Lone Tamil MP Seeks Re-entry into “White Man’s Club”

“Did I tell you the time I was called ‘a little girl’?” asks MP Rathika Sitsabaiesan incredulously. Sitting in her election campaign headquarters in Scarborough’s Malvern neighbourhood, the first-term MP is recounting her experiences in…

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An Archive of Our Own: Preserving Canada’s Multicultural Past

Montreal-born artist Jacqueline Hoang Nguyen began her most recent project after discovering a void in Canada’s national archives: representations of multiculturalism. “I was doing research (for the film 1967: A People Kind of Place) of…

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Research Watch 6: Complex Realities for Multiculturalism and Identity

With the federal election approaching, it seems a fitting time to gauge the pulse of the Canadian public to find out where it stands on issues of immigration and multiculturalism. It’s also an opportune time…

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Race Affects How Media Cover Canadian Political Candidates

With October’s federal elections inching closer, there will be a steady stream of coverage in mainstream newspapers across the country of the candidates vying for a seat in Parliament. As journalists and newspaper editors put…

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Ethnic Media to Politicians: Engage With Diverse Communities Meaningfully

If the New Democratic Party (NDP) seeks to truly engage ethnic and racialized communities in this October’s federal election, it needs to borrow a page from former leader Jack Layton’s legacy. “Jack Layton, before there…

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Ending Police Carding Is Just Step One

“I’m afraid for my son to grow up.” The words come via a 23-year-old woman, who sits with her six-month-old son in her arms. These words – words that no mother should have to say…

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Research Watch: What Do Prospective Immigrants Think of Canada?

Even more than career prospects, the perceived high quality of life is at the top of the list of what motivates skilled professionals in countries like India, China and the Philippines to consider applying for…

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