Event Date: October 25, 2013 - 9:30 am Location: Hôtel Château Laurier, 1, rue Rideau
ROBIN HIGHAM, Graduate School of Public and International Affairs (GSPIA)
Presented by CIPS, the International Migration Network (IMN), GSPIA, and the Social Sciences and the Humanities Research Council. Free. In English. Registration is required. For copies of the manuscript and to register, please contact: [email protected].
The book “What do we say?” reports a series of imagined conversations between four newcomers to Canada and four long-established Canadians who test drive some ideas about how they would counsel newcomers on becoming Canadians. The device they employ is for each in turn to prepare a “Welcome to Canada” speech. They write what they would say if invited to be the guest speaker at a Citizenship Ceremony for new Canadians. The two first chapters on the book review where they left off in their earlier discussions and note some current integration failures happening in other jurisdictions of high immigration. The eight chapters that follow contain the presentations that each of the players would make to their audience of new Canadians. They say what they would say.
Robin Higham, Senior Fellow at GSPIA, has drafted a new sequel to his controversial book “Who do we think we are?”. Four commentators have been invited to give their thoughts on the manuscript, after which Mr Higham will respond:
Pamela Lee, Philosophy Department, Ottawa University
Fernando Mata, School of Journalism and Communication, Carleton University
Mireille Paquet, Department of Political Science, Concordia University
Phil Ryan, School of Public Policy and Administration, Carleton University.