Not Good Enough for Canada: Canadian Public Discourse around Issues of Inadmissibility for Potential Immigrants with Diseases and/or Disabilities, 1902–2002

By Valentina Capurri

© 2020

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.

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  • Page Count: 272 pages
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Valentina Capurri addresses a topic that has been largely ignored, posing new questions on how immigration and disability in Canada have been constructed.

Not Good Enough for Canada: Canadian Public Discourse around Issues of Inadmissibility for Potential Immigrants with Diseases and/or Disabilities, 1902–2002

By Valentina Capurri

© 2020

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.

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Product Details

  • World Rights
  • Page Count: 272 pages
  • Dimensions: 6.0in x 0.0in x 9.0in
  • Author Information

    Valentina Capurri is a Lecturer in the Department of Geography & Environmental Studies at Ryerson University.
  • Table of contents

    Introduction: the personal and the political 
    1. The ‘right’ kind of citizen
    2. Parliament and medically inadmissible immigrants
    3. Medical admissibility: Toronto Star and The Globe and Mail, 1902-1985
    4. Medical admissibility: Toronto Star and The Globe and Mail, 1985-2002 
    5. Medical admissibility: Federal and Supreme Courts of Canada
    Conclusion: where are we now and what lies ahead?
    Appendix 
    Bibliography