Immigrant Diversity Killed Canadian History


Jack Granatstein’s short book, Who Killed Canadian History?, was an immediate hit when it came out in 1998. This encouraged the author to release a “revised and expanded edition” in 2007. Everyone thought it was a daring challenge to the academic establishment criticizing the way multiculturalists had broken up Canada’s historical narrative into separate compartments according to ethnic, gender, and class identities. Conservative reviewers experienced warm, fuzzy feelings, as they read Granatstein’s call for a “uniting” national story emphasizing the liberalizing character of a nation committed to the equal rights of all humans and open to immigrants from every region of the world.

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