The Expansion of Cultural Diversity in Canada
Canada is one of the most desired countries in the world to live, agreed upon by it's citizens and chosen by more immigrants each year; marketed by its experience with diversity and stressing its selling points such as; its outstanding reputation as being open, peaceful and caring, its tenants reflect a cultural, ethnic, and linguistic framework that is found nowhere else in the world. Canadians are one of the most loved individuals in the world. Well recognized for their prohibitive value on tradition, order, and historical continuity and distinguished by the importance placed on group interests, rather than individual. Canada has created a distinctive and enduring pattern all there own of their political culture. Its politics are driven by patronage, influence, and an active government, serving a multicultural society with a bilingual basis, favorably received by citizens and immigrants alike. Canada has fought through war and cultural domination for sovereignty, standing behind their strong belief in the good for all, while respecting the diversity of their people. The values of their heritage are evident in their political culture, based on polices of bilingualism and multiculturalism. However Canadian values and characteristics are continually changing over time in their attempt to compete with other industrialized countries. The facets of the Canadian identity while distinguishable have faced much controversy. The question of cultural retention in relation to the notion of national unity is just one of many debatable issues, which threaten the once thought solid foundation that the country was built upon. Therefore a more in-depth evaluation of the policy of multiculturalism is being called for, in hopes of ending any repercussion that continues to persist and to secure our nation as we have come to know it for future generations to come. Multiculturalism is the belief that ethnic customs and cultures...
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