Racial Profiling and Intersections

In my interview with Minelle Mahtani at Round House Radio 98.3 FM, this week we dealt with the topic of how actor/artist/businessperson Waris Ahluwalia was stopped from boarding a plane in Mexico City because he would not allow his turban to be taken off and searched by security personnel. To him, it was a breach of his faith, his integrity … Read More

What is a “newcomer”?

What is a “newcomer”? This is a term used in Canadian immigration and settlement contexts but it defies easy meaning. For some a newcomer is someone who has immigrated to Canada but has not yet become a Canadian Citizen. Since the Canadian citizenship process can take 5 or 6 years (or longer), a newcomer is usually someone who has been … Read More