Hot Topic: Official Apology for Komagata Maru Incident

The government of Canada is preparing to offer a formal apology on May 18 for the Komagata Maru incident in 1914 when Asian steamship passengers were turned away in Vancouver. Carleton experts are available to discuss the incident, the policies that lead to it, what has changed since that time and what still needs to change.

Elliot Tepper
Distinguished senior fellow at the Norman Paterson School of International Affairs
and senior research fellow at the Centre for Security and Defence Studies

Phone: 613-225-8076 or
Email: or

Tepper has worked with national and international organizations on a broad range of topics and has been engaged with media throughout his career. He can offer commentary on general topics of international relations, such as nuclear issues, the UN and great power politics; and geopolitical issues such as terrorism. More specifically, he is available to comment on issues relating to Asia, including India.

Andrew Cardozo
Adjunct professor in the School of Journalism and Communication and president of the Pearson Centre for Progressive Policy

Phone: Office 613-295-1260, Mobile 613-295-1260

Cardozo has worked on public policy throughout his career in positions of leadership and team building. He has been a commissioner at the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC), executive director of the Alliance of Sector Councils and the founding president of the Pearson-Shoyama Institute.

He has been a columnist for the Toronto Star, Broadcast Dialogue and the Hill Times.

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