Citizenship and Immigration

One: Published Policy

Principal Spokesperson: Platform Chair

View Citizenship and Immigration in the official 2004 platform.

Citizenship and Immigration - Strength Through Diversity

Canada is a nation of immigrants ? people who came here in search of a better life. Our diversity strengthens our culture. For this reason, our immigration policy must wisely balance the needs of immigrants with the needs of the community they immigrate to, and not forget the needs of the countries they immigrate from. Building on Canada?s multicultural tradition will help us thrive in a globally networked economy.

The Green Party will:
  • Direct special funding to public schools in ?landing zones? for new Canadians.
  • Reduce unnecessary barriers to reinstating the professional credentials of immigrants.
  • Regulate the practices of ?immigration consultants? and increase penalties for those convicted of ?human smuggling.?
  • Consult with ethnic community groups to help identify and exclude migrants with criminal histories.
  • Assist and sustain multicultural communities by giving cultural organizations charitable status.
  • Enable better cultural and business links with the home countries of new Canadians.

Two: Speaking Points

A list of "Sound Bites" that can be used by candidates

Three: A Backgrounder

"This page will be the main site of wiki activity associated with the policy. Ideally Backgrounders are the Primary document, from which the current (concise) text will be derived. The Backgrounder will describe any essential history or terminology, outline the problem/opportunity in these terms, then include a more detailed explanation of the policy, outline how the policy would be implemented, e.g. by which department or ministry, and provide supporting information. It will draw heavily on existing extant terms and glossaries, and make high-leverage aspects of systems visible as part of its analysis, e.g. emphasize metrics over numbers. After reading it, anyone should feel confident using the terminology. If one were calling a radio show on the topic, what terms would one introduce there?''


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