Canadians with anxieties about immigrants and refugees -- categories that were often historically identical -- should think about Samuel de Champlain, who founded our country in the early 1600s.
A deep look and further analysis of Bill C-24 shows that it makes it harder to acquire Canadian citizenship and easier to lose it, while increasing discrimination.
In its current version the European extreme right represents the Europe of peoples, not the Europe of democracies. The threat it poses is serious because European democracy is weak and getting weaker.
Secret evidence has been used in a range of immigration procedures in Canada and demonstrates the federal government's increasing tendency to criminalize and securitize non-citizens.
Ontario just gave Toronto Police $5 million and the provincial police $7.5 million to "combat gun violence," the money directly going into a program called TAVIS.
The most chilling phrase in the Norwegian horror was the killer's statement, through his lawyer, that it was "atrocious," or in another translation "gruesome," or even just that he was sorry.
The Sweden Democrats are a populist, anti-immigration party which traces its roots to neo-Nazi groupings from the 1980s. Daniel Poohl is author of a book about the Sweden Democrats.
On Tuesday, the Department of Justice filed suit against the state of Arizona in an effort to overturn a stringent anti-immigration law passed in April.
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From the H1N1 "Swine" flu's declining fervor to 2009's May Day marches for worker rights and immigrant solidarity, these are tumultuous times.