Modern times[ edit ] As for the role of history in national identity, the books of Pierre Berton and television series like Canada: A People's History have done much to spark the popular interest of Canadians in their history.
Rows of girls and young women in kimono waved the Union Jack as the Royal entourage came their way.
The term Cultural Mosaic stems from the idea that Canada, as a country is made stronger with each immigrant. We need to acknowledge that our history includes darker moments: the Chinese head tax, the internment of Ukrainian, Japanese, and Italian Canadians during the First and Second World Wars, our turning away boats of Jewish or Punjabi refugees, our own history of slavery.
The recommendations of this report elicited a variety of responses. Other photographs documenting cultural communities trumpet the success of government programs that are now believed to have been wrongful, such as the internment of Japanese Canadians during the Second World War. But that really meant diversity among peoples of European descent.
Morton says the war was a "stalemate" but the Americans "did win the peace negotiations. In fact, we have created a society where both thrive, and mutually reinforce one another. Its board members navigated political pressures in the s to keep the building in their hands.