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category: Social Science
published: Sep 2002
ISBN:9781552635322
publisher: Key Porter Books

Immigration

The Economic Case

by Diane Francis

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list price: $21.95
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published: Sep 2002
ISBN:9781552635322
publisher: Key Porter Books
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In this enlightening book, Diane Francis looks at immigration in Canada from an economic perspective. Tracing the country's experience with immigration from the nineteenth century through the installation of the point system in the 1960s to the adoption of Bill C-11, 'The New Immigration Act of 2002,' she shows how originally sensible policies have developed unintended consequences that threaten the economic and social well-being of our country. In particular, lax procedures and a lack of clear thinking and economic vision on the part of both conservative and liberal governments have turned immigration policy away from the laudable goal of helping to increase the living standards of Canadians and newcomers alike. Herself an immigrant, the author is sensitive to the vital role that immigrants play in weaving the fabric of the nation. But the statistics she has collected tell a story of declining welfare among the new arrivals and of their insecure place in the new economy. She quotes numerous immigration officials past and present who are as concerned as she is with the current ragged state of the system. After laying out in vivid detail the troubling problems that this system currently generates, she offers eighteen sensible suggestions as to how it should be reformed.This timely book should help fuel a constructive debate on the direction that immigration policy should take in Canada in the twenty-first century. diane francis is the editor of The Financial Post, a columnist for Maclean's magazine, and a business commentator for CFRB and CKNW radio. She is also the author of a number of best-selling books including for Key Porter, A Matter of Survival, Underground Nation, Fighting for Canada and Bre-X

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Diane Francis is the author of nine books, including the #1 bestsellers, Who Owns Canada Now and Bre-X: The Inside Story. An award-winning journalist, broadcaster and entrepreneur, she has been a columnist for Maclean’s magazine, The New York Sun and the Financial Post, and is currently Editor at Large at the National Post and a blogger for The Huffington Post.  Francis was a Visiting Fellow at Harvard University’s Joan Shorenstein Center on the Press, Politics and Public Policy and a Media Fellow and participant at the World Economic Forum for 20 years. She is currently Distinguished Professor at Ryerson University’s Ted Rogers School of Management. A native of Chicago, she divides her time between Toronto and New York City.

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