The Rise of Multiculturalism in Canada and Australia, 1890s–1970s
2 Integration Policy in Canada, 1953–1963
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Integration Policy in Canada, 1953–1963
As the foundation of English-speaking Canadian national identity began to unravel and break down, integration replaced assimilation as official government policy in dealing with migrants in Canada. Integration encouraged migrants to retain their own cultures as well as incorporate themselves into the Canadian one. The culmination in the demise of the belief in Canada as an integral part of a wider British world was the UK’s decision to seek membership in the EEC. Growing US dominance and the Quiet Revolution in Quebec added to these pressures.
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