Not Good Enough for Canada: Canadian Public Discourse around Issues of Inadmissibility for Potential Immigrants with Diseases and/or Disabilities, 1902–2002
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.
- World Rights
- Page Count: 264 pages
- Dimensions: 6.0in x 0.8in x 9.0in
"Not Good Enough for Canada is a well-researched, convincingly argued, and well-written critique of the ways in which persons with disabilities are compartmentalized and discriminated against by the Canadian immigration system."
Dustin Galer, independent scholar and author of Working towards Equity
"Not Good Enough for Canada is superbly interesting and contains a plethora of material crucial to the Canadian public if we are to come to understand our discriminatory relations to immigration for persons with disabilities."
Tanya Titchkosky, Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, University of Toronto
Author InformationValentina 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 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 in the Federal and Supreme Courts of Canada
Appendix: Changes to the Medical Admissibility Provision in Canadian Immigration Policy, 1869-2001
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