Visionary Policies

  • Hugh Donald ForbesEmail author
Part of the Recovering Political Philosophy book series (REPOPH)


“Visionary Policies” presents the broader background to “Official Multiculturalism,” briefly describing three important complementary policies. It summarizes the changes in Canadian immigration policy beginning in 1962 that were confirmed in an Immigration Act passed in 1976, outlines the transformation of the Canadian system of government effected by the adoption of an entrenched Charter of Rights and Freedoms in 1981, and highlights the new federal and provincial institutions established to protect individual rights, exemplified by the Canadian Human Rights Act of 1977. It concludes with an analysis of Pierre Trudeau’s writings about nationalism and functionalism in the early 1960s, before he became a Member of Parliament and Prime Minister.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Political ScienceUniversity of TorontoTorontoCanada

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