The new independent commissioner on systemic racism in New Brunswick, Manju Varma, is taking a very different approach to her mandate. For example, she wants to ensure that foreign credentials are privileged -- not discounted -- for immigrants arriving in her province.
Canadians have seen a flurry of changes to federal immigration policy since a majority government was elected in the spring of 2011. They have affected every aspect of immigration, from the economic class and temporary…View More Immigration Policy: The sound of one hand clapping
My summer travels across southern Ontario and northeastern United States pointed out to me two trends that have shaped immigration to North America. First, that giving immigration officers absolute discretion to accept or reject immigrants…View More Living History
“Ghetto” is such an evocative word. It brings to mind an urban setting with slum-like conditions, populated by people on the margins of society. First used to describe living conditions for Jews in 13th century…View More No ghetto in the making
Canada is a multicultural country, but has a policy of bilingualism. So, what happens to the scores of languages that make up Canada’s multicultural fabric? Can we divorce the languages spoken by immigrants from the…View More Sorry, I don’t speak French
Six years into office and on the first anniversary of forming a majority government in Ottawa, the Conservatives see a very different Canada from the one bequeathed to them by the Liberals. Of course, there…View More The changing face of Canada’s immigration
Coming to Canada has never been free from challenges, as told in stories from new book The Land Newly Found. Governor General Michaëlle Jean travelled to Kandahar on International Women’s Day, March 8, to speak out…View More Through the eyes of Immigrants