Social Construction of an Issue: Immigration


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Social Construction of an Issue: Immigration
In the last two decades, Canada has experienced a growth of diversity in culture, language, and religion due to the largest influx of immigrants in the world on a yearly basis (Jacobs, 2009). However, dealing with diversity remains subject to an evolving social context. Since the inception of Canada’s multiculturalism policy over 30 years ago, discussions on cultural diversity have evolved from cultural retention in the 1970s and racial equality in the 1980s, to social inclusion in the 1990s (Fleras and Kunz, 2001). Kymlicka (2008) observed that stakeholder and policy responses to the issues arising out of that diversity need to succeed simultaneously at multiple levels: at a “micro” level, by...
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