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Canadian Points of View Reference Centre

Canadian Points of View Reference Centre provides a balance of materials from leading political magazines from all sides of the political spectrum, newspapers, radio and TV news transcripts, primary source documents and reference books. The database also offers guides for writing position papers, developing arguments, and debating.

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A Hundred Years of Immigration to Canada: a Chronology Focusing on Refugees and Discrimination
This website by the Canadian Council for Refugees consists of : Part 1 (1900-1949) and Part 2 (1950-1999) .

Canada’s Immigration Museum
As well as being a museum site, there is also a brief history of Pier 21 as an important landing place for ships coming to Canada.