Excerpt from In Your Face by Natasha Bakht. It reads: "Increasing diversity in terms of race, culture, religion, disability, and sexuality has for some time marked Canadian society. Our openness and acceptance of differences has been touted as the hallmark of a progressive society that values and is enriched by diversity. Laws and policies in a number of areas specifically address the multidimensional needs of a diverse population, recognizing that historical practice has typically reflected a colonial bias and a perceived homogeneity . . . . "