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William Kymlicka

Will Kymlicka

Will Kymlicka is the Canada Research Chair in Political Philosophy at Queen's University and the author of several books on multiculturalism, including Liberalism, Community, and Culture (1989), Multicultural Citizenship (1995), Finding Our Way: Rethinking Ethnocultural Relations in Canada (1998), Politics in the Vernacular: Nationalism, Multiculturalism, Citizenship (2001) and Multicultural Odysseys (2007).

The Traditions of Immigration in Canada

Will Kymlicka, professor of political philosophy, says that questions of immigrant integration and accommodation are as old as Canada itself.


Our Street Was Paved with Gold
1973, director: Albert Kish

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The narrator's family immigrated to Canada after World War II. The fictional character of the narrator remembers growing up in the multicultural neighbourhood of Montreal's St. Lawrence Boulevard where building a new life depended on reaching out to others as well as on hard work. This 1973 film uses archival footage to show that the neighbourhood has, over time, welcomed newcomers from ever-changing countries of origin.

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