CANCELLED / ANNULE : Welcome to Canada? Welcome to Québec? A symposium on contemporary immigration politics

Event

Faculty Club 3450 rue McTavish, Montreal, QC, H3A 0E5, CA

EVENT CANCELLED AND WILL BE RESCHEDULED, DATE TBA

 

ÉVÉNEMENT ANNULÉ ET REPROGRAMMÉ ULTÉRIEREMENT, NOUVELLE DATE À VENIR

 

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Immigration is high on the agenda of Canadian politics. Canada relies extensively on immigration to address key demographic and economic challenges in an era of accelerated population aging. At the same time, issues surrounding immigration are becoming more salient while political parties take more explicit stances on the matter. The objective of this symposium is to take stock of current and emerging issues in both federal and provincial immigration policy and politics.

The symposium will be given in English, and questions in both French and English are welcome.

Program

13:00 Welcoming Remarks - Daniel Béland (McGill)

13:10 Keynote Lecture - Mireille Paquet (Concordia) - federalism and immigration policy in Canada

14:00 First Panel: Welcome to Canada? - the changing landscape of federal immigration policy and of the associated political dynamics

Jill Hanley (McGill)
Graham Hudson (Ryerson)
Peter Loewen (Toronto)

Moderator: Charles Breton (IRPP)

15:15 Coffee Break

15:35 Second Panel: Welcome to Québec? - with a particular focus on the situation in Quebec, where the Legault government is contemplating policy changes that raise key intergovernmental issues

Antoine Bilodeau (Concordia)
Karine Côté-Boucher (Université de Montréal)
Catherine Xhardez (Concordia)

Moderator: Daniel Béland

16:50 Concluding Remarks - Daniel Béland and Mireille Paquet

17:00 Cocktail

 

Co-organized by MISC and by the Équipe de recherche sur l’immigration dans le Québec actuel (www.eriqa.org).

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