Introduction for final panel at the Canadian Museum of History


The Society is pleased to participate n a 3-day conference examining the development of Canadian refugee policies and programs since 1957 (the arrival of 38,000 Hungarian refugees), mainly those affecting the Ugandan Asian and Vietnamese refugee movements in the 1970s and the most recent arrival of Syrian refugees but also various other groups. Academics, policy makers, refugee sponsors, NGOs, students, refugee workers and refugees of various backgrounds will discuss central issues of our time: the global search of refugees for a safe home and the role of immigration in the Canadian nation-building process in the 20th and 21st centuries while reflecting on the recent rise of anti-immigration discourses. There will also be a rich and diverse cultural program

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