POLS 1400 Lecture Notes - Lecture 10: Formative Stage, Individual And Group Rights, Canadian Human Rights Act

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Definition: fundamental to our belief that all citizens are equal, ensures that all citizens can keep their identities, can take pride in their ancestry and have a sense of belonging. This encourages racial and ethnic harmony and cross-cultural understanding. Constitution act of 1867 was the first immigration act that brought the word multiculturalism to light. The citizen branch (60s & 70s) - set up by federal government to create awareness about multiculturalism, not promote. Lack of upward mobility into higher education and occupation. Canada was the first country in the world to have an official multiculturalism. Canada has the highest proportion of foreign born legislators in the world. 20% canadians are foreign born / 15% canadian legislators are foreign born. Individual rights (two individual situations showing when one trumps the other) Can a religious community leader make a claim on the grounds of multiculturalism to deny a girl from his community to access education no.

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