Round-Up July 14

Monday, July 14, 2008
In the News

Still nothing relevant in the news ...

Blogs Picking up the Slack as Usual

Last week Peter Smith blogged on Web 2.0, Who Cares? Digital Natives and Wikinomics, which made some great points about inter-generational views on technology.

Colin McKay has provided a much needed update on barcampOttawaGov and a scary example of a Welsh Civil servant getting the axe for blogging.

We also got a couple of examples of union communications from the comments on last Friday's column.

CSPS - Armchair Rebroadcast: The Immigration Paradigm

Thursday, July 17, 2008
1:00 p.m. to 2:15 p.m. (ET)

Speaker : Randall Hansen
Canada Research Chair in Governance at the University of Toronto
English Presentation

The Armchair Discussion program was pleased to welcome Randall Hansen, the Canada Research Chair in Governance at the University of Toronto as a presenter in our partnership with Metropolis, an international network for comparative research and public policy development on migration, diversity, and immigrant integration in cities in Canada and around the world.

Are Canada's immigration and citizenship policies truly benefiting Canada or have we reached the point where they are just holding us back? Perhaps it's time to really explore the implications for our policies as they relate to multiculturalism and citizenship.

This is what Randall Hansen, the Canada Research Chair in Governance at the University of Toronto, is going to do in this upcoming armchair discussion, entitled The Immigration Paradigm. Drawing on research in Canada and abroad, Mr. Hansen will make a case for a revised immigration paradigm based on a generous entry policy supported by a dominant economy and grounded in a confident sense of Canadian Citizenship. Doing so will involve reconsidering Canada's citizenship policy, its understanding of reasonable accommodation, and the expectations placed on new immigrants to this country.

Mr. Hansen's presentation will provide deeper insight into Canada's immigration and citizenship policies and their ramifications, as well as some potential changes that could be made to update Canadian policies.

Please note that this discussion is a video rebroadcast of the April 10, 2008 Armchair Discussion.

To register, please visit the School’s Web site:


Happy Monday!