Unlikely Utopia : the surprising triumph of Canadian pluralism /

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by Adams, Michael,
[ 01. English Non Fiction ] Published by : Penguin Books Ltd., (London :) Physical details: 180 p. ; 23 cm. Subject(s): Multiculturalism in Canada. | Multiculturalism --Canada. | Cultural idenity. | Ethnic groups. | Historical aspects. | Immigrant integration. | Immigration. | Multiculturalism. | National idenity. | Pluralism. | Public opinion. | Religion. | Social aspects. | Statistics. | Tolerance. | Canada --Forecasting. Year : 2007 01. English Non Fiction Item type : 01. English Non Fiction
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Includes bibliographical references.

The good news and the bad news -- Immigration, multiculturalism, and Canadian identity -- The facts on the ground -- Muslims in Canada -- Quebec: the distinct, diverse society -- Working on Utopia.

This book is a good-news story about Canadian multiculturalism. It argues that immigration and the social diversity that flows from it are working well in many respects much better than one might expect from watching the evening news or reading the anxious predictions of many of our intellectuals. It also defends the claim that Canada is good at managing diversity, arguing that this claim is neither vacuous national boosterism nor a quaint, deluded idea lifted from some 1970s government brochure.