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After decades of extraordinary successes as a multicultural society new debates are bubbling to the surface in Canada The contributors to this volume examine the conflict between euality rights as embedded in the Charter and multiculturalism as policy and practice and ask which charter value should trump which and under what circumstances? The opening essay deliberately sharpens the conflict among religion culture and euality rights and proposes to shift some of the existing boundaries Other contributors disagree strongly arguing that this position might seek to limit freedoms in the name of justice that the problem is badly framed or that silence is a virtue in rebalancing norms The contributors not only debate the analytic arguments but infuse their discussion with their personal experiences which have shaped their perspectives on multiculturalism in Canada This volume is a highly personal as well as strongly analytic discussion of multiculturalism in Canada today


14 thoughts on “Uneasy Partners Multiculturalism and Rights

  1. says:

    Canada is the only successfuly multicultural country in the world Given our need for greater immigration just to survive Canada will take on new demands and pressures to it's multicultural status The only thing we ask of immigrants is that they obey our laws But what happens when those laws conflict with their cultural identity? According to our Charter of Rights and Freedoms no one freedom trumps the other Except we do and have enforced Euality laws that sometimes fly in the face of cultural norms This means that our laws derived from our early culture which is itself derived from New France and British North America remain a dominant and defining feature of Canadian culture This book as a series of essays explores this topic and I submit that I can only conclude there is no multicultural Canada but there is a Charter Canada Read it yourself and decide


  2. says:

    A taut compilation of very lucid arguments debating Multiculturalism in Canada and its impact in particular on Euality rights and Religious Rights enshrined in the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms A wonderful illuminating read that fosters public discourse in a civil society as it should that is being severely curtailed in an increasingly polarizing populist view taken by a number of people around the world


  3. says:

    Great set of essays Love Janice Stein great world view Civil discussion yet open and honest about multicultural issues for the most part All those in today's highly polarized society should read this


  4. says:

    If you've ever found yourself sitting and discussing with friends issues such as the wearing of veils at school not being able to bring a gay boyfriend to a Catholic school grad tolerance verses acceptance etc and wanting to feel a bit educated about your opionions then read this book It's a great collection of essays looking at many aspects of the tenuous relationship between freedom of religion and eual rights