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Canada struggling to ‘absorb’ immigrants: report

August 12, 2017

By Douglas Todd, Vancouver Sun | Assimilation? Integration? Absorption? There’s nothing like a dispute over words to get Canadians to pay attention – and in this case that might not be a bad thing. This month Manitoba responded to two complaints by barring a driver from continuing to use his two-year-old licence plate “ASIMIL8.” The word “assimilate” has been used to describe the process by which Indigenous people and immigrants...

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We’re speaking more languages, but is our landscape more diverse?

August 11, 2017

By Andrew Parkin, Globe and Mail | Each fresh wave of results from the 2016 Census brings a new appreciation for Canada’s deepening diversity, and last week’s release is no exception. As of 2016, 23 per cent of Canadians have a language other than English or French as their “mother tongue.” That figure rises to 29 per cent in Ontario and a remarkable 47 per cent – almost one in...

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Canada’s Language Map Looks Way Different Without English Or French

August 11, 2017

By Jesse Ferreras, Huffington Post Canada | Take English and French out of Canada, and you have a very different-looking country. Data visualizers at The 10 and 3 have done just that, producing an interactive map that shows which tongues are spoken most often at home besides the country’s official languages. (Click here to go to the interactive version) They came up with the map by separating the country into...

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These Are The Most Common Languages Spoken In Canada In 2017

August 11, 2017

By Rebecca Zamon, Huffington Post | Canadians are understandably proud of the diversity of our country — the people who have chosen this land, through the generations, to call their home, and continued to honour their traditions throughout their lives here. And nowhere is that more apparent than in the languages we speak. Take a ride on transit or a walk through a park in any of Canada’s major cities,...

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A Surge of Migrants Crossing Into Quebec Tests Canada’s Welcome

August 10, 2017

By Dan Levin, New York Times | The crowd of asylum seekers who gathered the other day outside this city’s Olympic Stadium, their temporary home, hailed from across the globe. They had fled violence, poverty, persecution and, some say, President Trump, often with only a suitcase to their name and a wisp of hope that Canada will allow them to stay. They are part of a new surge of mostly...

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A road map for immigration: How one school showed the way

August 9, 2017

By Marcus Gee, Globe and Mail | Robert Vipond was dropping off his daughter at Clinton Street Public School one morning in 2012 when the principal took him aside and asked, “Are you interested in history?” She was organizing the school’s 125th anniversary celebration and wondered if the noted University of Toronto political science professor wanted to help. She took him to a small room off the main office. It...

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