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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, April 21, 2014
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ITK's 'A Taste of the Arctic' shindig on April 7, Ottawa, photographs by Cynthia Münster April 14, 2014

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A happy crowd at ITK's 'Taste of Arctic' at the NAC gathers for a picture. The annual event, held in Ottawa by the Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami, is meant showcase Inuit culture. Some 350 attend the party, including a number of MPs, Senators, Cabinet minister, lobbyists and journalists.
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National Inuit Leader and ITK President Terry Audla shows off his seal vest to Employment Minister Jason Kenney.
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Environics' Meredith Taylor and Greg MacEachern with ITK's Stephen Hendrie.
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Justice Minister Peter MacKay, his son Kian, and ITK president Terry Audla.
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ITK president Terry Audla and Abbas Rana, assistant deputy editor at The Hill Times and Party Central columnist.
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Labour Minister Kellie Leitch, ITK President Terry Audla, Laureen Harper, and local Ottawa photographer Michelle Valberg.
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ITK President Terry Audla and Labour Minister Kellie Leitch.
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A platter of smoked fish.
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Conservative MP Colin Carrie.
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Seal hash martinis.
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NDP MP Dennis Bevington, who represents the Western Arctic, N.W.T., and Chris Farris.
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ITK President and National Inuit Leader Terry Audla.
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Beatrice Dear entertains the crowd.

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