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Neil Bissoondath's Selling Illusions. The Cult of Multiculturalism in Canada: 20 Years Later

Neil Bissoondath's Selling Illusions. The Cult of Multiculturalism in Canada: 20 Years Later | Multiculturalism in Canada | Scoop.it
The Cult of Multiculturalism in Canada: 20 Years Later
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This reflective article about a controversy inducing book, written about 20 years ago by Neil Bissoondath, had me on the edge of my seat throughout the whole text. I could just imagine how exciting it would be to read the actual book. The article focuses on the authour's opinion on multiculturalism, particulary in Canada. As well as the relentless flow of immigrants, assimilation, and supremacism in general. This was the most interesting and "eyebrow-raising" (in a good way) text i've read in awhile. A really educational and well put-together text.

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Terror attacks threaten Canada’s multicultural project | World | DW.DE | 24.10.2014

Terror attacks threaten Canada’s multicultural project | World | DW.DE | 24.10.2014 | Multiculturalism in Canada | Scoop.it
The Ottawa shooting has not just shocked Canada, but could even change the multiethnic country. The questions now facing Canadians have to be answered by Europeans as well.

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Martine Olsen Lysvand's curator insight, November 13, 2014 3:25 PM

"Terror attacks threaten Canada's multicultural project" is an article presenting the two last terror attacks in Canada and some consequences of them. Canada has been viewed by itself as open to immigrants, but these attacks were so shocking and things have changed. People begin to worry. The number of Muslims in Canada has increased, but so has the number of anti-Muslims. More than half of Canadians say their view on Islam is unfavourable.

 

I think it is sad that a few people’s actions shall affect a billion people belonging to the same religion as them. Islam is diverse, just like any other religion. Extremism is bad no matter what religion or philosophy of life. At the same time it is not that difficult to understand why people have negative thoughts concerning the religion. The media’s viewpoints when it comes to these themes are definitely one of many reasons Islam has gotten a negative status. 

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Multiculturalism lives – in Canada, at least | Toronto Star

Multiculturalism lives – in Canada, at least | Toronto Star | Multiculturalism in Canada | Scoop.it
I have news for non-Canadians. Multiculturalism is alive and well – in Canada. It could be better, but it is alive. Both multi and cultural are here – we are in the streets, in the neighbourhoods, in workplaces, in schools, colleges and universities, in community centres, in shopping malls, in food and music and some of us are even in our governing bodies – albeit sporadically.

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Lene Knutsen's comment, November 17, 2014 5:02 AM
¨I have news for non-Canadians. Multiculturalism is alive and well – in Canada. It could be better, but it is alive.¨ This basically says it all. Multiculturalism is alive, but it can be better. Some are accepting and some are not. Multiculturalism is almost everywhere and specifically in Canada. As said in this article, multiculturalism is in the neighbourhoods, in workplaces, the street, in schools, colleges etc.
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Canada Needs to Walk the Talk on Multiculturalism - Huffington Post Canada

Canada Needs to Walk the Talk on Multiculturalism - Huffington Post Canada | Multiculturalism in Canada | Scoop.it
Is ethnic discrimination alive and well in Canada? Not according to a new CBC poll published this week in which 75 per cent of respondents say Canada is "a welcoming place for all ethnicities." An Insights West poll reported in the Vancouve...
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This article is such a great source of information. It includes statistics, recent surveys and much more related to Candadian government. To sum it up: relations between people and how it impacts everything around us. The article explains and reflects upon the economical situation in Canada and how non-Canadians contribute to it. Further more it talks about the disparity in wages and the understatement of immigrants. The ending quote caught my eye: "the success of our country tomorrow depends on the success of newcomers today."

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In Toronto, fusion is out and diversity is in

In Toronto, fusion is out and diversity is in | Multiculturalism in Canada | Scoop.it
It's hard to imagine the city — best known to the rest of the country as the land of street meat and fancy tacos — could ever describe a menu, but some restaurateurs say Toronto's new food...
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     “It’s a Toronto-inspired menu in the sense that we make sure that we hit regions from each different culture in Toronto,” - a quote that says it all. This article is such a good example of how ordinary citizens handle the growing multiculturalism in a diverse city of Toronto, Canada. People of various backgrounds put aside their differences and come together to do something they love - cookery. These guys mix their cultures and traditions together to create something meaningful (and tasty), they call it: "the cuisine of Toronto", that puts forth the fact of the ever multiculturally expanding Toronto.

     I find this article especially inspiring, because of the way these people show pride and content with the daily diversity they encounter. They welcome the situation their society is in with open minds and make the best of it. (Literally, the best of it! The food seems to be delicious!)

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