Across Cultures

Canada: A welcoming land?

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This theme explores the history of immigration to Canada and the policies that shaped the country.

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“Strangers Within Our Gates”: The Legacy of Intolerance

Vadim Kukushkin

Dr. Vadim Kukushkin, professor of Canadian history at the University of Alberta, reflects on Canada’s contradictory record in treating its ethnic minorities.


Dr. Vadim Kukushkin teaches at the University of Alberta and Grant MacEwan College. He is a specialist in 20th century Canadian immigration and ethnic history with a focus on Eastern Europe. His new book, From Peasants to Labourers: Ukrainian and Belarusan Immigration from the Russian Empire to Canada, is coming out in 2007.