Associate Professor, Graduate School of Public and International Affairs
One of the most important jobs that states have is to protect their citizens, from threats of all kinds, including terrorist threats. States protect citizens from terrorism by adopting policies to prevent it and punish it. In my book, How …READ MORE
As states have increasingly hunkered down to stop the spread of COVID-19, they have imposed increasing restrictions on the movement of people across borders. Airlines began by cancelling flights from China; then, US President Donald Trump banned incoming flights from …READ MORE
This week, the US Justice Department announced the creation of a “Denaturalization Section”, which will focus on stripping US citizenship status of those it believes had acquired it fraudulently. However, this choice contributes to the undermining of the post-World War …READ MORE
The images, and voices, from Libya’s migrant detention centres are sickening. An online blog posted a letter written by an anonymous refugee from Darfur, detained in Libya. “RS” writes of having left his village, destroyed by the Janjaweed, to find …READ MORE
Refugee advocates in Canada breathed a sigh of relief in October of 2015. Immediately upon the election of the Liberals under the leadership of Justin Trudeau, the doors opened to thousands of Syrian refugees. Tens of thousands of Syrians have …READ MORE
So-called jihadi brides are in the news, accused of supporting terrorism by having travelled to ISIS territory to marry ISIS fighters in support of the caliphate. Three Western states are implicated: the UK, the US, and Canada.
UK citizen Shemima …READ MORE
In too many countries around the world, LGBTQ persons are criminalized — singled out for who they love — with criminal penalties including prison time and death. Canada’s refugee admission system is not perfect, but one of its great strengths …READ MORE
Canadians are on the brink of a difficult test: are we prepared to live up to our stated commitments to tolerance by welcoming immigrants and refugees who fear living in Trump’s America?
Canadians often describe Canada as a welcoming country, …READ MORE
Philosophers are fond of asking this question, to press peoples’ intuitions about the right thing to do: Imagine you are walking by a pond, in your fanciest suit on your way to an important meeting, and you notice a baby …READ MORE
Published in the National Post, July 31, 2015
Donald Sutherland is upset. He wants to vote in Canadian elections because he feels Canadian, because he has to restrain himself from saying “eh?” and because he’s a citizen. But he’s …READ MORE
The conference Not For Sale: Protecting the Victims of Human Trafficking in Europe and Canada, held on October 16, was organized jointly by the Embassies of Switzerland and Austria, in collaboration with the Centre for International Policy Studies at …READ MORE
By Emma Kenyon and Patti Tamara Lenard
The Canadian government’s response to the Syria refugee crisis is pathetic. In the face of what some are calling the worst refugee crisis in a generation—in 2013 the number of registered Syrian refugees …READ MORE
By Emma Kenyon and Patti Tamara Lenard
The Throne Speech has come and gone, and buried in the hoopla surrounding the demise of cable television bundling were some terrifically misleading claims about “progress” towards meeting Canada’s immigration priorities.
The government …READ MORE
Published September 9, 2013 on the Broadbent Blog
My best guess is that the Fraser Institute expects no one to read the report behind their newest sensationalist press release, in which they claim that the cost of immigrants to Canada …READ MORE
On Friday, the Globe and Mail reported that, accompanied by television crews to film their activities, the Canadian Services Border Agency (CSBA) raided construction sites in British Columbia believed to be staffed in part by irregular migrants, with the purpose …READ MORE
The global competition for talent—the ‘battle for the brains’—is fierce, and Immigration Minister Jason Kenney knows that Canada can no longer assume that it is uniquely attractive as a destination for high-skilled migrants. Along with many other states, we must …READ MORE