SENATOR PAUL YUZYK
IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF NATIONBUILDERS
Father of Multiculturalism
“If we succeed … to evolve the pattern of unity in continuing diversity… this will serve as a precedent (model) forSenator Paul Yuzyk
other states in the world… It will be Canada’s contribution to the world.”
Canada: a Multicultural Nation
Maiden Speech, Senate of Canada, March 3, 1964
“Senator Paul Yuzyk is best remembered as the father of Canadian multiculturalism. I am very pleased that since 2009, the Government of Canada’s annual award recognizing outstanding contributions to multiculturalism bears his name, and that his important legacy continues to be highlighted through initiatives such as this commemorative stamp.”The Honourable Jason Kenney
Minister of Multiculturalism, P.C., M.P.
Senate Release, Oct 24, 2013, re: commemorative stamp honouring Paul Yuzyk as the Father of Multiculturalism.