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Different Gods

Q&A with Raymond Breton: The role of religion in the integration of minorities in Canada

August 7, 2013

Raymond Breton, one of the most distinguished Canadian scholars in the field of ethnic group relations, published a new book entitled Different Gods: Integrating Non-Christian Minorities into a Primarily Christian Society (McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2012). He agreed to sit down...

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April 16, 2013

(Version en anglais “Migrant Minorities in France, Quebec and Canada: Social, Economic and Political Integration”) Dans de nombreux pays, les défis liés à l’intégration des immigrants sont largement débattus et très médiatisés dans la presse nationale, pourtant dans le cas...

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Belleville market: a multicultural immigrant reception area in Paris

Migrant Minorities in France, Quebec and Canada: Social, Economic and Political Integration

April 1, 2013

(Click here for version in French “Les minorités migrantes en France, au Québec et au Canada :intégration sociale, économique et politque” In many countries, the challenges of immigrant integration have received ample coverage in the nation’s newspapers, but difficulties in...

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Immigrants’ Precarious Legal Status: Economic Consequences

March 5, 2013

A study by Luin Goldring (York University) and Patricia Landolt (University of Toronto) entitled “The Impact of Precarious Legal Status on Immigrants’ Economic Outcomes” was published by the IRPP (Institute for Research on Public Policy) on October 23, 2012. According...

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Q&A with Randall Hansen: Major debates and challenges in immigration – Canada and Europe*

February 22, 2013

Let’s first focus on Canada. What do you think are some of the major debates or challenges facing Canadian immigration today? The major debate in Canada is whether our immigration system, which seemed to serve us so well for so...

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Jennifer Lee (UC Irvine)

Asian Americans and “Stereotype promise”: Immigration and the Changing Meaning of Race

January 28, 2013

Abstract: Less than a century ago, Asian Americans were considered “unassimilable” and “undesirable immigrants” who were denied citizenship, denied the right to intermarry, and confined to ethnic enclaves. Today, Asian Americans have the highest rates of intermarriage, are the most...

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6th Annual Ethnic and Pluralism Studies Graduate Research Conference

January 21, 2013

The Harney Program in Ethnic, Immigration and Pluralism Studies held its 6th Annual Ethnic and Pluralism Studies Graduate Research Conference on January 31 and February 1, 2013 at the Munk School of Global Affairs (1 Devonshire Place, Room 108N). This conference...

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Eric Fong

Q&A with Eric Fong: The genesis of ethnic businesses

December 12, 2012

We understand that most of your research deals with the settlement of immigrants in ethnic neighbourhoods and enclaves. Can you tell us about how you’re exploring this issue? My work focuses on patterns of immigrant settlement, neighbourhoods, and enclaves. Previous...

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Macklin Feature

Q&A with Audrey Macklin: Emergent trends in Canadian immigration policy

December 12, 2012

Through a historical perspective, what do you think are the most important features of Canada’s immigration policy? Historically, the Canadian immigration system has been admired around the world. The nucleus of the system has been a reliance on permanent immigration...

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Muslim Woman (Image by Shailendra Pandey/ Tehelka)

Who Succeeds in Integrating Muslim Immigrants: France, Quebec, or Canada? A New Study By Jeffrey Reitz

December 12, 2012

(Version en français ici) Particularly since 9/11 and the subsequent “war on terror,” Muslim immigrants’ religious affiliation and social integration in Western countries have been hot button issues, and acts of violence in several countries, including the United Kingdom, the...

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