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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MULTICULTURALISM IN CANADA: EVOLUTION, EFFECIVENESS AND CHALLENGES Our history, a complex and imperfect process of accommodation — between Indigenous peoples and French and then British settlers (English, Scottish and Irish), subsequently between French and British Canadians as reflected in the Quebec Act of 1774 and the British North America Act of 1867 — made Canada […]

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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 […]


A word from a concerned friend Since the election of President Donald Trump, many of us who believe in liberal democracy and related norms, including equality of the sexes and amongst peoples, have been holding our breath in a protracted “Kumbaya”. Four months already and counting, yet the initial feeling of disbelief and alarm has […]


L to R: Dr. Richard M. Alway, Chairman, Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada; Sen. Landon Pearson; Patricia Pearson, Author; Hon. Andrew Leslie, MP, representing the Government of Canada. Table of Contents 1. The commemorative event on April 4 2. The Top 20 Pearson accomplishments 3. “LBP” by Patricia Pearson __________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Invitation of event […]


There’s more to the stay-the-course budget than suggested First published in the Hill Times Monday, April 3, 2017 Depending which part of Finance Minister Bill Morneau’s budget you focus on, it was any of those things and more. The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright PUBLISHED : Monday, April 3, 2017 12:00 AM OTTAWA—So what […]


Opinion Leitch, O’Leary and Trump can be a potent mix Suddenly being like Trump may not be such a good thing, and will be a less good thing going forward. By ANDREW CARDOZO PUBLISHED in the Hill Times: Monday, Feb. 6, 2017 12:00 AM OTTAWA—Life just got a whole lot more complicated for Kellie Leitch […]

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