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Justine Mallou

M.A. Student

Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences

Political Science

Simon Fraser University

 My research focuses on the interplay between public policy analysis and political governance, with a particular focus on the development of ‘sanctuary city’, or Access Without Fear, policies in Canada. Canadian sanctuary city policies aim to support access to city services for residents with precarious or no immigration status. Through the application of a constructivist framework and qualitative research methodology, my research analyses how the issue of Canadian sanctuary city policies, particularly in Vancouver and Toronto, captured the attention of policymakers and gained entry to city council agendas.