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Securing the Future of Immigration in

Canada

Presented by thePanel in partnership with Intuit

OCT 17

 2016

OTTAWA

As Canada continues to celebrate the arrival of Syrian refugees and talks about boosting immigration to record levels, many countries seem to be pulling away the welcome mat. 

On October 17, thePanel will discuss the choices that lie ahead and how Canada can continue to stand out from the crowd as an open, diverse, and cohesive society. 

Nearly a quarter of our population is foreign-born and openness to newcomers is a longstanding tradition. But, amid the erupting global immigration discourse surrounding contentious issues such as Brexit, the US Elections, and the Burkini bans, where do Canadian values lie? Are we really more tolerant and welcoming than citizens in other Western countries? 

Diversity can be strength, but it can also foster fear and resentment. Finding the right balance is a challenge that Canada’s leaders must face in the coming years.

Moderator

Robert Fife

Ottawa Bureau Chief, The Globe and Mail

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Speakers

FEATURED INDUSTRY EXPERTS

Johannes van der Klaauw

UNHCR Representative in Canada

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Doug Saunders

International Affairs Writer, The Globe and Mail

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Arif Virani

Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship

 Toronto Sun

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The Honourable Senator Salma Ataullahjan

 Deputy Chair of the Human Rights Committee, Senate of Canada

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Venue

 ​Fairmont Château Laurier (Adam Room),  1 Rideau Street, Ottawa, ON

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