Series airs Thursday, January 27 to Wednesday, February 2 at 8 pm ET on
TORONTO, Jan. 26 /CNW/ - Has there been a hardening of attitudes towards
immigrants and immigration in Canada? Are all Canadians treated
equally? And how long does it take for new citizens to feel that Canada
is "home"? From Thursday, January 27 to Wednesday, February 2 at 8 pm,
TVO's flagship current affairs program, The Agenda with Steve Paikin will present a new five-part series that will take an in-depth look at
Part of TVO's ongoing commitment to nurturing citizen engagement in
Ontario, each program will explore multiple perspectives on important
aspects of immigration. The first program in the series will be
broadcast live from the Munk School of Global Affairs in Toronto (free
audience tickets are available at tvo.org/theagenda).
"I'm really looking forward to the series," says anchor and senior
editor Steve Paikin. "We've got a distinguished lineup of experts that
will lead to some of our most interesting discussions and debates on
Canadian immigration to date."
Special guests include: Avvy Go, an immigration lawyer who immigrated to
Canada in 1982; Stephen Green, Partner at Green and Spiegel LLP, who
has been on the Executive Committee of the Canadian Bar Association,
Citizenship and Immigration section since 1991; Mehdi Rizvi, a former
member of The Community Editorial Board of the Toronto Star who
immigrated to Canada in 1999; and Margaret Kopala, president of the
Centre for Immigration and Policy Reform.
The schedule of programs is as follows:
Backlash from an Immigrant Nation? - Thursday, January 27
We like to say that Canada is a welcoming country. But is it, really?
When does Canada become "Home"? - Friday, January 28
Many Canadians find themselves torn between their birth country and
Canada. At what point does Canada really start to feel like home?
The Microcosm of Markham - Monday, January 31
Markham: from small English speaking suburb to bustling predominantly
No More Mr. Nice Guy - Tuesday, February 1
Are immigrants and non immigrants living harmoniously in the province?
What you Bring, or What you Find? - Wednesday, February 2
What determines why some nationalities prosper when they arrive in
Canada, while others struggle? What contributes to one's success in
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