Richardo Duchesne, Council of European Canadians, 10 May 2018
Don’t let them deceive you. Canada’s Charter of Rights and Freedoms (1982) and the Multiculturalism Act of 1988 encourages Euro-Canadians to “preserve” and “enhance” their cultural heritage and ethnic identity. Section 27 of the Charter clearly states that the “Charter shall be interpreted in a manner consistent with the preservation and enhancement” of the culture of all ethnic groups in Canada, including Euro-Canadians. The Multiculturalism Act clearly states that “all citizens,” including Euro-Canadians, “are equal and have the freedom to preserve, enhance and share their cultural heritage.” The racial identity of Euro-Canadians is part of this cultural heritage since this heritage was built by them.
Canadian law recognizes the fundamental right of Euro-Canadians to advocate for a Canada that remains majority European in its ethnic and cultural character.
It may seem contradictory to be encouraging White identity politics through the employment of multicultural principles that were intended in their inception to encourage the dominant majority Anglo-European people to “respect” the “human need” of non-European minority groups to cherish and enhance their ethnic and religious identities within the framework of Canada’s political system. Is not multiculturalism a call upon the government to provide extra funding for minority cultural programs as well as “special” rights for non-European groups against past…