Reality check: Canadians want to talk about immigration

Citizens everywhere clearly want to have a debate about immigration. Some are worried, some are scared. Some are racists but some actually aren’t

Reality check: Canadians want to talk about immigrationDOMINICAN REPUBLIC Feb. 7, 2017 /Troy Media/ – “He’s doing what he said he was going to do. Let them protest.” The unlikely scene: a drinking establishment somewhere in the Dominican Republic.  Two American men are perched on stools at the bar, watching a satellite TV report from Long Island, of all places, showing footage…

A refugee reaches out to help Fort McMurray’s displaced

Part of Basel Abou Hamrah' desire to help is prompted by a need to give back to Canadians who helped him

A refugee reaches out to help Fort McMurray’s displacedHAMILTON, Ont. May 19, 2016/ Troy Media/ - For Basel Abou Hamrah, the difference between an evacuee and a refugee is a simple matter of months and of who is helping whom. Four months ago, on New Year’s Eve, the 27-year-old Syrian accountant arrived in Edmonton as one of the refugees being helped to resettle here…

Disruption is everywhere and it appears we crave it

Dying business models, political party fragmentation, climate change refugees, country shopping: welcome to the new age of disruption

Disruption is everywhere and it appears we crave itVANCOUVER, B.C. April 17, 2016/ Troy Media/ - Maybe a year ago, I started to notice the prevalence of the word disruption in the business media. It started occurring in the context of jobs that were rendered obsolete by the internet and the growing dominance of apps for everything. Increasingly, we read of a disruptive economy.…

Refugees are Canada’s latest wave of pioneers

The immediate social cost is high, but in the long run a large influx of immigrants will help build our society

Refugees are Canada’s latest wave of pioneersVANCOUVER, B.C. March 21, 2016/ Troy Media/ - Immigration is not quite a dirty word in Canada, but it is becoming a scary one. Who is and will be coming into Canada? How many and from where? Are they going to disrupt our housing market, our health care, our schools, our way of life? What are…

Shipping in refugees, shipping out the homeless in Saskatchewan

Saskatchewan "refugees" and First Nation members Charles Neil-Curly and Jeremy Roy were given one-way bus tickets to Vancouver

Shipping in refugees, shipping out the homeless in Saskatchewan//  refugees  refugees [popup url="http://marketplace.troymedia.com/2016/03/shipping-out-saskatchewan-refugees/" height="1000" width="1000" scrollbars="1"]Download[/popup] this column on Saskatchewan's refugees [popup url="http://marketplace.troymedia.com/terms-and-conditions-of-use/" height="800" width="600" scrollbars="1"]Terms and conditions of use[/popup] RED DEER OUT RED DEER, Alta. March 14, 2016/ Troy Media/ - In the old days in Alberta, when oil prices fell and government revenue dropped, part of the solution was to cut the welfare…

Some ground rules for U.S. refugees fleeing to Canada

Stay calm, be polite and remember, the terms “illegal,” “alien” or “undesirable” in Canada simply refer to a friend we haven’t processed yet

Some ground rules for U.S. refugees fleeing to Canada//  refugees [popup url="http://marketplace.troymedia.com/2016/03/ground-rules-u-s-refugees-fleeing-canada/" height="800" width="800" scrollbars="1"]Download[/popup] this column on [popup url="https://www.troymedia.com/tag/refugees/" height="800" width="600" scrollbars="1"]refugees[/popup] and [popup url="https://www.troymedia.com/tag/donald-trump/" height="800" width="600" scrollbars="1"]Donald Trump[/popup] [popup url="http://marketplace.troymedia.com/terms-and-conditions-of-use/" height="800" width="600" scrollbars="1"]Terms and conditions of use[/popup] NEW YORK March 6, 2016/ Troy Media/ - Oh, so NOW they notice that we exist. The New York Post is urging Americans to flee to…

Germany’s experience with refugees won’t be repeated here

Canadian officials are working diligently to ensure that all Syrian refugees approved to enter our country are properly vetted

Germany’s experience with refugees won’t be repeated here//  refugees [popup url="http://marketplace.troymedia.com/2016/01/germanys-experience-with-refugees-wont-be-repeated-here/" height="800" width="800" scrollbars="0"]Download[/popup] this column on Syrian [popup url="https://www.troymedia.com/tag/refugees/" height="600" width="600" scrollbars="0"]refugees[/popup] [popup url="http://marketplace.troymedia.com/terms-and-conditions-of-use/" height="600" width="600" scrollbars="0"]Terms and conditions of use[/popup] CALGARY, AB, Jan. 15, 2016/ Troy Media/ – Even the most compassionate Canadians acknowledge that with an influx of refugees there will be some social challenges. No one, however, expects…

Does global humanitarianism weaken national citizenship?

We can — and must — help others, but without compromising the fundamentals that make Canada great

[popup url="http://marketplace.troymedia.com/2016/01/does-global-humanitarianism-weaken-national-citizenship/" height="800" width="800" scrollbars="0"]Download[/popup] this column on humanitarianism [popup url="http://marketplace.troymedia.com/terms-and-conditions-of-use/" height="600" width="600" scrollbars="0"]Terms and conditions of use[/popup] CALGARY, Alta. Jan. 14, 2016/ Troy Media/ - Canadians care about the world and about non-Canadians. Many therefore consider themselves humanitarians. Our effort on behalf of Syrian refugees is but the latest instance of Canadians engaging in…

Integration just isn’t what it used to be

Assimilation has become a dirty word, with anyone who advocates it liable to be accused of promoting cultural genocide

[popup url="http://marketplace.troymedia.com/2016/01/integration-just-isnt-what-it-used-to-be/" height="800" width="800" scrollbars="0"]Download[/popup] this column on integration [popup url="http://marketplace.troymedia.com/terms-and-conditions-of-use/" height="600" width="600" scrollbars="0"]Terms and conditions of use[/popup] TORONTO, Ont. Jan 13, 2016/ Troy Media/ - The American political commentator Reihan Salam has recently written about the need to create “a new melting-pot nationalism suited to our own time.” The old approach, in his view,…

Refugees fuel Canada’s economic growth

The arrival of Syrian refugees to Canada will be a humanitarian triumph and, like with previous refugees, a benefit to the economy

Refugees fuel Canada’s economic growth//  syrian refugees  syrian refugees [popup url="http://marketplace.troymedia.com/2016/01/refugees-fuel-canadas-economic-growth/" height="800" width="800" scrollbars="0"]Download[/popup] this column on Syrian [popup url="https://www.troymedia.com/tag/refugees/" height="600" width="600" scrollbars="0"]refugees[/popup]  [popup url="http://marketplace.troymedia.com/terms-and-conditions-of-use/" height="600" width="600" scrollbars="0"]Terms and conditions of use[/popup] FREDERICTON, N.B. Jan 10, 2016/ Troy Media/ - Canada has always had a soft spot for refugees who have shaped our nation’s history, fuelled its economic growth,…