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Make Ontario Great Again? Not quite

July 4th, 2018

Doug Ford’s election at the start of June as the Premier of Ontario, Canada’s most populous province, has elicited numerous comparisons to Donald Trump — except when it comes to immigration.
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Asylum seeker crisis? What crisis?

May 25th, 2018

The way some politicians on the right of Canada’s political spectrum are talking these days, you’d think our immigration system is falling apart.

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Canada’s DACA moment?

April 18th, 2018

Imagine yourself in this situation:

You’re a 35-year-old permanent resident of Canada who is married with two children. You have a good job and have lived a peaceful, law-abiding life since you moved to Canada with your parents when you were five.

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There’s no room for this word in Quebec’s schools

March 14th, 2018

There are moments living here in Quebec when you have to wonder if it’s really 2018 and not 1918.

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NAFTA: The fight to keep skilled labour flowing

February 7th, 2018

Since it came into effect in 1994, the North American Free Trade Agreement has helped countless employers in Canada, the United States and Mexico gain access to professional labour from all three countries.

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2018: A year of challenges — and opportunities

January 18th, 2018

These are days when you have to admit it feels good to be Canadian.  Read More »

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Building a new Quebec

December 5th, 2017

In a speech this past summer, Quebec Premier Philippe Couillard appealed to English speakers who had left the province to return, saying Quebec needed them.

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It pays to plan ahead

November 1st, 2017

Today, Canada set an ambitious standard in its multi-year Immigration Levels Plan, but was it ambitious enough? Read More »

Dare we?

October 4th, 2017

In a new book, titled ‘Maximum Canada’, author Doug Saunders accounts for how a ‘population deficit’ threatens Canada’s social programs, cities, and environment. Saunders argues that a goal of 100 million Canadians may be worth striving for, but we must start planning now to get it right. This goal is shared by the Century Initiative, a group of prominent Canadians focused on responsibly and thoughtfully growing the population of Canada to 100 million by 2100. Read More »

More Personnel Needed to Process Asylum Claims

September 6th, 2017

Earlier this year, in a previous entry to this blog titled No Easy Answers, I suggested that Canada may not be as prepared as it could be to deal with the potential entrance of thousands of migrants arriving at the Canadian border. Read More »