Why Canada’s multiculturalism dream defies logic

A society can’t be at the same time egalitarian and hierarchical, decentralized and centralized, kin-oriented and law-oriented, secular and religious

Why Canada’s multiculturalism dream defies logic
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A society can’t be egalitarian and hierarchical, decentralized and centralized, kin-oriented and law-oriented, secular and religious at the same time

Debunking the myth of immigrant assimilation

Language, religious laws and practices, cultural and culinary traditions all function to discourage, prevent or, at the very least, slow down assimilation

Debunking the myth of immigrant assimilation
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Language, religious laws and practices, cultural and culinary traditions all function to discourage, prevent or, at the very least, slow down assimilation

Canada’s cross-cultural identity deeply rooted in western society

While there’s great diversity in Canada – regional, urban-rural, French-English and ethnic – it’s encompassed within the framework of Canadian culture

Canada’s cross-cultural identity deeply rooted in western society
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While there’s great diversity in Canada – regional, urban-rural, French-English and ethnic – it’s encompassed within the framework of Canadian culture

It’s the religious who tend most to favour diversity

Non-believers overwhelmingly believe every religious community in Canada, especially Muslims and evangelical Christians, hurt the country

It’s the religious who tend most to favour diversity
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Non-believers overwhelmingly believe every religious community in Canada, especially Muslims and evangelical Christians, hurt the country

On board but not bored: why committee work makes a difference

The best boards reflect Canada’s diversity of gender, age, ethnicity, language, regionality, background and enthusiasm for the cause

On board but not bored: why committee work makes a difference
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The best boards reflect Canada’s diversity of gender, age, ethnicity, language, regionality, background and enthusiasm for the cause

Whether we like it or not, the world is changing

Some of the comfortable assumptions we have been living under are under increasing pressure

Whether we like it or not, the world is changing
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Some of the comfortable assumptions we have been living under are under increasing pressure

The Canadian multicultural community’s growing political muscle

By electing Jagmeet Singh as their new leader, the federal NDP have signalled that they understand the escalating importance of inclusivity

The Canadian multicultural community’s growing political muscle
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By electing Jagmeet Singh as their new leader, the federal NDP have signalled that they understand the escalating importance of inclusivity

Bending the arc of the moral universe toward justice

When we’re able to see beyond the lies of hatred, racism and segregation, we see the enriching power of diversity

Bending the arc of the moral universe toward justice
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When we’re able to see beyond the lies of hatred, racism and segregation, we see the enriching power of diversity

Guiding Canada down a multicultural food path, with consequences

The next food guide will make the disconnect between Canadian agricultural policies and food consumption much more obvious

Guiding Canada down a multicultural food path, with consequences
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The next food guide will make the disconnect between Canadian agricultural policies and food consumption much more obvious

2016 was the year of elite comeuppance

When virtually the entire elite class holds the values of large numbers of people in contempt, something important has been lost

2016 was the year of elite comeuppance
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MURPHY: When virtually the entire elite class holds the values of large numbers of people in contempt, something important has been lost