Ottawa should appeal Federal Court’s invalidation of Safe Third Country Agreement: Michael Barutciski for Inside Policy

If Canada decides to declare the US unsafe, we need solid reasons that withstand rigorous scrutiny, writes Michael Barutciski. This judgment does not provide those reasons.  By Michael Barutciski, July 30, 2020 The Federal Court’s recent ruling that the Safe Third Country Agreement (STCA) between Canada and the United States is unconstitutional will make Canada’s… Continue reading Ottawa should appeal Federal Court’s invalidation of Safe Third Country Agreement: Michael Barutciski for Inside Policy

Canada can use Trump to attract top talent here: Vijay Sappani in the Star

Canada is in the enviable position of being able to easily attract and retain the best and the brightest talent — in fact, they are lining up at our door, writes Vijay Sappani.  By Vijay Sappani, July 7, 2020 The recent extension of visa restrictions by President Trump presents Canada with a unique opportunity. Talented individuals from… Continue reading Canada can use Trump to attract top talent here: Vijay Sappani in the Star

Canada has an unused card up its sleeve against China – our immigration system: Robert Falconer and Ai-Men Lau in the Globe and Mail

As it confronts China’s heavy-handed attempt to quash the autonomy it had promised Hong Kong, Ottawa is not without levers of influence. One policy tool that Canada should immediately deploy is our immigration, refugee and asylum system, write Robert Falconer and Ai-Men Lau. By Robert Falconer and Ai-Men Lau, June 18, 2020 Canada is limited… Continue reading Canada has an unused card up its sleeve against China – our immigration system: Robert Falconer and Ai-Men Lau in the Globe and Mail

Canada’s Brain Waste Problem – How Canada Has Overlooked Immigrant Doctors: Straight Talk with Robert Falconer

OTTAWA, ON (April 30, 2020): Canada is fighting to contain the COVID-19 pandemic. Yet we might be underutilizing an invaluable resource that could help us in this struggle: immigrant doctors. Around the world, countries are issuing reforms that allow for internationally-trained medical professionals to join the frontlines in containing COVID-19. Despite sitting on a reserve… Continue reading Canada’s Brain Waste Problem – How Canada Has Overlooked Immigrant Doctors: Straight Talk with Robert Falconer

Ep. 47 – Canada’s Brain Waste Problem: How Canada has Overlooked Immigrant Doctors with Ai-Men Lau and Robert Falconer

In this latest of episode of Pod Bless Canada, MLI Communciations Officer Ai-Men Lau was joined by Robert Falconer, a research associate at the School of Public Policy, University of Calgary. Falconer is a leading expert on refugee, immigration, and border policy with a specific focus on the inclusion of immigrants in the economy, healthcare… Continue reading Ep. 47 – Canada’s Brain Waste Problem: How Canada has Overlooked Immigrant Doctors with Ai-Men Lau and Robert Falconer

Making sense of surging irregular border crossings: New MLI study

OTTAWA, ON (December 12, 2019): An increase in irregular migration has placed strain and scrutiny on Canada’s immigration and refugee system. The controversy boils down to a question: under domestic and international law, who should qualify for asylum and refugee protection?  On the one hand, Canada needs to ensure the integrity of our border and… Continue reading Making sense of surging irregular border crossings: New MLI study

Despite Trump, courts will consider the US “safe” for refugees: Michael Barutciski for Inside Policy

A legal challenge against Canada’s Safe Third Country Agreement with the US is unlikely to succeed. By Michael Barutciski, December 6, 2019 The designation of the US as a safe country for refugee claimants was challenged by several advocacy organizations in the Federal Court of Canada at the beginning of November. They want to invalidate… Continue reading Despite Trump, courts will consider the US “safe” for refugees: Michael Barutciski for Inside Policy

Waking up to a bad dream: How the US Dreamers case could impact Canada – Warren Everson for Inside Policy

Three quarters of a million people are waiting to see if they’ll be ordered out of the United States, writes Warren Everson.  If they are, many won’t go to their birth countries….they might come here instead. By Warren Everson, November 25, 2019 On November 12 the US Supreme Court heard arguments about the Trump administration’s… Continue reading Waking up to a bad dream: How the US Dreamers case could impact Canada – Warren Everson for Inside Policy

Making sure Canada remains a land of opportunity for refugees: Emilio Rodriguez for Inside Policy

Recent data show that average earnings of refugees from select countries caught up to economic and family class migrants over time. The challenge is to determine how to make that the case for the rest, writes Emilio Rodriguez. By Emilio Rodriguez, June 20, 2019 Today is World Refugee Day, a celebration of the courage and… Continue reading Making sure Canada remains a land of opportunity for refugees: Emilio Rodriguez for Inside Policy

Maintaining Canadians’ Confidence In Our Immigration System: Christian Leuprecht before the Standing Committee on Citizenship and Immigration

With mounting challenges facing Canada’s immigration and refugee system, Christian Leuprecht argues that it is imperative to maintain Canadians’ confidence in our system. This video is based on a submission by Leuprecht and Geoffrey Hale to the House of Commons Standing Committee on Citizenship and Immigration on Bill C-97 which took place on May 7, 2019.… Continue reading Maintaining Canadians’ Confidence In Our Immigration System: Christian Leuprecht before the Standing Committee on Citizenship and Immigration