Immigration & Migration

As a country of immigrants—and with future population growth dependent upon newcomers—immigration is an issue essential to Canada's future. Family and economic streams have been the main pillars of our immigration system. So what's the best balance for the future? And how can Canadians help other countries understand more about the movement of peoples the world over?

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Y4C: Year 4 Conference – Tying up loose ends, Nov 26

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The Year 4 Conference….Y4C   We want to invite you to be part of an important conference this fall – one that focuses on Year 4 of the current Parliament. What do you want to see the government and opposition parties accomplish?  Join us on Nove …

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Bland Pudding: European Pillar of Social Rights – Hunsley

By Terrance Hunsley

Second in a series on Futures Entwined: The nation-state and the welfare state. How is the EUropean Union dealing with inequality, the global economy, population movement, and political cracks in the state of the union? The EU is suffering from the clo …

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Futures Entwined: Nation State & Welfare State – Hunsley

By Terrance Hunsley

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. …

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1.Future of Work/ 2.Combating Hate (Vancouver Nov16)

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INVITATION to TWO ROUNDTABLES 9:30 – 11:30 am Roundtable on Combating Hate: Respecting diversity, overcoming discrimination and hate; 12:00–1:30 pm Roundtable on The Future of Work Preparing for the world of less full time jobs, the “Gig Economy”, high …

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From Colonialism to Multiculturalism – Clarke

By Anne C.D.Clarke

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 Co …

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Multiculturalism: Evolution & Challenges – Griffith

By Andrew Griffith

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 Frenc …

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Karen Mock gets Order of Canada – Read her thoughts…

By Dr. Karen Mock

On December 29. 2017, the Governor General announced the newest recipients of the Order of Canada. We are delighted that in that list is Dr. Karen Mock, a founding board member of the Pearson Centre, who has many years of action and achievement in matt …

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Racism: What’s happening? Where to from here?(Mar21)

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ROUNDTABLE ON RACISM WHAT IS GOING ON? WHERE DO WE GO FROM HERE? REPORT: Roundtable on Racism What is going on? Where do we go from here? Tuesday, March 21, 8:00 am to 11:00 am Canadian Museum of History (Douglas Cardinal Room), Gatineau This Roundtabl …

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Majority of extreme poor are female, OXFAM

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The majority of the 1.2 billion people living in extreme poverty are women and girls. Systematic gender discrimination is a major cause of poverty. Oxfam Canada believes that ending global poverty begins with women’s rights. Women today: •Make up two-t …

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A Cdn Research Council on Social, Cultural & Econ Health

By Terrance Hunsley, Senior Fellow, The Pearson Centre

We could take a lesson from the health system. Over the past four decades, the federal government, with provincial involvement, has invested in health research, health information systems, performance evaluation and innovation. Those investments are pa …

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