Tyler Russell

“Regardless of how much things have changed, however, the fears articulated in MacKenzie King’s 1947 speech have continued to hold currency in much of Canadian society. Despite decades of Asia being the largest source region for immigration to Canada, countless trade relationships, and numerous instances of political, cultural, education and institutional exchange, the fears of ‘47 persist, as do articulations that assume Asian culture to be exterior to Canada in a manner that European culture is not—sometimes in ways that go unrecognized.”

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