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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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Thursday, March 5, 2015
HILL LIFE & PEOPLE SLIDESHOWS
ITK hosts intimate preview of next week's Taste of the Arctic event March 2, 2015

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ITK project coordinator Looee Okalik, using an 'ulu' or 'woman's knife' to cut off a portion of 'Nikku' or dried caribou.
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NAC Le Café's executive chef John Morris explaining his take on traditional Inuit menu items.
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First Air's Elisapee Sheutiapik, also former mayor of Iqaluit, with ITK health and social development assistant director Anna Fowler.
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First Air's Ron Lowry, Ms. Sheutiapik, ITK's Looee Okalik, iPolitics' Elizabeth Gray-Smith, ITK's Anna Fowler, The Hill Times' Rachel Aiello, First Air's Bert van der Stege, and ITK's Kathleen Tagoona.
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After the tasting, Chef John Morris joined the guests for the mini-feast of traditional Inuit foods.
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Chef John Morris spoons some jus on Ottawa Citizen food editor Peter Hum's plate.
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First Air's Ron Lowry and Bert van der Stege; and ITK President Terry Audla.
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ITK president Terry Audla digging in to the frozen Arctic char or 'Iqaluk' meat from the Rankin Inlet.
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First Air's Ron Lowry adding a bit of seal fur to his suit.

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