SOC 502 Lecture Notes - Lecture 4: Landing Fee, Clifford Sifton, Revamp
Week 9: violence in immigrant families: canadian immigration policy 1600s-1962, the points system 1962-present, violence in immigrant families. Canadian immigration policy 1600s-1962: goes by the phrase nation policy , many european countries don"t have immigration policies. Immigration policy is based on building a superior nation of people. It was cheaper to set slaves free than to actually have to take care of them. Caring for a slave was more expensive than freeing them and then hiring them back as free slaves (don"t have to clothe, shelter and feed themselves: once slavery ends, blacks are heavily discouraged from coming to canada. They were coming from us through an underground railroad and were discouraged from crossing the border. They were not welcome in canada until 1960s, only under live in-caregiver program (migrants: british/german follow same religion (protestant), germans were always welcome in canada. By 1880, canada was very sparsely populated with immigrants. The basis for the economy begins to change in 1880-1885.