Who is Advocating For Canada’s Immigrants?

There are dozens of organizations, advocacy groups and entities that lobby around issues that impact immigrants, but there’s no organization that speaks up for immigrants and newcomers as a whole, writes Local Journalism Initiative reporter Naser Miftari.

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Changing Politics Behind the Scenes

Canada’s most diverse parliament with 50 visible minority MPs resulted in a strong cadre of visible minority political staffers who are moving the levers of power behind the scenes. Their roles are essential in ensuring the politicians they work for understand the communities they represent. As the prospect of an election looms, New Canadian Media delves into their work as they move from back rooms to the campaign trail.

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The Politics of Diversity: Why Representation Matters

“It is virtually impossible for any political party to have a minority government, let alone a majority government if it cannot win in the immigrant and visible minority rich ridings of Canada.” NCM reporter Naser Miftari speaks to three politicians on the politics of diversity in Canada.

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Canada Bets on Immigration to Meet “Unique Juncture” in History

Canada remains deeply committed to refugee resettlement efforts and banks its post-pandemic recovery on increased immigration, as set out in the 2021-2023 immigration plan, Immigration Minister Marco Mendicino said during his presentation at the Metropolis Canada Conference.

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Ethnic Media Chip Away at Stigma of Mental Illness Amid Pandemic

In the fifth and final edition of our “Bridging the Mainstream-Ethnic Digital Divide in Covid-19 Literacy” project, we focused on the mental health impact COVID-19 has had on recent immigrants, as covered by ethnic media in comparison to mainstream media.

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What an Inclusive Recovery from the COVID-19 “Economic Firestorm” Could Look Like

This fourth edition of our special project, “Bridging the Mainstream-Ethnic Digital Divide in COVID-19 Literacy,” focuses on the economic impacts of the pandemic on immigrants and visible minorities, as covered in ethnic media in comparison to mainstream media.

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About “Cheap Immigrant Labour” and Student “Cash Cows”

This third edition of our special project “Bridging the Mainstream-Ethnic Digital Divide in COVID-19 Literacy” focuses on the unique challenges faced by temporary residents, migrant workers, asylum seekers and international students.

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Unsung Heroes or Super Spreaders: Racial and Ethnic Minorities in COVID-19 Coverage

This article is part of the Bridging the Mainstream-Ethnic Digital Divide in COVID-19 Literacy project. We have analyzed ethnic media coverage of COVID-19 between May 1 and November 30, using web, print and broadcast news summaries provided by MIREMS media monitoring. Here are our findings on the representation of minorities in COVID-19 coverage.

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