MULTICULTURALISM @50: Everybody benefits from overcoming discrimination

Canada has come a long way in 50 years of official multiculturalism. Around the world, it is considered a beacon of diversity. But was that always so? Is it even so now? As we begin delving into the Metropolis conference on multiculturalism, the NCM’s News Desk looks at the battles immigrants have had to fight to overcome discrimination and forge their place in Canadian society.

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MULTICULTURALISM @50: Racism plagues Canada’s institutions, with dire consequences

While many people from around the world continue flocking to Canada for the opportunities it offers, many realize that the reality is somewhat different on the ground and that opportunity is not afforded to everyone equally. The consequences, as the NCM News Desk reports, are dire.

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MULTICULTURALISM @50: “Inclusion is the opposite of assimilation”

Yes, Canada is diverse. Yes, for the most part, people are free to enjoy and practice their culture and religion. But is that all ‘inclusivity’ means? This year’s Metropolis conference dived into the meaning of that word by looking at whether immigrants have enjoyed the same access to supports and services as the rest of Canadians.

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Analysis: Ethnic Media Question Government Decisions to Lift Pandemic Lockdowns

As federal and provincial governments in Canada grapple with how to adapt to a ‘new normal’, ethnic media outlets provide vital platforms for discussion into possible ways forward.

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Research Shows Canada Has Overlooked Immigrant Doctors

The level of care provided by internationally-trained or immigrant physicians is roughly equal to that provided by Canadian-born or American-born physicians, says Robert Falconer.

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