Refugee Hotels: The Discourse of Hospitality and the Rise of Immigration Detention in Canada

@article{Dawson2014RefugeeHT,
  title={Refugee Hotels: The Discourse of Hospitality and the Rise of Immigration Detention in Canada},
  author={C. Dawson},
  journal={University of Toronto Quarterly},
  year={2014},
  volume={83},
  pages={826 - 846}
}
  • C. Dawson
  • Published 2014
  • History
  • University of Toronto Quarterly
  • While serving as Minister of Citizenship and Immigration Canada between 2008 and 2013, Jason Kenney likened the detention facilities used to house an increasing number of asylum seekers and non-status migrants to hotels. And yet, when addressing the responsibilities of citizenship, he repeatedly argued that “Canada is not a hotel.” However contradictory, Kenney’s references to hotels and, implicitly, to the comforts and privileges they represent, draw on the idea of Canadian hospitality: the… CONTINUE READING
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