Trudeau was so very well-travelled to every point of this country that he knew the people who made up Canada and could see the wealth of expertise from each culture and how we could meld our values and beliefs together to domestically co-exist,” said Nipp, who has volunteered for the MHSO since 1981.
The MHSO — which was founded in 1976 by former University of Toronto history professor Robert F.
• Former Prime Minister John Diefenbaker first opened diplomatic relations with Cuba, defying the American trade embargo in 1959.
Former Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau was a visionary about the way different cultures in Canada co-exist today,” says the CEO of the Multicultural History Society of Ontario (MHSO), Dora Nipp.
As 2011 draws to a close, so does the 40th anniversary of the commencement of Canada’s policy of Multiculturalism, spearheaded by Trudeau and adopted in 1971.
Harney — is home to a collection of 500 oral history interviews on 2,400 audio cassettes, and more than 84,000 photographs and ethnic community newspapers dating back to the turn of the century and representing 56 different ethnic cultures.
The cassettes feature ordinary Canadians telling their stories of how they built their lives here and how they contributed to every facet of Canada.