Compare & Contrast The Management of Grief by Bharati Mukherjee

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1970: 13% of Canadians are bilingual in English in French.

1991: After $ 2.5 billion is spent to promote bilingualism, as part of the larger effort to support multiculturalism, there is only a 3% increase in English and French bilinguals.

1971: Prime Minster Pierre Trudeau enacts the Act of the Preservation and Enhancement of Multiculturalism in Canada, popularly known as the Canadian Multiculturalism Act.

1990s: The Canadian Council of Christians and Jews conducts a public opinion poll on the perception of multiculturalism. Their report, published in the December 14, 1993 The Globe and the Mail, is headlined "Canadians Want Mosaic to Melt . . . Respondents believe immigrants should adopt Canada's values." The report states that Canadians are becoming "increasingly intolerant" of ethnic groups' demands and favor a "homogenization" of Canadian society. In 1992, the federal government conducts its own opinion poll, reporting that 46% of polled Toronto residents felt that there were too many "visible minorities" in the city, particularly...

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