By Linden MacIntyre
Causeway is Linden MacIntyre's evocative memoir of his Cape Breton formative years. right now a colourful coming-of-age tale, a portrait of a vanishing lifestyle and a mirrored image on fathers and sons, the narrative revolves round the building of the Canso Causeway that might hyperlink the small Cape Breton village of MacIntyre's formative years to the broad international of the mainland. Shot via with humour, humanity and brilliant characters, Causeway is a unprecedented e-book, a memoir that has set a brand new typical for the style.
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Beginning in 1971 with official multiculturalism, the passage of the 1988 Multicultural Act made Canada the first official multicultural country in the world. In principle, the act provides the policy platform for celebrating cultural differences. Overall, these policies provide the context and the space for legal membership and, hopefully, optimum participation in the Canadian political and socio-cultural family. It is important to note that their enactment was controversial at the time. However, the very fact that national leaders implemented them can be taken as an indication of their 25 desire to address some historically embarrassing episodes in the treatment of certain groups of people.
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It seems, however, that instead of enhancing their chances, these designations instead constrain opportunities for members of these groups as they navigate their way through the social structures and connections that characterize institutions whose meritocratic credentials have been questioned. Korbla P. Puplampu & Wisdom J. Tettey 37 Miller (2001), for example, documents how, even though he had the requisite qualifications, it was his connections (social capital and networking) that opened several job opportunities for him in his career.