Monday, May 7, 2012

The Immigrant Answer:


Two week Globe and Mail series to examine the role immigration must play in the future of Canada
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The Immigrant Answer in print and online at ourtimetolead.ca
TORONTOMay 7, 2012 /CNW/ - On Saturday May 5, 2012, The Globe and Mail unveiled The Immigrant Answer, a two-week series that explores immigration in Canada and the case for allowing significantly more foreigners to settle here. The Immigrant Answer explores Canada's options through a variety of crucial lenses, from government policy to settlement patterns to how we market "Brand Canada" abroad. The series is the latest theme to be explored by The Globe's Canada: Our Time to Lead (www.ourtimetolead.ca) editorial series.
"We created the Our Time to Lead series to engage our readers in lively, action-oriented discussions about issues that will ultimately define who we are as Canadians and a nation, and immigration definitely falls into that category," said John Stackhouse, Editor-in-Chief of The Globe and Mail. "With gaps in our workforce left by retiring baby boomers and the need for a younger, well educated population, the success of our country depends on making the right decisions about immigration today. This series explores and uncovers these next steps."
Demographics reporter Joe Friesen kicked off the series on Saturday by exploring the reasons why Canada should dramatically increase Canada's immigration numbers.  Later in the series, Friesen will examine the cost of an immigrant to Canadian taxpayers and whether geo-targeting is a strategy we should consider. A Q&A with Jason Kenney, Canada's Minister of Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism will reveal the pressing immigration issues keeping the man in charge up at night, and what the future may hold.
Later in the week, South Asia Correspondent Stephanie Nolen will cover why Indians are less inclined to immigrate toCanada, while the Globe's London-based European Bureau Chief Doug Saunders looks at Canada's future through the lens of Europe - and what will happen next if we don't embrace "smart immigration".
The Immigrant Answer series is supported by a number of interactive features accessible to readers atwww.tgam.ca/immigrant-answer including a video mosaic of immigrants answering the question "What was your greatest challenge or best moment?" slideshows of innovators who are helping immigrants settle into Canada; and a postal code look up tool that allows readers to understand the diversity of their neighborhoods.
About The Globe and Mail
The Globe and Mail, through its newspaper, magazine, online and mobile platforms, is Canada's foremost news media company.  Each day, The Globe leads the national discussion by engaging Canadians in its award-winning coverage and analysis of news, politics, business and lifestyle.  The Globe and Mail, Canada's national newspaper, founded in 1844, Report on Business, Canada's most influential business magazine, and globeandmail.com, the newspaper's online and mobile media hub, reach a combined 5.7 million readers every month.  The Globe has received numerous journalism awards, including the international 2011 prize for General Excellence in Journalism from the Online News Association, nine Michener Awards for Public Service Journalism, and more National Newspaper Awards than any other newspaper in Canada.  The Globe and Mail is 85% owned by Woodbridge, the investment arm of the Thomson family, and Bell Canada (15%).
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