A Strategy for Change
Patricia Daenzer

For as long as I can remember the subject of Canadian immigration has been socially unsettling for some, a political liability for others and the impetus for frequent outpourings of hate and fear. The arrival of Tamils from Sri Lanka seeking refuge in Vancouver reminded us about this. The federal government which again has primary responsibility for immigration has more work to do with our publics so that ordinary Canadians can grow into a reasonable understanding about the nature of our Canadian destiny inextricably linked to the immigration imperative. What is required is a public unveiling followed by relentless public messaging of what appears to be a closeted three-part fact. I make some suggestions below through deconstruction of an initiative tabled in Hamilton, Ontario in 2010 …  read more here