Let’s Worry About Skills, Not Outsourcing – April 15, 2013
If you landed back in Canada this week from outer space, or even southern Florida, you’d be forgiven for thinking you’d hit a wormhole in time and that it was actually 1990. A debate is raging about whether business should outsource jobs if it makes the business more profitable. Wait, you might think, we settled this long ago. And except when it becomes campaign trail rhetoric in America, we understand that outsourcing is not a bad thing.
Author and Activist Speaks Out Against Honour Killings – March 4, 2013
Aruna Papp spent the past three decades devoted to helping Southeast Asian women in Canada and serves as research associate with the Winnipeg-based Frontier Centre for Public Policy. She is also an outspoken advocate for women from cultures that devalue females and she is most appalled at the murders of females at the hands of their fathers and brothers.
The Right Moves on Immigration – January 3, 2013
On December 15, legislation aimed at curbing abuse of Canada’s asylum policies took effect. The government wants to introduce a faster and more equitable process for adjudicating asylum claims, but the opposition parties and refugee lobby strongly resist the changes.
Calling Out Honour-Based Violence – November 30, 2012
In communities where family honour is tied to cultural values, daughters are discouraged from choosing their own clothes, friends, careers, and life partners. Women are valued based on their purity and virginity at the time of marriage, and face horrific abuse for exerting independence. Honour-based violence is different from domestic abuse and is an issue in Canada.
Aruna Papp, MA, ADR, MEd. – November 1, 2012
The Frontier Centre interviewed Aruna Papp, MA, ADR, MEd., who has written extensively on the issue of domestic violence in the South Asian immigrant community. She is also the author of Culturally-driven violence against women: A growing problem in Canada’s immigrant communities, a study published by the Frontier Centre.
Removing Barriers To Professional Practice for New Canadians – October 18, 2012
Ben Eisen discusses the need for Canada to adopt policy reforms to remove unnecessary barriers to professional practice that prevent many immigrants from working in the jobs they are trained to do.
Heathrow Wins Airport Gold – August 31, 2012
Mary-Jane Bennett argues that Canada must privatize its airports to reduce passenger loss to the United States and bolster our major airports as hubs of commercial activity.
Admitted But Excluded – August 29, 2012
Professor Bryan Schwartz describes the harmful impact of occupational licensing requirements that prevent skilled immigrants from working in the professions for which they are trained.
Media Release - Removing Occupational Barriers to Entry for Immigrants to Canada – August 29, 2012
Professor Bryan Schwartz, along with several colleagues, describes barriers to professional practice that unfairly prevent highly skilled immigrant professionals from working in the jobs for which they are trained. This publication describes the problem, and identifies a number of strategies for policy reform.
Jason Kenney, Minister of Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism – June 8, 2012
Frontier interviews The Honourable Jason Kenney at a Lunch on the Frontier in Regina, May 18, 2012.
Ottawa Lauds Gov't Immigration Changes – May 22, 2012
Federal Immigration Minister Jason Kenney says the Saskatchewan government did the right thing in limiting the number of extended family members who can be sponsored through the provincial immigrant nominee program.
Little Pub on the Prairie – March 19, 2012
Niall O'Hanlon believes this may be the day he finally enjoys the luck of the Irish. His Saskatchewan pub, O'Hanlon's, is Canada's No. 3 vendor of Guinness stout. But the Limerick native feels well-positioned to emerge as Canada's busiest pourer this year, boosted by a big St. Patrick's Day. That's because he's expecting reinforcements from the auld sod. Canada's prairie province of Saskatchewan is seeing an influx of Irish immigrants who come for the jobs and stay for the rugby and rolling hills.
The Big Census News – February 16, 2012
The 2011 census has revealed that several provinces with varying demographic challenges have had success attracting and retaining immigrants through the provincial immigrant nominee programs introduced in the late 90s, and expanded dramatically in recent years.
Honour Killings in Canada: An Undeniable Reality! – January 20, 2012
Wherever there is a bubble of ignorance, I am there to burst it. Canada, a lovely country known for its open-hearted acceptance of immigrants from a vast array of foreign lands, is quickly becoming a cesspool in which cultures are clashing. These clashes are usually swept under the rug by the host country (Canada) and those who are integrating (at varying degrees) in to the host country.
No 'Honour' in Killing – January 16, 2012
In our often too politically correct world where everyone is afraid of being branded a racist and therefore doesn't speak of such matters, there is a growing problem within some of our immigrant communities -- honour-based violence, which in some cases, becomes fatal.
Make Immigration Break Even – December 23, 2011
The Canadian government recently announced a moratorium on immigration applications for parents and grandparents of Canadians under the family reunification program. But rather than eliminating the program, as many opponents have urged, the government should instead find a way to ensure that sponsors are bearing its full costs. A reasonable way to reconcile concerns would be to charge an entrance fee to sponsored parents and grandparents through the family reunification program.
Media Release - Suicide Among Young Women of South Asian Origin – December 15, 2011
The suicide rate among young women of South Asian origin is disproportionately higher than other segments of the population in Western societies. In Canada, with its large South Asian population, this unexplored area is likely similar, even though not many mechanisms have been put in place to prevent and track such activity. Given that there are lives at stake, the policy gaps need to be addressed by lawmakers.
A Policy Roadmap for Solutions to Suicide Among Young Women of South Asian Origin – December 15, 2011
There is a policy gap when it comes to the high suicide rate among young women of South Asian origin in Canada.
Awakening to Tragedy Among Young Female South Asians – December 15, 2011
Parliament needs to address the policy gap regarding the high suicide rate among young women of South Asian origin in Canada.
More Immigrants Needed to Maintain Saskatchewan's Boom – November 4, 2011
For the first time in decades, Saskatchewan is experiencing rapid economic growth. The provinces resources and sound policy environment provide an opportunity for this growth to last indefinitely. However, the province is missing one thing: people. After decades of young people leaving the province, and with the impending retirement of Baby Boomers, increased immigration will be required to fill the workforce.