multiculturalism

Quebec mayor slams foreign-born PQ election candidate: ‘They’re going to make our culture disappear’

MONTREAL — The ethnic background of a Quebec election candidate has come under attack in a campaign that has already seen identity frequently used as a wedge issue.

EUROPEANS AGAINST MULTICULTURALISM (opinion)

One of the many signs of the rightward creep of Western European politics is the recent unison of voices denouncing multiculturalism. German Chancellor Angela Merkel led off last October by claiming that multiculturalism “has failed and failed utterly.” She was echoed in February by French President Nicolas Sarkozy and British Prime Minister David Cameron. All three were late to the game, though: for years, the Dutch far right has been bashing supposedly multicultural policies. Despite the shared rhetoric, it is difficult to discern a common target for these criticisms.