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How the Underground Railroad Succeeded Thanks to Lack of Immigration Law

The Underground Railroad is often in the spotlight during Black History Month, but there is one little-discussed aspect that allowed the railroad to function and enabled Thornton Blackburn, his wife Lucie, and many other Black slaves to seek refuge in Canada: the fact that the country did not have a formal immigration law until 1869.

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Immigration Canada Ottawa Tulip Dutch Royal Family Princess Margriet

How Canadian Immigration Law Created a Crisis for the Dutch Royal Family

78 years ago, Princess Margriet was born in Ottawa. However, Canadian immigration law was a great source of anxiety for her family leading up to her birth. The Canadian government had to step in to ensure that the line of succession remained untouched by Canada’s laws.

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Gandhi’s Strategies Still Inspiring, say Human Rights Veterans

Gandhi’s Strategies Still Inspiring, say Human Rights Veterans

Mahatma Gandhi’s non-violent strategies won India independence from Britain and set India on a firm foundation of democracy. His actions still inspire champions of justice…

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