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21 September 2013

Policy Arrogance or Innocent Bias: Resetting Citizenship and Multiculturalism @ Toronto Star

Half a cheer for Jason Kenney's revolution in immigration policy: A new book on Jason Kenney's revolution inside Canada's immigration department shows that anecdote is a lousy basis for policy-making.  By:Natalie Brender, Sep 19 2013, Toronto Star



Extract:
Andrew Griffith, a retired senior official at Citizenship and Immigration Canada, has just published a book about the tense period beginning in 2007 that saw minister Jason Kenney bring a tidal wave of change to two federal departments. Among the many virtues of Griffith’s book, Policy Arrogance or Innocent Bias: Resetting Citizenship and Multiculturalism, is a striking commitment to epistemological modesty and self-reflection.
Throughout his case studies of various policy issues, Griffith underlines how officials working on multiculturalism and citizenship issues under Kenney were forced to confront their own latent ideologies and grapple with challenges to their expertise under a regime that broke starkly from the approach of previous governments. Continue reading Toronto Star

1 comment:

multiculturalmeanderings said...

Thanks for posting the article and mentioning my book.

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