Visible Minority Candidates say Nomination Barriers Not Insurmountable

“Party Favour” is the first report in a new research series from the Samara Centre for Democracy in Toronto

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Virani Aims to Get Refugee, Immigration File Right

Arif Virani’s résumé is long and impressive. And nobody would say the newly appointed Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship is just not ready for the job. Considered a star in…

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MP Monsef Proves Afghan Women’s Strength, Ability

Her story reads like a movie script. Twenty years ago, Maryam Monsef fled the brutal rule of the Taliban regime in Afghanistan and now, two decades later, she has become the first Muslim to be…

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NewsBriefs: Immigrant-Centric Show Launches in GTA

“New Canadians”, a television show about newcomers in Canada, has now launched in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA). Produced by New Horizons Media in association with the New Canadian Media Professionals Network (NCMP), the show…

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A Talk With Canada’s Longest-Serving Visible Minority MP

Deepak Obhrai, Conservative Member of Parliament (MP) for Calgary East and Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Foreign Affairs and for International Human Rights, has reason to be optimistic about the future – or at…

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Talking Quebec-Canada Politics with MP Maria Mourani

The name Maria Mourani made national headlines in 2013 when her outspoken criticism of the Parti Quebecois’ proposed Charter of Values led her to switch parties. Recently, the Lebanese-Canadian’s name made headlines again, as she…

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