Multiculturalism in Canada

Constructing a Model Multiculture with Multicultural Values

  • Hugh Donald Forbes

Part of the Recovering Political Philosophy book series (REPOPH)

Table of contents

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About this book


Multiculturalism is often thought to be defined by its commitment to diversity, inclusivity, sensitivity, and tolerance, but these established values sometimes require contrary practices of homogenization, exclusion, insensitivity, and intolerance. Multiculturalism in Canada clarifies what multiculturalism is by relating it to more basic principles of equality, freedom, recognition, authenticity, and openness. Forbes places both official Canadian multiculturalism and Quebec's semi-official interculturalism in their historical and constitutional setting, examines their relations to liberal democratic core values, and outlines a variety of practical measures that would make Canada a more open country and a better illustration of what a commitment to egalitarian cultural pluralism now means. Consisting of a series of connected essays-including careful considerations of the works of Will Kymlicka and Charles Taylor-this book provides the first comprehensive account of multiculturalism in Canada.



Cultural Equality political freedom liberal multiculturalism Cultural Recognition Ethical Authenticity Politics of Recognition Karl Popper Open Governance Quebec social imaginary Quebec nationalism B & B Commission Trudeau 1981 Charter of Rights and Freedoms immigration policy human rights legislation Will Kymlicka Charles Taylor Gérard Bouchard Henri Bergson

Authors and affiliations

  • Hugh Donald Forbes
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  1. 1.Department of Political ScienceUniversity of TorontoTorontoCanada

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2019
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, Cham
  • eBook Packages Religion and Philosophy Philosophy and Religion (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-030-19834-3
  • Online ISBN 978-3-030-19835-0
  • Series Print ISSN 2524-7166
  • Series Online ISSN 2524-7174
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