Conservatives Once Endorsed Multiculturalism


Prime minister John Diefenbaker said that Canada is not “a melting pot in which the individuality of each element is destroyed in order to pro-duce a new and totally different element. It is rather a garden into which have been transplanted the hardiest and brightest flowers from many lands, each retaining in its new environment the best of the qualities for which it was loved and prized in its native land.”

I have never heard a better endorsement, but it took Trudeau to enshrine it.

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