#21 – Is Canada Losing its Appeal? with Daniel Bernhard

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27 March, 2023
#21 – Is Canada Losing its Appeal? with Daniel Bernhard

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Ruth speaks with Daniel Bernhard, CEO of the Institute for Canadian Citizenship, on Canada’s immigration statistics, focusing on a recent report by Statistics Canada on the dwindling uptake in citizenship by recent immigrants and newcomers to Canada. Daniel discusses how Canada can learn from its past successes on immigration to attract and retain newcomers to the country. 

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Podcast is funded by: Konrad Adenauer Stiftung

Konrad Adenauer Stiftung

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Journalism in Canada has suffered a devastating decline over the last two decades. Dozens of newspapers and outlets have shuttered. Remaining newsrooms are smaller. Nowhere is this erosion more acute than in the coverage of foreign policy and international news. It’s expensive, and Canadians, oceans away from most international upheavals, pay the outside world comparatively little attention.

At Open Canada, we believe this must change. If anything, the pandemic has taught us we can’t afford to ignore the changing world. What’s more, we believe, most Canadians don’t want to. Many of us, after all, come from somewhere else and have connections that reach around the world.

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