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Are Quebec’s PEQ Reforms Xenophobic?
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Are Quebec’s PEQ Reforms Xenophobic?

Are the PEQ reforms emblematic of the xenophobic tendencies of the government of Quebec? The short answer is — it’s complicated.  A recent editorial in the McGill Tribune, a student-run newspaper from McGill University, makes the case that the new Programme Experience Quebecoise (PEQ) reforms highlight the xenophobic sentiments held by the Coalition Avenir Quebec…

America’s Misses Are Canada’s Gains
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America’s Misses Are Canada’s Gains

As Coronavirus rages across the U.S. and dominates headlines, the Trump administration is curtailing immigration everywhere it can.  First, they came for asylum seekers, overseas green card processing, and almost all temporary work visas. Seemly not satisfied with that, they are now going after international students. Any international students who are taking classes online because…

Without Status, On The Front Lines
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Without Status, On The Front Lines

Sarah is an orderly at a long-term care facility in Montréal. She has recently recovered from COVID-19 that she likely contracted from her job. Sarah spent eight days in bed with fever and aches in the small Montréal-Nord apartment she shares with her young asthmatic daughter.  Long before the COVID-19 pandemic, Sarah, a Haitian citizen,…