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Top 10 issues to influence ethnic and racial minorities, recent immigrants in next election

Two provisos: these voters, like others, also vote on the 'big' issues like the economy and the national debt, and, second, the ethnic vote is by no means monolithic.

Statistics Canada announced last week that our population is growing at a high rate, due in most part to immigration. Most of this immigration is to the cities. Other surveys show that immigrants obtain Canadian citizenship in high numbers soon after their three-year residency. In other words they become voters pretty soon–about a million new Canadians every four years.

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Top 10 issues to influence ethnic and racial minorities, recent immigrants in next election

Two provisos: these voters, like others, also vote on the 'big' issues like the economy and the national debt, and, second, the ethnic vote is by no means monolithic.

Statistics Canada announced last week that our population is growing at a high rate, due in most part to immigration. Most of this immigration is to the cities. Other surveys show that immigrants obtain Canadian citizenship in high numbers soon after their three-year residency. In other words they become voters pretty soon–about a million new Canadians every four years.

  

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Monday, October 20, 2014
HILL LIFE & PEOPLE SLIDESHOWS
Earnscliffe's 25th anniversary shindig in Ottawa: Oct. 15, 2014 Oct. 20, 2014

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The crowd at Earnscliffe's 25th anniversary party on Oct. 15 at its Chambers Building office in Ottawa. About 250 people came out to the party.
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Labour Minister Kellie Leitch and CTV's Power Play host Don Martin.
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Dan Rogers and Craig Robinson.
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Jim Patrick and Bernard Lord.
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Hugh Winsor and CTV's Power Play host Don Martin.
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William Stairs.
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Former prime minister Joe Clark.
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Hugh Segal, Harry Near, and Michael Robinson.
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Hugh Segal and Harry Near regaled the crowd with some colourful speeches.
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The crowd.
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Bloomberg's Theo Argitis and Earnscliffe's Robin Sears chat inside Mr. Sears' office.
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It was a standing-room-only kind of an affair, with some guests standing in the stairway to hear the speeches upstairs.
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Pollster Bruce Anderson who used to work at Earnscliffe at one time.
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Earnscliffe's Peter Harris, left, Hill & Knowlton's Elizabeth Roscoe, centre.
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Bruce Young, head of Earnscliffe's B.C. office, talks about how the West Coast office of the firm came to be.
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Kaveri Braid leads the Saskatchewan office.
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Earnscliffe's principal in Ottawa, Daniel Bernier.
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Bill Fox, one of the founders of Earnscliffe along with Harry Near and Hugh Segal, chats up the crowd.
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The Wall Street Journal's Paul Vieira.
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CIBC's director of government relations Michel Liboiron.
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NDP national director Anne McGrath.
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Earnscliffe's Michael Robinson and his children, Katie Robinson and Craig Robinson.
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Tom Clark, host of Global TV's The West Block.
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Earnscliffe principal Velma McColl shares memories from her more than 10 years with Earnscliffe.

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