Multiculturalism in Canada

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Multiculturalism in Canada is a very important part of the culture of Canada. Beginning in the 1970s and 1980s, the Canadian government officially began pushing for multiculturalism in policy.[1] Because of this, the federal government has sometimes been called the "instigator" (or starters) of multiculturalism being an ideology. They often try to bring attention to the importance of immigration to Canada.[2][3]

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Canadians use the word "multiculturalism" in many different ways. Sometimes they use it to describe the many different religious traditions and cultural influences. They say that this creates a very special cultural mosaic of Canada. The country is full of people that come from many different racial, religious, and cultural origins.[4] Since Canada was created, there has been a lot of immigration. By the beginning of the 21st century, there were more people that were not of a British or French background.

In Canada there are many examples of multiculturalism. for example, Canada lets in refugees, immigrants, and do not care about any race, religion, or culture. Canada also has their immigration leader an immigrant.

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  1. Kobayashi, Audrey (1983), "Multiculturalism: Representing a Canadian Institution", in Duncan, James S; Duncan, Ley (eds.), Place/culture/representation, Routledge, pp. 205–206, ISBN 978-0-415-09451-1
  2. Azeezat Johnson; Remi Joseph-Salisbury; Beth Kamunge (2018). The Fire Now: Anti-Racist Scholarship in Times of Explicit Racial Violence. Zed Books. p. 148. ISBN 978-1-78699-382-3.
  3. Wayland, Shara (1997), Immigration, Multiculturalism and National Identity in Canada (PDF), University of Toronto (Department of Political Science), archived from the original (PDF) on July 6, 2011, retrieved September 12, 2010
  4. Bernardo Berdichewsky (2007). Latin Americans Integration Into Canadian Society in B.C. The Canadian Association for Latin American and Caribbean Studies. p. 67. ISBN 978-0-9784152-0-4.