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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Racism: What’s happening? Where to from here?(March21)

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ROUNDTABLE ON RACISM WHAT IS GOING ON? WHERE DO WE GO FROM HERE? (REPORT to be posted shortly) Watch a series of short videos from the roundtable on the Pearson Centre’s Facebook page: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCbceGf4FA5NxXuYv0qNwsow Tuesday, M …

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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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Canada-India according to the High Commissioners (Oct. 20)

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(Picture: David Lametti, MP; High Commissioner Nadir Patel; High Commissioner Vishnu Prakash; Andrew Cardozo; Sandra Pupatello) PROGRAM (Report to be posted shortly) “Roundtable with the High Commissioners” on Canada-India Relations and Trade Keynote s …

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REPORT: Immigration, #Econ4Tmro: John McCallum

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Co-Hosted by the Pearson Centre for Progressive Policy and the Toronto Region Board of Trade Keynote: Honourable John McCallum, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Chair: Sandra Pupatello, Co-Chair #Econ4Tmro, Pearson Centre; and Strategi …

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WAR ON THE IMMIGRANT FAMILY ???

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NEW COMMUNICATIONS Is there a war on the immigrant family? “The truth is the Conservative government has been most skilled in immigrant outreach, while playing to the “old stock” Tory base, using the language of economic success and national security. …

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Canada & Hungarian Refugees: Then & Now

By Frank Palmay

Seeing the plight of the Syrian refugees and our government’s reaction — namely, non-action — to it reminded me of 1956, when my family was in a similar situation. In early November that year, the West decided not to intervene in the Hungarian revoluti …

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Chaotic Global Response on Refugees, Marchi

By Hon. Sergio Marchi

When it came to migration, the world was once divided into “sending” and “receiving” countries, with migrants mostly seeking attractive, developed countries. Globalization has since revolutionized the scale of human mobility. Today, migrants and refuge …

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Avoiding xenophobia (in the wake of the temporary foreign workers issue)

By Tshweu Moleme

The recent migrant worker debate in Canada has had some observers worried for one reason. Yes, there could be additional reasons, but let’s keep it at this particular one. Foremost, let us note that some citizens of our society tend to, as we’ve contin …

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