Maiden Speech Focused on Multiculturalism
"An early and indefatigable champion of Canadian multiculturalism, Senator Paul Yuzyk of Manitoba, devoted his 1964 maiden speech in the Senate on the
subject, saying in part: 'The Indians and Eskimos have been with us throughout our history; the British group is multicultural - English, Scots, Irish, Welsh; and with the setting up of other ethnic groups, which now make up almost a third of the population, Canada has become multicultural in fact ... In keeping with the ideals of democracy and the spirit of Confederation. Canada should accept and guarantee the principle of the partnership of all peoples who have contributed to her development and progress."
("Multiculturalism .. being Canadian"
Multiculturalism and Citizenship Canada, 1987)
Click to view the Multiculturalism Policy of Canada
Link to Canadian Heritage (Multiculturalism) - Multiculturalism site
Some of the Tributes
- Paul Yuzyk dead at 73: Senator was architect of multiculturalism - (Ukrainian Weekly, July 13, 1986)
- Death of a Senator - (Ukrainian Weekly Editorial, July 13, 1986)
- Yuzyk remembered as father of multiculturalism:
- Deputy prime minister, hundreds attend Ottawa funeral.
by Michael B. Bociurkiw. (Ukrainian Weekly, July 20, 1986)
- Paul Yuzyk's Better Canada
by Nadia Diakun. (Ukrainian Weekly, July 14,1986)
- Debates of the Senate of Canada
(Hansard, 1st Session, 23rd Parliament,
Vol. 130, No. 159, Thursday, July 24, 1986)