Commission on Bilingualism and Biculturalism, Book IV: The Cultural Contributions of the Other Ethnic Groups
This report is Book Four of the Royal Commission on Bilingualism and Biculturalism. It focuses on the contributions of other ethnic groups to the Canadian confederation. The terms of reference of this Commission included the direction to consider…

This hyperlink leads to an archived speech given by then-Commissioner of Official Languages, Graham Fraser. Commissioner Fraser was addressing the historical legacy of the Royal Commission on Bilingualism and Biculturalism. His speech also…

From the CBC Digital Archives, online: French and English should be the two languages of government from airports to federal courts, recommends the commission studying bilingualism. The…

From the CBC Digital Archives, online: Commission on Bilingualism and Biculturalism has forgotten one of the country's founding nations -- Native Canadians. Mrs. Monteur of the…

This is a photograph of a traditional Dutch treat, poffertjes, or little pancakes.  This photograph was taken at the anniversary celebration of a Dutch goods store in Acton, Ontario.

This is a video of PM Pierre Trudeau declaring Canada's adoption of a policy of Multiculturalism

This website sets out a variety of resources (including interactive resources) related to Canada's official policy of multiculturalism.

Canadian Multiculturalism Act
This document is the Canadian Multiculturalism Act, which sets out the official multiculturalism policy of Canada and provides for its implementation.
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