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Canada Votes: The Ethnic Issue

April 21, 2011

Ottawa, April 20, 2011, The Canadian Ethnocultural Council (CEC) is pleased that, in this federal election, all political parties are considering the importance of the ethnocultural population in the election process. For generations, all ethnocultural communities in Canada have had an integral role in the development of this great country. Their contribution as Canadians has been and continues to be significant in all fields of endeavor.

The CEC is asking for assurances from all parties that, should they form the next government, the Canadian Multiculturalism Act will serve as a basis of an overarching approach to governance and that the aforesaid Act will continue to be applied as a proactive instrument for social cohesion, harmony, promotion of equality and integration, thereby encouraging full participation of Canada's diverse communities in all aspects of Canadian life. These are the principles behind the Canadian Multiculturalism Act in keeping with the fundamental values of Canada: equality, respect for human rights, justice and tolerance, values, which we all share no matter our ethnicity, race and/or ancestry.

The CEC is a non-profit, non-partisan coalition of national ethnocultural organizations. The CEC works to promote the understanding of the multicultural reality of Canada thereby ensuring equal opportunity and dignity for all Canadians regardless of race, religion, ethnicity and ancestry, as defined in The Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms and The Canadian Multiculturalism Act.

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For further information please contact the Canadian Ethnocultural Council
613 230-3867 ext 224

For more information contact:
Anna Chiappa
Executive Director
Canadian Ethnocultural Council
Phone: (613) 230-3867 ext 224

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