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Lecture 19

Lecture 19: Multicultural Policy and it's Critics

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Department
History
Course
HIS312H1
Professor
Ian Radforth
Semester
Fall

Description
Lecture 19: Multicultural Policy and its Critics -a transition: from assimilation to living with difference -deep roots -pluralism -John Murray Gibbon, The Canadian Mosaic (1938) -International Institute of Metropolitan Toronto -govt policies -WWII: Nationalities Branch, 1941 -post-war reconstruction: Citizenship Division of the Secretary of State, 1944 *final on Wed. Dec. 15 at 2 pm(-4pm) -2 hr exam -choose 2 qs out of 6 -cumulative -lectures, readings, tutorials -look at past exams -comparecontrast -make sure to say how A is similar to B, how B is different from A, show how they are connected -major changes in the post-war period for immigration -most significant was shift away from white Canada to a colourblind policy based on skills and family ties -and so Canada became much more diverse -1971, multicultural policy adopted by the fed. govt -very important symbolic moment with important repercussions -previous Canadian policy aimed at assimilating foreigners mostly into
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