January 6, 2009

Racism. Stop It! National Video Competition

Last month, somebody from www.notcanada.com sent me an email about the Top 8 Reasons not to Immigrate to Canada. I replied back by sending the post I made several months ago and never heard from them again.

Immigration to Canada is a major decision and you should always ask yourself, Why do you want to do this? Are you doing this for the right reason? If you are looking for opportunity to have a better quality of life for your family and you are willing to do everything in your power to achieve it, then Canada may be for you. Having a better quality of life in Canada as an immigrant requires sacrifice.

It can not be denied that racism exists even in Canada. However, if you are looking for a place where discrimination is inexistent, you may be ending up staying where you are.

March 21 Stop Racis

Since 1996, the Racism. Stop It! National Video Competition has been key event in the March 21 campaign.

March 21 is designated by the United Nations (UN) as the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination. It’s a day observed all around the world to focus attention on the problems of racism and the need to promote racial harmony.

The UN made this designation in 1966 to mark a tragic event that took place on March 21, 1960 in Sharpeville, South Africa when 69 peaceful demonstrators were killed during a protest against apartheid.

Canada was one of the first countries to support the UN initiative and launched its first annual campaign against racial discrimination in 1989.

For more information about the Racism. Stop It! National Video Competition, visit www.march21.gc.ca.