Canada Spiralling Out of Control, 7: Royal Commission on Biculturalism (1963-1969)

A bicultural recommendation would never come to fruition. The spiral of radicalization was in full swing between 1963 and 1969, not only were non-Europeans arriving in numbers higher than ever, but the Anglo elites were more interested in American branch-plant capitalism than in accentuating Canada’s bi-cultural heritage. Trudeau understood this, and so in 1971 he rejected Canada’s bicultural nationalism in the name of a civic multicultural identity: