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In Canada: Let’s break silence and talk immigration

The release this week of Census 2011 provides Canadians with a broad picture of the country’s population at 33.5 million, and its urban makeup. Between 2006 and 2011, the rate of Canada’s population growth at 5.9% was the highest among G8 countries. The engine for this growth, according to Statistics Canada, remains immigrants, together with […]


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Time to undo multiculturalism mistake

Forty years ago, in October 1971, Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau introduced multiculturalism as an official policy for Canada. Seventeen years later, Prime Minister Brian Mulroney and the Progressive Conservatives turned Trudeau’s policy into the Multiculturalism Act of 1988. In other words, it was not merely Trudeau but Canada’s political elite, supported by the intellectual and […]


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