First in a Series It was a nice little quip for amateur philosophers. In Nixon’s 1972 visit to China, Premier Zhou Enlai was asked about the French Revolution and the development of democracy, and was reported to have replied “..it is too early to say.” Had that story not been debunked, those who like the […]

A noter: La coalition de Chaque canadien compte est en train de promouvoir l’adoption d’une stratégie nationale pour les personnes handicapées. Le format de leur document aurait changer un peu sur notre site. – Terrance Hunsley, agrégé supérieur, Le Centre Pearson PRÉFACE La coalition de Chaque canadien compte a été une organisation militante au nom […]


The federal government recently announced a fund to compensate indigenous people who as children were taken from their families and put up for adoption by non-indigenous families. It was in response to a class action court case filed on behalf of about 16000 children taken by child welfare authorities from reserves in Ontario (Brown vs […]


Introduction: It is inconceivable to visualise that I have been in Canada so long that I can recall various significant milestones in the history of Canada, such as our multiculturalism policy, immigration and refugee policy, the repatriation of the Constitution and the creation of the Charter of Rights and Freedoms with the inclusion of Section […]


(The English follows) Il s’est écoulé 46 ans depuis l’adoption d’une politique officielle, 35 ans depuis que celle-ci a été répercutée dans la Charte des droits et libertés et 29 ans depuis une proclamation en vertu d’une loi du Parlement. Certains se demanderont sans doute si le multiculturalisme a été une bonne chose pour le […]


The demographic changes experienced by Canada since the introduction of the first Multiculturalism Policy in 1971, have been very significant. The population has increased from approximately 21 million (in 1971) to over 35 million in 2011. The growth during that period, largely fuelled by immigration, has changed the face of Canada. In 1971, the foreign-born […]

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Comment Monday, September 25, 2017 | the hill times Rebel Media alive and well in House Heritage Committee studying M-103 Conservative MPs continued to push back zeroing in on their concern with naming Islamophobia, a canard if there ever was one. by Andrew Cardozo New Communications Column OTTAWA—“Parliament gets ready to weaponize M-103, Trudeau’s ‘anti- […]


The NAFTA negotiations are likely to be a tough uphill slog, given Mr Trump’s belligerent stance. It is hard to see how Canada will make much headway on subjects such as gender rights, indigenous rights and environmental regulations. But these issues are affected by international trade agreements, as is the whole range of labour and […]


An overview of the upcoming NAFTA negotiations with the Honorable Andrew Leslie, MP, Monique Smith, Professor Earl Fry with commentary by the Ambassador of Mexico to Canada Dionisio Pérez Jacome Friscione. Discussion was chaired by Sandra Pupatello, Chair of the Pearson Centre.


HUMA – the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Human Resources, Skills and Social Development, and the Status of Persons with Disabilities, (the name rolls right off the tongue, doesn’t it.) has spent a year hearing from Canadian experts, social advocates, municipal and business leaders, about what the federal government can do to reduce poverty in the […]

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