“There is one chapter – ‘Multiculturalism and its Discontent’ – where I discuss Canada, among others. It’s a stunning paradox. Multiculturalism was embraced as a positive development by Canadian Jews and was seen to provide many opportunities [and] tolerance of differences. But now we see in Britain, France, Australia…[that] multiculturalism can also be a double-edged sword. It can have negative side effects for Jews and we are seeing some of them now,” such as “cultural relativism. Certain common values are being eroded.
“There is a Canadian government that is responsive to the Jewish community but that might not always be the case.”