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A temporary foreign worker from Mexico works on a berry farm in Mirabel, Que., in May 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes

New regulations on migrant farm workers should tackle employer/employee power imbalances

Amendments to the Immigration and Refugee Protection Regulations fail to address the power imbalances at the heart of the temporary foreign worker program.
A Venezuelan migrant child cries after the police told his family to break up a camp they had set up on the seashore in El Morro, a neighbourhood of Iquique, Chile, in December 2021. (AP Photo/Matias Delacroix)

Migrants don’t cause crime rates to increase — but false perceptions endure anyway

Increasing fears about crime in Chile can be attributed to the recent influx of immigrants, but research shows those concerns aren’t based in reality.
Research has found people with ethnic-sounding names have felt they need to use more “English-friendly” names to be considered for job interviews. shutterstock

What is a name microaggression and could you be doing it without knowing?

Name microaggression refers to negative assumptions about people with ethnic-sounding birth names. This can lead to bigger acts of discrimination, which causes harm to people with these names.
Every year, hundreds are held arbitrarily in provincial jails. The Canadian government must take action to end the jailing of migrants. (Shutterstock)

The detention of migrants in Canadian jails is a public health emergency

Migrants and refugee claimants in immigration detention continue to face serious trauma and abuse. The federal government must take action to stop migrant detentions.
Millions have lost their homes in flooding caused by unusually heavy monsoon rains in Pakistan this year that many experts have blamed on climate change. (AP Photo/Fareed Khan)

The unfairness of the climate crisis — Podcast

Does the Global North have a moral responsibility to protect and compensate those in the Global South that disproportionately bear the brunt of climate change devastation?
Giorgia Meloni gestures during the handover ceremony with outgoing Prime Minister Mario Draghi at Chigi Palace in Rome in October 2022. Meloni, whose political party with neo-fascist roots secured the most votes in Italy’s national election in September, took office as the country’s first far-right leader since the end of the Second World War. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)

Why the ideology of the ‘New Right’ is so dangerous

The so-called New Right is aiming for an ideological renewal of right-wing politics by focusing on cultural identity and the politics of belonging. Here’s why that’s so ominous.
An asylum-seeker crosses the border from New York into Canada at Roxham Rd. in March 2020 in Hemmingford, Que. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz

Migrants deserve the right to make decisions about where they live

People don’t give up their right to be mobile or their right to make decisions about their lives simply because they are forced to flee untenable circumstances.
An image of Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis is overlaid with the words ‘don’t attack our democracy’ at a rally to denounce the governor’s immigration policies on Sept. 20, 2022, in Doral, Fla. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell)

The Republican party’s cruel migrant stunts have very deep roots

The recent anti-migrant actions of the Florida and Texas governors reflect specific hatreds that date back to the very beginnings of European settlement in North America.
Although well-intended, sometimes employers can unintentionally undermine the agency of refugee employees by victimizing them. (Shutterstock)

4 strategies for hiring refugees successfully

Managers can play a key role in helping refugee employees thrive in their new workplaces, instead of robbing them of their autonomy.
In this 2016 photo, Syrian refugees and migrants walk along a path near the Greek border used by thousands to walk to central Europe. (AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris, File)

Here’s why Canadian-style multiculturalism probably isn’t possible in Europe

Could Europe embrace a multicultural model like Canada’s? It’s unlikely unless a new form of multi-ethnicity, in the shape of countries or empires, makes a comeback.

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