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POL 214 Lec Tues. Jul 24, 2012 SS2118 Multiculturalism  We accept more immigrants per capita than any other country  Policy pioneered in Canada then exported = multicultural state, no one culture privileged over others  Immigration policy from beginning of confederation to 1950s was explicitly racist e.g. Chinese head tax, WWII rejection of Jewish refugees, African immigration rejection based on nonesense health issues arguing they were “unsuited” to the climate  State discrimination e.g. Japanese internment camps WWII, voting restrictions  Societal discrimination e.g. employment bias, pay inequity, these still exist  Trudeau introduced policy of multiculturalism in a bilingual framework o Def in slide 13 v. imp
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