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Montreal Gazette - Multiculturalism, made in Canada; Pierre Trudeau's early vision became a reality 40 years ago

Published: 25 Oct 2011

(Op-ed by Daniel Cere, an assistant professor of religion, law and ethics at McGill University): For good or ill, multiculturalism is a groundbreaking development in the theory and practice of modern liberal democracies.

(Op-ed by Daniel Cere, an assistant professor of religion, law and ethics at McGill University)

For good or ill, multiculturalism is a groundbreaking development in the theory and practice of modern liberal democracies. It is hailed as a remarkable global advance by some, and blamed as the cause of troublesome cultural and political conflicts by others. However, in the heat of debate, the foundational role of Canadian political thought and statecraft in the multicultural project has been largely overlooked.

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