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POGG Canada » Immigration
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Jan 14

Understanding Immigration and Canada’s Challenges

Speaker 1: Madeline Weld, Ph.D, has been with the Population Institute Canada (PIC) since its inception in 1992 and President of PIC since 1995. A biologist at Health Canada, she is a member and former director of the Humanist Association of Canada and a former director of Planned Parenthood Ottawa.  She is a frequent speaker at international conferences. Madeline has been an active member of POGG for six years.

Speaker 2: James (Joe) Bissett, is a Director and Member of the Advisory Board for the Centre for Immigration Policy Reform. He is the former Canadian Ambassador to Yugoslavia, Bulgaria and Albania. He also had diplomatic postings in the Balkans, London and in the Caribbean where he served as Canadian High Commissioner to Trinidad and Tobago. At the Foreign Ministry in Ottawa, he was an Assistant Under Secretary for Social Affairs.  He was Director General of the Canadian Immigration Service. Upon leaving the Foreign Service he served as the Chief of Mission for the International Organization for Migration in Moscow.  Joe has been a long-time supporter of POGG.

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Nov 13

Centre for Immigration Policy Reform

The Centre for Immigration Policy Reform/Centre pourune Réforme des Politiques d’Immigration(CIPR/CRPI) is a not-for-profit national organization of citizens who believe that major changes must be made to our immigration policies if they are to serve the best interests of Canadians.

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Oct 10

Winning at Immigration

The Canadian immigration system is among the most fair and generous in the world. No system is perfect and set out herein are some specifics that both parties, immigrants and Canadians, find unsatisfactory. We find that the system is too easily abused by individuals, groups and others. It is also the object of criticism by many, including the United Nations Human Rights Council.

This paper is directed to creating a win-win situation for immigrants and Canadians by providing comments and recommendations intended to reduce abuses.

Click here to read the full report (PDF Format)