Should We Be Proud of Canada’s Immigration Policy?

Debates and Dialogue Poster ImageIn the wake of the atrocities in Syria, Canadians from coast to coast opened their homes and their hearts to thousands of people hoping to make a new life for themselves in this country, earning the Canada praise and accolades across the international community. But Canada has long had a fraught relationship with those who seek refuge inside its borders, from the Head Tax and Chinese Immigration Act of 1923 to the 1939 decision to turn away German Jews seeking asylum from the war.

On March 5, join the Hart House Debates & Dialogue Committee as it hosts an incredible and diverse roster of panelists to discuss the past, present, and future of Canada’s approach to migrants and refugees.

When: Mon., March 5, 2018, 7–8:30 pm
Where: Debates Room, Hart House
Cost: Free / Register online

  • The Honourable Ratna Omidvar, CM | Senate of Canada | Former Executive Director, Maytree Foundation
  • Leen Al-Zaibak | Director, Jusoor | Board Member, Lifeline Syria
  • Lorne Waldman, CM | Former President, Canadian Association of Refugee Lawyers
  • Omran Faour | Artist “Imranovi” and Syrian Refugee
  • Julie Gilmour | Professor of International Relations, Munk School of Global Affairs
  • Mayo Moran (Moderator) | Provost, Trinity College | Former Dean, University of Toronto Law Faculty

This event will not be recorded or publicly live-streamed.

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