Re-branding Canada: The Origins of Canadian Multiculturalism Policy, 1945-1974

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dc.contributor.author Blanding, Lee
dc.date.accessioned 2013-08-12T21:12:49Z
dc.date.available 2014-05-25T11:22:05Z
dc.date.copyright 2013 en_US
dc.date.issued 2013-08-12
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1828/4736
dc.description.abstract Canadian multiculturalism policy is often said to have come about in 1971 because of factors such as the Royal Commission on Bilingualism and Biculturalism, the multicultural movement of the 1960s, or the more liberal political and social climate of the postwar period. While all of these played roles in the emergence of “multiculturalism within a bilingual framework,” this dissertation takes the approach that the federal civil service was the most important factor behind the adoption of a federal multiculturalism policy in Canada. The author makes the case that the Canadian state had adopted multiculturalism policy and programs as early as the 1950s. A small branch of Government, known as the Canadian Citizenship Branch sought to integrate members of ethnic minority communities into the mainstream of Canadian life, but also sought to reassure native-born Canadians that these “New Canadians” had vital contributions to make to Canadian culture. This dissertation shows how this state discourse intersected with the more familiar elements associated with the rise of multiculturalism, such as the multicultural movement, and ultimately coalesced in 1971 with the announcement by Prime Minister Pierre Elliott Trudeau of a “new” state multiculturalism policy. en_US
dc.language English eng
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject ethnic en_US
dc.subject ethnicity en_US
dc.subject Canada en_US
dc.subject Canadian en_US
dc.subject Canadian multiculturalism policy en_US
dc.subject bilingualism and biculturalism en_US
dc.subject bureaucracy en_US
dc.subject history en_US
dc.subject multicultural movement en_US
dc.subject multiculturalism en_US
dc.subject multiculturalism movement en_US
dc.subject multiculturalism policy en_US
dc.subject Paul Yuzyk en_US
dc.subject Pierre Trudeau en_US
dc.subject policy en_US
dc.subject politics en_US
dc.subject Royal Commission on Bilingualism and Biculturalism en_US
dc.subject Ukrainians en_US
dc.subject ethnic groups en_US
dc.title Re-branding Canada: The Origins of Canadian Multiculturalism Policy, 1945-1974 en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.contributor.supervisor Bryden, Penny
dc.degree.department Dept. of History en_US
dc.degree.level Doctor of Philosophy Ph.D. en_US
dc.rights.temp Available to the World Wide Web en_US
dc.description.scholarlevel Graduate en_US
dc.description.proquestcode 0334 en_US

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