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Although the North American country of Canada can still today be considered as a predominantly Christian nation, it has become highly secularized and, since 1971, has chosen an official policy of multiculturalism that accentuates the value of religious toleration. However, the different Christian churches and sects have played a key role in the historical development of the nation, and the study of Canadian religious history helps understand many facets of its political culture, including the innovative multicultural model of integration, much vaunted for contributing to the successful integration of ethnic and religious minorities.

The 2001 census report by Statistics Canada revealed a predominantly Christian nation: 77% of the population defined themselves as adhering to some form of Christianity, this breaking down into 43% Catholic, 29% Protestant, ...

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