Mr. Gurbax Malhi (Bramalea-Gore-Malton)
Mr. Speaker, the comments made yesterday in the House that suggested multiculturalism creates ghettos are wrong.
Some members seem to believe new Canadians will flock together in abject poverty if multiculturalism is allowed to continue. This is absurd. To its credit, the Government of Canada wants new Canadians to retain their culture and heritage.
The melting pot philosophy of the United States, which seems to be what some members want here, is not the answer. Are there no ghettos in the United States?
As we head into the 21st century this is not the time for xenophobia. The world is getting smaller and Canadians are demonstrating how we can all live together without losing our identity.
Topic: Statements By Members