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Not Good Enough for Canada

Canadian Public Discourse around Issues of Inadmissibility for Potential Immigrants with Diseases and/or Disabilities, 1902-2002

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Not Good Enough for Canada investigates the development of Canadian immigration policy with respect to persons with a disease or disability throughout the twentieth century. With an emphasis on social history, this book examines the way the state operates through legislation to achieve its goals of self-preservation even when such legislation contradicts state commitments to equality rights. Looking at the ways federal politicians, mainstream media, and the judicial system have perceived persons with disabilities, specifically immigrant applicants with disabilities, this book reveals how Canadian immigration policy has systematically omitted any reference to this group, rendering them socially invisible.

Product code: 9781487523237

ISBN 9781487523237
No. Of Pages 264
Dimensions (HxWxD in mm) H229xW152xS19
Publisher University of Toronto Press
Valentina Capurri addresses a topic that has been largely ignored, posing new questions on how immigration and disability in Canada have been constructed.