Minorities, multiculturalism and the constitution

Název: Minorities, multiculturalism and the constitution
Zdrojový dokument: The Central European journal of Canadian studies. 2003, roč. 3, č. [1], s. [7]-16
Rozsah
[7]-16
  • ISSN
    1213-7715 (print)
    2336-4556 (online)
Type: Článek
Jazyk
anglicky
Licence: Neurčená licence
Abstrakt(y)
If the Canadian Multiculturalism Act is not appropriate for Canada's social structure, why is it still the official policy for population management? This is the question the paper attempts to answer after contrasting the structure and content of the 1982 Constitution and Charter with that of the Multiculturalism Act to see how the aspect of social composition is reflected in them. I examine whether the ideological foundation of Trudeau's vision clashes with the modified views of the confederation proposed by the Meech Lake and Charlottetown Accords (1987, 1992). I propose that it is essential to differentiate between the phenomena of multinationality and polyethnicity in both the theory and the practice of multiculturalism.
Si l'Acte Canadien de Multiculturalisme ne s'adapte pas à la structure sociale du Canada, comment se fait-il qu'il soit toujours la politique officielle pour la gestion de population? C'est la question à laquelle mon étude essaye de répondre après avoir contrasté la structure et la teneur de la Constitution et de la Charte de 1982 avec celles de l'Acte de Multiculturalisme pour voir comment ces documents reflètent l'aspect de la composition sociale. J'examinerai si la fondation idéologique de la vision de Trudeau se heurte contre les vues modifiées de la confederation proposées par les Accords de Meech Lake et de Charlottetown (1987, 1992). Selon ma proposition, il est essentiel de faire la différence entre les phénomènes de multinationalité et polyethnicité dans la théorie ainsi que dans la pratique du multiculturalisme.
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