Visible Minorities Keen to Engage Online Despite Untruths

Despite disinformation spread online about “people like them”, visible minorities in Canada are more likely to believe that social media and online platforms provide a meaningful space to engage on important issues. They’re also about…

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Canada’s House Speaker Geoff Regan Says Government Working on Immigration Plan

On December 3, 2015 Geoff Regan was elected as the 36th Speaker of the House of Commons —reportedly the first from Atlantic Canada in almost 100 years. The veteran politician, who was first elected to…

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Taiwanese Canadians Pleased with Elections Back Home

Approximately 500 Taiwanese Canadians from Ottawa, Toronto, Montreal and Vancouver travelled to Taiwan to vote in the country’s recent presidential election.  They say they are proud of the democracy in their home country and value…

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Film Festival Captures Rich Diversity of Asia

When Canadian filmmaker Elisa Paloschi decided to embark on a new film project in India, documenting the life of Karnataka’s first female taxi driver, she had no idea it would be a decade in the…

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The So-called ‘Ethnic Vote’ is Very Much in Play in 2015

Waves of immigration throughout Canada’s history have made ethnic sub-populations key targets for Canadian election campaigns. Historically this has benefited the federal Liberals; the party supported mass immigration while governing Canada for two thirds of…

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Election Watch: New Canadian Vote Critical in Three-way Federal Race

Conservative party members like Minister Jason Kenney (left) have made in-roads with new Canadians in recent years by promoting the value of multiculturalism and attending cultural events like the Khalsa Day Parade. But, experts ask,…

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Second-Generation Canadians: ‘Where Do We Fit In?’

“We follow everything Canadians do; we follow their schedule, follow their holidays, take out OSAP, go to Canadian schools, pay taxes. I don’t know what’s not Canadian about us, our skin?” asks Sami Khalifa. What…

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