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Not Good Enough for Canada

Canadian Public Discourse around Issues of Inadmissibility for Potential Immigrants with Diseases and/or Disabilities, 1902-2002

By (author) Valentina Capurri
Format: Hardback
Publisher: University of Toronto Press, Toronto, Canada
Published: 19th Jan 2020
Dimensions: w 155mm h 234mm d 25mm
Weight: 500g
ISBN-10: 1487504292
ISBN-13: 9781487504298
Barcode No: 9781487504298
Synopsis
Not Good Enough for Canada investigates the development of Canadian immigration policy with respect to persons with a disease or disability throughout the twentieth century. With an emphasis on social history, this book examines the way the state operates through legislation to achieve its goals of self-preservation even when such legislation contradicts state commitments to equality rights. Looking at the ways federal politicians, mainstream media, and the judicial system have perceived persons with disabilities, specifically immigrant applicants with disabilities, this book reveals how Canadian immigration policy has systematically omitted any reference to this group, rendering them socially invisible.

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