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October 7, 2021

50 years of multiculturalism

Michael Adams, president of the Environics Institute, says most Canadians view multiculturalism as an important symbol of what we aspire to as a society

Private sponsorship is much more than a feel-good project

As we mark World Refugee Day, it is important to recognize that many Canadians have stepped up to sponsor refugees, and many more are keen to do so.

A distinctive culture? The sources of public support for immigration in Canada, 1980-2019

Canadians’ tolerance towards immigration responds to immigration flows, and is heavily influenced by macroeconomic conditions
December 1, 2020

Canadian governments must not squander their most precious resource in the fight against COVID-19

Any relapse by governments into confused messaging and contradictory actions risks eroding the public buy-in, depriving Canada of what up until now has been one of its greatest advantages.
October 17, 2019

Let’s Not get too Smug about Public Attitudes on Immigration

Canadians have not always been highly supportive of immigration. Historians have documented the many dark episodes in the first half of the 20th century, but we also need to pay attention to our more recent history.