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Indigenous communities in Canada face tremendous obstacles in accessing educational and other social services. The high cost of food and housing in remote areas exacerbates the vulnerability of the population. Secondary school dropout rates are...See discussions >
Canadians often say that they live in a multicultural society or a cultural mosaic. The idea of multiculturalism is embedded in the Canadian constitution and in Canadian legislation. Popular opinion suggests that Canada is a welcoming and...
Mutual accommodation is a fine line. Sometimes efforts to accommodate turn into efforts to define how communities should adapt and integrate. Efforts towards accommodation work well when communities engage in discussion and common understanding....
Mutual Accommodation: A Better Way of Doing Things?
Let’s discuss one of the most profound facets of the Canadian experience – mutual accommodation. At key moments in Canada’s past, the need to accommodate difference – between Canadians, with our neighbours, and with our northern geography – has...Explore and discuss
William A. Macdonald’s essays in The Globe and Mail
Since late May 2015, Bill Macdonald has authored a series of essays on the Canadian narrative of mutual accommodation that have appeared in The Globe and Mail newspaper and website... read more
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