Ratna Omidvar is an independent senator for Ontario and member of the Order of Canada. She is also a distinguished visiting professor at Ryerson University.

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It is time for immigration 3.0

There is a singular narrative thread running through the international media coverage of Canada in the last two years. In one way or another, it is the tale of Canadian exceptionalism. In October 2015, Canadians elected …

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It is time for immigration 3.0

There is a singular narrative thread running through the international media coverage of Canada in the last two years. In one way or another, it is the tale of Canadian exceptionalism. In October 2015, Canadians elected …

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Learning from immigration in Europe

At a time of aging populations, skills shortages and high global demand for labour mobility, some Western European countries are reducing their immigration levels. There are a number of reasons for this, none of which …

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Make corrupt foreign officials pay

The world is facing a forced-displacement crisis. There are nearly 69 million people around the world, over half of them children, who have fled their homes because of armed conflict, violence, persecution or human rights …

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The renewed Canadian Senate

When the Senate expenses scandal hit in 2012, it left the parties scrambling to reform the deeply unpopular institution. Then-Prime Minister Stephen Harper had taken small steps over the past several years, but was hitting …

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