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QUIZ: A celebration of the diverse faces of Canada

June 27 is Canadian Multiculturalism Day, a time to appreciate our many backgrounds and traditions
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Leonard Cohen is photographed in Toronto, Saturday, Feb. 4, 2006. Do you known when his song “Hallelujah” was released? (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Aaron Harris)

Canada is a land of diversity.

Our population includes Indigenous people, descendants of settlers, recent immigrants and refugees. Those living in Canada come from countries around the world and represent a myriad of ethnic groups, cultural backgrounds and traditions.

Each year, June 27 is Canadian Multiculturalism Day, a time to celebrate the diversity of Canadian society.

This year marks the 50th anniversary of Canada’s Multiculturalism Policy. In fact, in 1971 Canada was the first country in the world to adopt multiculturalism as an official policy.

No matter what your background or ethnicity, Canada offers a place for all.

In honour of Canadian Multiculturalism Day, take this short quiz about the many distinct faces of Canada.

Good luck.

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In 1971 Chief Dan George sent a Christmas card to the people of Canada from a Kelowna. The respected Indigenous leader and actor, born Geswanouth Slahoot, was also the chief of an Indigenous group. (Photo courtesy Penticton Museum and Archives)
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About the Author: John Arendt

John Arendt has worked as a journalist for more than 30 years. He has a Bachelor of Applied Arts in Journalism degree from Ryerson Polytechnical Institute.
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