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New Temporary Exhibit at Pier 21

The Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21 is pleased to present Ordinary Lives, Extraordinary Times: Italian Canadian Experiences During World War II. This temporary exhibit commemorates the hundreds of Italian Canadians sent to internment camps and prisons during the Second World War.

On June 10, 1940, Italy declared war on Great Britain and her allies; in reaction, the Canadian Prime Minister Mackenzie King declared as “enemy aliens” an estimated 31,000 Italian-Canadians considered a threat to the safety of Canada.

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Breakfast With a Fascinating Canadian: Dr. Jim Spatz

Members of the media are invited to attend the latest installment in the Breakfast with a Fascinating Canadian series, featuring keynote speaker Dr. Jim Spatz.

The series, which started in 2003, has had 17 speakers from a variety of sectors across Canada in support of the Museum.

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Pier 21 and Passages Canada host panel discussion with women immigrant professionals

The Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21 and Passages Canada are delighted to co-host an evening of conversation with immigrant women professionals from Atlantic Canada.

A panel featuring María José Yax-Fraser, Nikki Jafari, and Eunice Abaga will engage in a wide-ranging discussion on challenges, successes and avenues through which they achieved their goals.

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