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CERIS-OCASI Panel Discussion on Bill 161: Implications for Immigration and Labour in Ontario

April 15, 2014 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Ontario’s Minister of Citizenship and Immigration tabled the province’s first-ever immigration legislation on February 19, 2014. Currently being debated in the Legislative Assembly, Bill 161, An Act with respect to immigration to Ontario and a related amendment to the Regulated Health Professions Act, 1991, recognizes the ongoing nation-building role of immigration in forming Ontario’s social, economic and cultural values, also introducing measures for temporary labour migration such as employer registry. This panel discussed the implications of Bill 161 for immigration and labour in the province from the perspectives of policy, research, labour, and the community. This panel was moderated by Debbie Douglas, Executive Director at OCASI.


Alice Young, Director of Immigration Policy,  Ministry of Citizenship and Immigration


Jenna L. Hennebry
, Director, International Migration Research Centre, Wilfrid Laurier University

Josie Di Zio
, Senior Director of Planning and Program Development, COSTI Immigrant Services



Chris Ramsaroop
, Justicia for Migrant Workers

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April 15, 2014
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm