Family Immigration to Canada – What’s Old is News

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By Sean Graham
Authors Linda Peterat (From Denmark to the Cariboo: The Epic Journey of the Lindhard Sisters) and Michael Andruff (The Russian Refugees: A Family’s First Century in Canada) join Sean to talk about how familial stories can shape our understanding of immigration to Canada. They discuss their respective stories, the push/pull factors that contribute to immigration, and the challenges families faced once in Canada. They also discuss immigration and colonialism, how factors like gender and education influenced newcomers’ experiences, and the legacy of these stories.

Historical Headline of the Week

Irem Koca, “Turkish Diaspora Urges Canada to Expedite Immigration of Families Hit by Earthquake,” Toronto Star, February 14, 2023.

Be sure to learn more about Michael’s Homeglen Legacy Fund initiative.

Sean Graham is a media historian, Adjunct Professor at Carleton University, and a contributing editor with

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