Lloyd Fournier : Lloyd is the founder of Thunderbird Rising (Thunderbird rising.com) and the recent recipient of a Humanitarian Award, an author (novels) and a freelance writer. His drill down style of writing is a throw back to classic journalism - completely objective and well researched. His work presents the reader opportunity to rethink issues.
[Is it failing or succeeding?]
The uniquely Canadian word, “multicultural” is spoken of often but rarely defined. It’s much like the word “hot” as in hot or cold. We may state that, “it’s hot outside”. But no one is prepared to accurately state for us where hot begins and warm ends.
The concept of multiculturalism has moved from being a fact (as in it is a fact that Canada is a land with a high immigrant population); to an ideology (as in what type of social engineering would render an acceptable description of multiculturalism); to policy (as in vital portions relating to multiculturalism finding their way into government bills such as the “Charter”; to practice (as in redefining cultural norms towards inclusiveness) to where Canada is today (2015) almost 45 years since Pierre Trudeau (a former Canadian Prime Minister) broached the subject in Canada’s Parliament.
That there had always been…
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