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April 7 - Immigrant Policy in Québec: Successes and Lessons Learned

Apr 7 2010 6:00 pm
Apr 7 2010 8:00 pm

The Québec Government Office in New York and the World Policy Institute present:

Immigrant Policy in Québec:  Successes and Lessons Learned

A discussion and reception with Yolande James, Minister of Immigration and Cultural Communities, Government of Québec, moderated by WPI Executive Director Michele Wucker 

April 7, 2010

Canada has long taken pride in its reputation for successfully welcoming immigrants. Nevertheless, like other immigrant destinations, it has faced challenges like combating racism, matching immigrants' skills with appropriate jobs, and ensuring that immigrants have the language skills they need. Under a bilateral agreement with the Canadian federal government, Québec is able to make its own policies on the immigrants it selects, and to design and implement its own policies on integration and diversity -that is, "immigrant" policies, and not just "immigration" policies.  

Québec's Minister of Immigration and Cultural Communities Yolande James, the daughter of Canadian citizens who emigrated from St. Lucia and St. Vincent, will talk with WPI Executive Director Michele Wucker about Québec's successes and the lessons that it has learned.  Minister James also will talk about how Québec has used immigration policies to support Haiti following the January 12 earthquake.

When:Wednesday, April 7

6 - 8 PM  

The event includes a wine and cheese reception, generously provided by the Québec Government Office in New York.  

  Where:  Demos 220 Fifth Avenue (between 26th and 27th streets) Fifth Floor conference room

New York, New York 

About the Speakers:

Yolande James has served as Québec's Minister of Immigration and Cultural Communities since April, 2007, and she also sits on the cabinet committees responsible for social, educational and cultural development; and on the committee responsible for legislation. First elected to the Québec National Assembly in 2004, and re-elected in 2007 and 2008, Minister James is the first black woman ever to be elected as a member of the Québec National Assembly. Prior to her current post, Minister James was a parliamentary assistant to the Minister of Immigration and Cultural Communities and served on the Board of Directors of the Office Québec-Amériques pour la Jeunesse, one of Québec's leading agencies for cross-cultural youth exchanges. Ms. James holds a bachelor's degree in civil law from the Université de Montréal and a bachelor's degree in common law from Queen's University in Kingston, Ontario. She is a member of the Québec Bar. 

Michele Wucker, Executive Director of the World Policy Institute, is the author of LOCKOUT: Why America Keeps Getting Immigration Wrong When Our Prosperity Depends on Getting It Right (a Washington Post Book World "Best Nonfiction of 2006" Selection) and Why The Cocks Fight: Dominicans, Haitians and the Struggle For Hispaniola. She received a 2007 Guggenheim Fellowship for her work on changing global views of citizenship. She is a 2009 Young Global Leader of the World Economic Forum and a member of the 2009-10 American Council on Germany Young Leaders Study Group on the Future of Europe. She has been a frequent media commentator in venues including MSNBC, Fox, National Public Radio, PBS WorldFocus, and many others. 

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