This article explains how the Canadian Identity was shaped after the end of World War II and from how the idea of “anglo-conformity” came into place to the acceptance of refugees into the country. As seen in this article, Canadian culture has been shaped by diverse cultures.
Duncan, James S; Ley, David. Place/culture/representation. Routledge. 1983, pp. 205–206. Retrieved 2010-09-12 http://books.google.ca/books?id=XsINAAAAQAAJ&lpg=PA205&dq=multiculturalism%20and%20Pierre%20Elliott%20Trudeau&pg=PA205#v=onepage&q&f=true..
Prime Minieter Pierre Elliot Trudeau in 1971 established an official multiculturalism policy, “Although there are two official languages, there is no official culture, nor does any ethnic group take precedence over any other” Trudeau established that multiculturalism in Canada needed to be recognized as part of the heritage of the Canadian culture and at the same time accept the fact that immigration has broaden the diversity of cultures in Canada. Canadian Heritage, The Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedom, Ottawa. Accessed January 27, 2011 on the Canadian Heritage website. http://www.pch.gc.ca/pgm/pdp-hrp/canada/frdm-eng.cfm The Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms “recognizes the multicultural heritage of Canadians”. It establishes fundamental freedoms in Canada which includes “freedom of religion, of speech and of association.” Statistics Canada. Canadian Demographics at a Glance. Statistics Canada Catalogue no. 91-003-XWE. Ottawa. Accessed January 27. 2011 on the Statistics Canada website. http://www.statcan.gc.ca/bsolc/olc-cel/olc-cel?catno=91-003-X
Statistics Canada, “Immigration: soon to be Canada’s only source of population growth.” Statistics Canada has predicted that by 2006 the growth in population would be attributed mostly through immigration and by 2030...