Multiculturalism In Canada

Essay by Jeremy PhillippeJunior High, 7th gradeA+, January 1996

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        Multiculturalism is a part of any country.There are Jews in Germany, Poles in

Ireland, Asians in Canada and so on. I believe multiculturalism is a good idea. It provides

a wealth of cultural activities, foods, and different views of life. No one is really a true

Canadian besides the native people. We are all part of a vast society we call Canada. In

Canada we pride ourselves in being a mosaic, so to speak,unlike the United States where

they are a so called melting pot so that if it doesn't fit they make it fit where as we change

to adapt.

The many cultures existing in Canada have created a rich cultural experience. An

example is our Heritage Day celebrations where we celebrate our various diversities.

Did you know that the most commonly spoken language in Vancouver is Mandarin

Chinese and other dialects of Chinese? People may be shocked but it's true because we

are a free country and allow lots of immigrants in.

The fact is that we may have to close

our doors to immigrants because sooner or later the social system will break down. We

will not be regarded as the great free country that accepts so many immigrants.Although I

hope we do not come to this point,I fear it will happen. Language is a part of

multiculturalism. Evidence of this can be found in some many cities and towns. You will

see signs in English or French and under them, you will see German ,Japanese ,Arabic

etc..Other examples of this are newspapers and media productions in varying languages.

People that have a choice as to where they want to immigrate to , usually choose Canada

because Canada is a great place to live according to U.N. statistics.

Some people don't like multiculturalism and...