Saturday, October 15, 2011

Salim Mansur: roll back multiculturalism

Canada is a multi-ethnic land, but it shouldn't be a multicultural one. It's time to roll back this failed and discredited policy.



Time to undo multiculturalism mistake 156
BY SALIM MANSUR ,QMI AGENCY

Forty years ago, in October 1971, Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau introduced multiculturalism as an official policy for Canada.

Seventeen years later, Prime Minister Brian Mulroney and the Progressive Conservatives turned Trudeau’s policy into the Multiculturalism Act of 1988.

In other words, it was not merely Trudeau but Canada’s political elite, supported by the intellectual and media elites of the country, who adopted without much questioning a policy that was, at best, dubious and deeply flawed as the law of the land.

Canada was the first of the advanced liberal democracies in the West to turn multiculturalism — an idea without philosophical substance — into official policy.

Four decades later, some of those democracies — Germany, Britain, France, the Netherlands — have openly expressed regrets as their elected leaders publicly admitted the failure of official multiculturalism in securing social harmony, or advancing national interest.

In my recently published book — Delectable Lie: A liberal repudiation of multiculturalism — I discuss at some length why this policy reflected an act of bad faith on the part of Trudeau and company, and how it continues to be detrimental to the vitality of a liberal democracy.


Come See Dr Mansur in Montreal on Monday:



ACT! For Canada, Conservative McGill,
International Free Press Society-Canada,
Le Réseau Liberté-Québec and
The Prince Arthur Herald

Invite you to a special evening at McGill University with

DR. SALIM MANSUR
He will be discussing his recent book “Delectable Lie:
a liberal repudiation of multiculturalism” and the future of
Canadian immigration and the impact on our society.





A QUESTION & ANSWER PERIOD WILL FOLLOW

Date: Monday, October 17th, 2011
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Place: McGill University
McConnell Engineering Building – Room 204
Cost: $10 for non-students and free for students



INSTRUCTIONS ON HOW TO GET TO THE MCCONNELL ENGINEERING BUILDING – ROOM 204

BY METRO

Get off at the McGill station on the Green Line.
Walk North on University St. to Milton St. (2-3 blocks)
Turn left at the corner and walk into the McGill campus
It is the first building on your left (20 metres from the street corner.

BY BUS

Take the 24 bus and get off at the corner of University and Sherbrooke
Walk North to the corner of University St. and Milton St.
Turn left at the corner and walk into the McGill campus
It is the first building on the left (20m from street corner)

BY CAR

You can find parking on University St, Sherbrooke St. or Dr Penfield.
If you walk in from Roddick Gates (main entrance) walk straight.
Once you reach the Arts building (nice building with flag) turn right
Walk toward street corner with University and Milton
20m before corner, turn left and that is the McConnell Engineering building

If you get lost, you can call Alexandre Meterissian at 514-972-0539

1 comment:

Dollops said...

Speaking of failed and discredited policies re. ethnicity, isn't it time to wipe the slate clean of all the French and Native Indian baggage? We should honor the past with brutal honesty and start a finite - in time and money - transition to a Canada without special status for anyone. Now that would be a winning issue in a national election.

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