The Rise of Multiculturalism in Canada and Australia, 1890s–1970s
3 The Introduction of a Multicultural Policy in Canada, 1963–1971
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The Introduction of a Multicultural Policy in Canada, 1963–1971
In the early 1970s Canada introduced a multicultural policy, which replaced integration as the government’s main approach towards the settling of migrants. A multicultural policy emerged out of a philosophy of multiculturalism; there was a distinction between the two. A philosophy of multiculturalism replaced the “new nationalism” as the basis of Canadian national identity. Furthermore, a post–White Canada policy was adopted in the early 1970s after a non-discriminatory immigration policy had been introduced in the late 1960s.
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