4 Refuge and Asylum

How has the experience of refugees to Canada changed over time? How have Canadian refugee and immigration policies changed over time?

Isabel Kaprielian-Churchill, “Rejecting “Misfits:” Canada and the Nansen Passport.” The International Migration Review 28, no. 2 (1994): 281-306.

Sean Mills, “Quebec, Haiti, and the Deportation Crisis of 1974,” The Canadian Historical Review, v94 n3 (2013): 405-435.


Martin Pâquet et Érick Duchesne, « Étude de la complexité d’un événement : les responsables politiques québécois et les immigrants illégaux haïtiens, 1972-1974 » Revue d’histoire de l’Amérique française 50:2 (1996), 173-200.

Marlene Epp, Refugees in Canada: A Brief History (Ottawa: Canadian Historical Association, 2017).


Marlene Epp, Les réfugiés au Canada. Un survol historique (Ottawa : Société historique du Canada, 2017).

Andrew S. Thompson and Stephanie Bangarth, “Transnational Christian Charity: The Canadian Council of Churches, the World Council of Churches, and the Hungarian Refugee Crisis, 1956–1957.” American Review of Canadian Studies 38.3 (2008): 295-316.

Jan Raska,”Humanitarian Gesture: Canada and the Tibetan Resettlement Program, 1971–5,” The Canadian Historical Review, vol. 97 no. 4, 2016, pp. 546-575.

Jan Raska, “Remembering the Prague Spring Refugees,” in Daniel Ross, ed. Confronting Canadian Migration History (Active History, 2019).

Stephanie Bangarth, “Canada’s Complicated History of Refugee Reception,” in Daniel Ross, Confronting Canadian Migration History (Active History, 2019).


Historica Canada Heritage Minute, The Boat People (2017) https://www.historicacanada.ca/content/heritage-minutes/boat-people-refugees

Historica Canada Heritage Minute, Underground Railroad (1991). https://www.historicacanada.ca/content/heritage-minutes/underground-railroad

Montreal Holocaust Museum, Building New Lives. http://refairesavie.museeholocauste.ca/eng/


Musée Holocauste Montréal, Refaire sa vie. http://refairesavie.museeholocauste.ca/fra

Peter Showler, Refugee Sandwich: Stories of Refuge and Exile (MQUP, 2006). Conveys the experience of refugees appearing in front of the Immigration and Refugee Board.


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