By Sean Graham
Since Confederation, Canada has implemented a number of restrictive immigration policies, including on Jewish immigrants during the 1930s. Norm Ravvin, author of Who Gets In: An Immigration Story, joins the show to talk about one story of a Jewish immigrant coming to Canada and challenging those restrictions, We talk about researching what was a hidden story, how prospective immigrants fought against the rules, and the power of community.
Historical Headline of the Week
Jadine Ngan, “A Look Inside the New Chinese Canadian Museum in Vancouver’s Chinatown,” Maclean’s, July 6, 2023.
Sean Graham is a media historian, an Adjunct Professor at Carleton University, and a contributing editor with Activehistory.ca