James Bissett

James Bissett is a former Canadian ambassador
and was executive director of
the Canadian Immigration Service from
1985 to 1990. He is on the board of directors
of the Centre for Immigration Policy
Reform.

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Temporary visa versus refugee status reforms

| April 20, 2014 | 0 Comments
Temporary visa versus refugee status reforms

The beginning of the 20th Century ushered in the increased need for global travellers to obtain a visa before entering another country for a temporary period. The visa is a means of pre-screening to ensure people who may be inadmissible for health, security or criminal reasons are prevented from arriving at a port of entry. […]

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Immigration: a policy gone wrong?

| September 30, 2013 | 0 Comments
Immigration: a policy gone wrong?

Canada‚Äôs immigration policy has often been praised as a model of how immigration programs should be managed. For many years, there was reason for this praise, but in the early part of the current decade, changes in the policy have led the federal government to lose control over the program. A brief history of how […]

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