The alarming new blueprint for Canadian citizenship and immigration policy

Broadbent Institute, Luin Goldring, Apr 29, 2014 at 4:57 PM

Important changes to Canadian citizenship and immigration policy have broken into the headlines of late, from the introduction of the Strengthening Canadian Citizenship Act to serious abuses of the controversial temporary foreign worker program to refugee determination concerns.

One can think of the changes underway as renovations to what former Immigration Minister Jason Kenney liked to describe as the “house” of the Canadian nation.

Showing how seemingly disconnected floors and rooms of the "house" are related reveals a troubling blueprint of change — a renovation that will overhaul the very architecture of rights and membership in Canada. 

Kenny’s analogy is instructive in understanding the nature of the changes underway.