Mail on Michael's essay "Let Them In", and on the poem "Home"
In Michael's opening remarks last week, he talked about Canada's history of welcoming those Franz Fanon called "the wretched of the earth." Tens of thousands of Irish famine victims found refuge in Canada - as did tens of thousands of Vietnamese and Hungarians fleeing war and unrest. However, we failed Jewish refugees just prior to World War Two, when our policy was "none is too many."
If you would like to read the poem in full, or listen to Yanna McIntosh perform it, please click here.