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Canusa Street Episode 44: An UNconventional Take on Migration

October 19, 202240:12

On this special episode, Chris and Scotty are joined by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees’ (UNHCR) representatives in Canada (Rema Jamous Imseis), the United States (Matthew Reynolds), and Mexico (Giovanni Lepri) for a conversation on refugees in North America and how immigrants improve society in all three countries.

For more information on the report on refugees in Canada that is mentioned in this episode, please visit:

Cover photo credits: Wreford


Rema Jamous Imseis Headshot

Rema Jamous Imseis

UNHCR Representative to Canada
Giovanni Lepri Headshot

Giovanni Lepri

UNHCR Representative to Mexico
Mathew Reynolds

Matthew Reynolds

UNHCR Representative to the United States of America and the Caribbean


Chris Sands

Christopher Sands

Director, Canada Institute
Maryscott Greenwood Profile Photo

Maryscott "Scotty" Greenwood

Chief Executive Officer, Canadian American Business Council

Canada Institute

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