A Critique of Multiculturalism

On Monday, September 11, a panel of community members gathered at London Public Library to discuss the dark side of the lived experience of multiculturalism. This podcast episode features Raghad El Niwairi, Marie Fiedler, Leroy Hibbert, Jasmine Jasani, Tanaz Javan, and Heenal Rajani in conversation with James Shelley.

Canada is a nation that has multiculturalism baked into its legislative framework, and we are actively encourage, especially at a national level, to celebrate multiculturalism as a key feature of ‘Canadian identity’… But do we collectively ask the right questions? What are the negative impacts or side effects of multiculturalism?

Who defines the parameters for what counts as a cultural identity? And who is then forced to fit inside the box?