25 october 2012

Jamaican Canadian realities and PM Simpson Miller's visit to Canada


(Photo CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick)
Jamaica's PM Portia Simpson Miller and Canada's PM Stephen Harper in Ottawa.

Jamaican Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller's first official visit to Canada was supposed to last five days, and end on Friday. It ended early because of Hurricane Sandy, and the Prime Minister's return to Jamaica.

However, in her few days here, she met with Canada's Prime Minister Stephen Harper and other Canadian officials, as well as members of the Jamaican Diaspora.

RCI's Wojtek Gwiazda spoke to Professor Andrea Davis about Canada-Jamaica relations and the reality of Jamaican Canadians. Davis is the Director of the Centre for Research on Latin America and the Caribbean (CERLAC) at Toronto's York University and co-editor of the book "Jamaica in the Canadian Experience: A Multiculturalizing Presence"

More information:
Canada-Jamaica joint statement - here
Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller info - here
Prime Minister Stephen Harper info - here
Canada-Jamaica relations info - here

More links:
Professor Andrea Davis info - here
'Jamaica in the Canadian Experience' info - here


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