The Issue Of Multiculturalism In Canada

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Canada is a culturally and ethnically diverse nation. Since the early British and French settlers, it has always been a land of immigrants. In the 20th century, the profile of immigrants began to change from mostly European to a wide variety of nations such as South Asia, South East Asia and Arab nations. Multiculturalism has long been an official policy in Canada, first introduced in the early 1970s. Nevertheless, it is often a controversial and debated issue. In 1971, Pierre Elliot Trudeau directed the federal government and declared that Canada would adopt a multicultural policy. They would recognize and respect a society with diversity in languages and religions. Multiculturalism was also recognized by the Canadian Charter of Rights and

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