Is Multiculturalism a Disruptive or Integrative Force in Canadian Society? Introduction The question of whether multiculturalism is a disruptive or an integrative force in Canadian society in the early 21st century is a complex one. Canada today is a country whose culture and politics have been critically shaped by immigration, and its three largest metropolitan cities of Montreal, Toronto and Vancouver (MTV) are among the most culturally heterogeneous urban areas on the planet. In 1901 the Canadian census reported only 25 ethnic origins in Canada. In the 2006 Census this had increased to over 200 ethnic origins. 16.2 percent of Canadians now report themselves as being “visible minority” with almost 96 percent of this number living in a...The end:
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