Climate Change and the Rise of the Environmental Migrant

James Drummond Canada has come under much scrutiny in recent weeks for its lack of commitment to climate change initiatives. Prime Minister Stephen Harper skipped out on annual climate change talks, opting instead for a face-to-face meeting with United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon. And just last week, a scathing report was released criticizing Canada for […]

Crimean Lessons: Implications for China and the Asia-Pacific Region, Part 2

Ernest Chong China and the Asia-Pacific can draw a few conclusions from the current situation in the Crimea. Where does this leave the region? How has China responded, and what are the implications? Strangely, the region is relatively quiet. Beijing’s neighbours are feeling somewhat vindicated in their individual decisions to hedge against China’s ‘peaceful rise’, […]

Crimean Lessons: Implications for China and the Asia-Pacific Region, Part 1

Ernest Chong As Western Europe and the United States scramble to craft effective responses to the Ukraine crisis, another collection of nations is anxiously watching the aftermath unfold from the other side of the globe. What does the Crimean situation mean for China and the Asia-Pacific? This two-part brief looks at the lessons and implications […]

Poor Long-Term Outcomes for Participants of the Live-in Caregiver Program

Daphne Cheung The long-standing stereotype of the Filipino nanny is shockingly difficult to dispel. The Made in Canada report catalogues that 95% of participants of Canada’s Live-in Caregiver Program (LCP) are women; and of these the Toronto Immigrant Employment Data Initiative (TIEDI) reports that 90% were born in the Philippines. While over 88% of participants in […]