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Oppression and Im/migrant Health in Canada


From: Oppression


This chapter discusses the harmful impacts of systemic oppression on the state of im/migrant health in Canada. It examines the trend of deterioration of health in im/migrants in Canada through various lenses.



Denise Spitzer

Elizabeth McGibbon is a professor in the Faculty of Science at St. Francis Xavier University. Her publications describe how public policy created oppression deepens disadvantage and heightens privilege to create and sustain intergenerational health damage. An invited author in eight multiple edition books about critical applications in health, she authored (with Josephine Etowa) the first Canadian book to tackle health care racism: Anti-Racist Health Care Practice.