Why did we come to Canada?
About this theme
This theme shows people talking about their decisions to immigrate to Canada. Many state that political and economic pressures were compelling.
Filmed interview with a specialist
A University of Moncton professor talks about the regionalization of immigration and about the hope immigration brings.
Interview with Dr. Chedley Belkodja - Part 1
2007, director: Paul BossÃ©
A part-time filmmaker, Chedly Belkhodja is also a professor in the political science department at UniversitÃ© de Moncton. In 2001, he co-directed an NFB-produced documentary with Jean Chabot, Imaginary Journeys. With a particular interest in immigration and cultural diversity, he co-directs the Atlantic Metropolis Centre and participates in various citizens' initiatives concerning immigration in Moncton. He has also published many articles in various journals, including Canadian Ethnic Studies, the Canadian Journal of Political Science, Argument and Francophonie d’AmÃ©rique.