Canadian Multiculturalism Day Date in the current year: June 27, 2016

Canadian Multiculturalism Day June 27 is Canadian Multiculturalism Day. This day honors racial, religious and cultural backgrounds of Canada.

The relationship between the Brits and the French were given a lot of importance in the history of Canada, that is why the majority or Canadian population are people from France and Britain. But at the same time Canada experienced multiple waves of immigration, that is why about 40% of modern Canadian population is neither British nor French origins.

In 1971 Canada declared itself as the country, where multiculturalism is an official state policy. The Canadian Multiculturalism Act, passed in 1988, aims to preserve multiculturalism in Canada. Moreover, other acts are adopted to enhance state policy. For instance, The Broadcasting Act of 1991 asserts that the Canadian broadcasting system reflects the diversity of cultures, that is why the programming and employment opportunities serve the interests and needs of all Canadians.

Canadian Multiculturalism Day was introduced on November 13, 2002 and adopted by the Government of Canada. Since then the day has been designated on June 27 by Royal Proclamation. Today everyone has an opportunity to celebrate the diversity of the population and the commitment to democracy, mutual respect and equality and appreciate the contributions of various ethical groups to Canadian society.

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