thePANEL presents its seventh debate on a major foreign policy issue: Securing the Future of Immigration in Canada.
We invite you for canapés followed by a cutting edge discussion on Canadian immigration.
Moderator: Robert Fife, Ottawa Bureau Chief, The Globe and Mail
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.
Date: October 17, 2016
Location: Fairmont Château Laurier (Adam Room), 1 Rideau Street, Ottawa, ON
Tickets on EventBrite: $25 general admission and $20 for students - canapés included!
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