Criticism of Canadian literature has focused on nationalistic and
regional themes. Critics against such thematic criticism in
Canadian literature, such as Frank Davey, have argued that a focus
on theme diminishes the appreciation of complexity of the
literature produced in the country, and creates the impression that
Canadian literature is sociologically-oriented. While Canadian
literature, like the literature of every nation state, is
influenced by its socio-political contexts, Canadian writers have
produced a variety of genres. Influences on Canadian writers are
broad, both geographically and historically. Canada's dominant
cultures were originally British and French, as well as aboriginal.
After Prime Minister Trudeau's Announcement of Implementation of
Policy of Multiculturalism within Bilingual Framework, in 1971,
Canada gradually became home to a more diverse population of
readers and writers. The country's literature has been strongly
influenced by international immigration, particularly in recent
decades.Canadian literature collectively is often called CanLit or
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Frederic P. Miller
• Agnes F. Vandome
• John McBrewster
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