Canada is a country of arrivals and departures, a key piece in the jigsaw puzzle of the globalized world. This month, in two major essays, we examine both the comers and the goers. Jeffrey Reitz‘s “Taxi Driver Syndrome” looks at the perennial Canadian problem of well-educated immigrants who find their training and skills seriously under-utilized when they reach Canada’s shores. And Jennifer Welsh‘s “Our Overlooked Diaspora” examines the 8% of the Canadian population that is spread out all over the globe. She says we must stop thinking of these far-flung citizens as a “brain drain” and start considering them as a healthy example of “brain circulation.”
Also this month, Lyndsay Green, herself the author of You Could Live A Long Time: Are You Ready?, reviews Michael Adams’ latest work, Stayin’ Alive: How Canadian Baby Boomers Will Work, Play and Find Meaning in the Second Half of Their Adult Lives, a title which pretty much says it all.
Keep on truckin’, as the boomers like to say.
Bronwyn Drainie Editor