Haitian Canadians in Quebec: A Rich Political History

When Elizabeth Philibert arrived in Montreal as an émigré in 1979, she immediately felt the city would be her closest connection to Haiti. The city’s circle of activists quickly embraced Philibert, who had risked her…

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Quebec’s Federal Candidates Urged to Tackle Immigration

While candidates in Quebec are doing their best to reach out to new Canadian voters in the current federal elections, some advocates are hoping that the current Syrian refugee crisis will widen the conversation on…

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Diaspora groups as essential bridge builders

Diaspora populations are increasingly being seen as “bridge builders” between host countries and the nations they come from, particularly amid crisis situations as with the recent earthquake in Haiti. With more and more countries –…

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