Table 10: Multiculturalism/ Interculturalisme Comparison




Identity Nation Québecois and aboriginal Aboriginal, bilingual and diverse
Context Minority within national (and continental) majority National framework, regional application
Majority culture Officially recognized and promoted Implicit and assumed, but increased promotion and awareness of Canadian identity
Emphasis Focus on interaction, bringing together, feeling of belonging and integration Integration and accommodation dynamic, recent focus on commonalities
Language Protection and promotion of French Two official languages, English dominant language in North America
Values Slightly more explicit formulation along Francophone lines More case by case but within general societal and Charter values
Collective memory Strong shared collective memory  and narrative Integration and accommodation dynamic within context of history, identity, and values


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