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Uneasy partners; multiculturalism and rights in Canada.


Uneasy partners; multiculturalism and rights in Canada.

Stein, Janice Gross et al.

Wilfrid Laurier U. Press


165 pages




Seven Canadian academics and journalists contribute seven diverse essays exploring the conflict between equality rights, as embedded in the 1982 Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, and multiculturalism as policy and practice. Although the collection presents general agreement on what is meant by multiculturalism, the essays include disagreements both in the analysis of issues and in proposed solutions to perceived problems, for example the role that religious freedom plays in multiculturalism and in relation to equality rights, and the issue of immigration and its collision with social policies that inhibit immigrant groups from more active and beneficial participation in society. Academic but accessible to the general reader.

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Date:Aug 1, 2007
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