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We Can Do Much More

September 9th, 2015

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In 1979, as thousands of Vietnamese were attempting to flee a region in disarray and a totalitarian regime, deputy Canadian immigration minister John Manion brought the manuscript of None is Too Many: Canada and the Jews of Europe 1933-1948, to Ron Atkey, the immigration minister. This document catalogued how Canada had largely rejected Jewish refugees from Europe over the course of, and even after, the period of Nazi rule in central Europe. ‘This should not be you,’ Mr. Manion reportedly told Mr. Atkey. Read More »

Kudos to Quebec

September 2nd, 2015

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At exactly this time last year, I wrote an open letter on this blog titled ‘Children Belong in School’.  In this letter, addressed to the Quebec Cabinet Ministers of Immigration and Education, Kathleen Weil and Yves Bolduc, I lamented Quebec’s wayward policy whereby only legal residents and certain categories of immigrants could receive free public education. Read More »