Portrayal of Canadian cultural diversity on English-language Canadian network television a content analysis

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Published by PEAC Developments in Toronto .

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  • Minorities on television -- Canada.,
  • Television broadcasting policy -- Canada.,
  • Television programs -- Canada.

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Statementby PEAC Developments, G. Teachman, principal investigators.
ContributionsTeachman, G., Canada. Multiculturalism Directorate., PEAC Developments.
The Physical Object
Pagination52 p.
Number of Pages52
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Open LibraryOL19835596M

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A multicultural country. This is the best way to describe Canadian culture today. As more people move and permanently live in Canada, more this leafy country learns to accept the other ethnicities and backgrounds. Canadian people have proved to be very tolerant and supporters of racial diversity.

The Task Force recommends that, in order to measure progress in the reflection and portrayal of cultural diversity on Canadian television, the CRTC initiate a research study on cultural diversity in television programming content in three to four years time dating from May-Junee.g., during the television season.

Primary influences on the Canadian identity trace back to the arrival, beginning in the early seventeenth century, of French settlers in Acadia and the St. Lawrence River Valley and English, Scottish and other settlers in Newfoundland, the British conquest of New France inand the ensuing dominance of French and British culture in the gradual development of both an imperial and a.

During the s, the federal government made the decision that cultural diversity is essential to the success of Canadian society. Also based on Multiculturalism was the introduction of the Immigration Act ofwhich brought about huge significant changes to the.

The role played by the Canadian Cultural Organization has been criticized for under representing the indigenous and the immigrant population. On the other hand, the book on cultural identity brings to fore the impact of bi lingual nature of the Canadian society and how it is making it difficult for Canada to have a homogeneous culture.

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