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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Canada’s Translator Service Industry Needs Stronger Regulation

Susan* felt lucky to land her first job as an interpreter a few months after settling in Ottawa. But the rollercoaster ride that followed – leaving her without payment after more than six months – left a…

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How to Get Mainstream Media to Cover Immigrant Issues

Getting the mainstream media to cover more immigrant issues is something many settlement and advocacy agencies grapple with. The first of a series of workshops presented by New Canadian Media, a two-hour interactive session entitled…

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Courting the #CdnImm Vote

It is no secret. Whenever an election is nearing, the number of appearances by incumbents, prospective candidates, ministers and party leaders at roundtables, speeches, photo-ops or other events organized by ethnic and immigrant community groups…

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What Alberta’s Political Climate Means for this Fall’s Election

In concluding this series, I’d like to offer some context to what happened on May 5 in the Alberta provincial election and some insights on what, if anything, it might mean for federal party prospects…

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Canada Falling Behind in Successfully Integrating Immigrants

Canada is taking a step back on immigration policy, according to the Migrant Integration Policy Index (MIPEX), released yesterday. Canada scored 68 out of a possible 100 points for 2014, which is a four-point decline from…

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