2015: Volume 8, Issue 2, pp. 5-14

Rethinking Multicultural/Multiracial Media 
and the Integrity of Immigrant Integration

Catherine Murray



While it is still early to tell, the 2015 federal election campaign suggests a different conjuncture: a new politics of “call out” and “call in” culture on racism in Canadian political culture, and new assertiveness and division of labour between multicultural and mainstream media in campaign coverage. After the majority of Canadian voters rejected racialized wedge politics, the next important task is de-essentialization. A term usually applied to identity politics, this article argues for a broader creative economy lens on how it can also be applied to multicultural/multiracial media policy, the forthcoming Syrian influx of refugees, and evaluating the inclusivity and integrity of immigrant integration.


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