No Easy Options for Europe’s Refugee Crisis

As many as 1,200 boat people drowned attempting to cross the Mediterranean Sea headed for Europe during a 10-day period last April. The drownings drew media attention to a growing and cyclical phenomenon: the arrival…

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“Global Migration Policy Not Evidence-based”

Renowned migration scholar, Graeme Hugo, Australian Research Council (ARC) Professorial Fellow and professor of geography and director of the Australian Population and Migration Research Centre at the University of Adelaide, was in Ottawa recently as…

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Citizenship: Finding the Right Balance

Now that we know what the government has in mind for the Citizenship Act, let’s talk about the longer-term implications of the proposed changes. Traditionally, Canadian citizenship policy has balanced “facilitation”—making citizenship easier to acquire —…

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