Economic Divide between Immigrant and Non-Immigrant Groups in Canada Many Canadians like to think that Canada no longer practices racist discrimination against immigrants. They might point to the fact that in 1971, Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau introduced an official policy of multiculturalism in Canada. This legitimized the concept of Canada as a nation with pluralist foundations, and turned Canada into the only country in the world which is officially multicultural. Thus, some people might argue that Canada is extremely tolerant, and does not practice racist discrimination in our workplaces. However, this paper will argue that this is not true: there remains a large economic divide between immigrants and non-immigrants in Canada...The end:
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