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By admin2 on Thursday, October 29, 2015

Mississauga-based Able Translations has been subject to at least 30 small claims court cases in the GTA since 2007, but the company says complaints from workers about not being paid, or slow payment, are ‘baseless.’

By admin2 on Thursday, October 29, 2015

The archdiocese announced Project Hope in early September in response to the overwhelming wave of Syrian refugees who have fled their homeland due to conflict and persecution. It asked its parishioners and 225 Catholic churches to step up and help raise money and form volunteer sponsorship committees over 100 days to help with the settlement of the refugees once they land here.

By admin2 on Thursday, October 22, 2015

Advocates say it is not impossible, but may be extremely difficult for the new government to resettle 25,000 Syrian refugees by Jan. 1.

By admin2 on Thursday, October 22, 2015

One of the most important results of Monday’s historic election is its affirmation that most Canadians reject the divisive xenophobia that has become a winning strategy for many European politicians.
Refugees, niqabs and what it means to be a Canadian citizen dominated the second half of the campaign, and the Conservatives' rhetoric on such issues initially seemed to work in their favour.  But the vote results proved them wrong.

By admin2 on Wednesday, October 14, 2015
The Prime Minister’s Office directed Canadian immigration officials to stop processing one of the most vulnerable classes of Syrian refugees this spring and declared that all UN-referred refugees would require approval from the Prime Minister, a decision that halted a critical aspect of Canada’s response to a global crisis.
By admin2 on Wednesday, October 14, 2015
Hundreds of academics are calling on the federal government to dramatically enhance the country’s response to the Syrian and global refugee crises, suggesting that doing so would align with Canada’s history of resettling people displaced by brutal conflicts.
By admin2 on Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Job quality across Canada has declined steadily since the late 1980s, with the erosion of full-time growth in favour of part-time work, yet the rise in precarious employment has failed to figure largely in this federal election campaign.

By admin2 on Wednesday, October 14, 2015
We have heard much about the economy in this election, but barely any talk of the financial and social costs of having such high rates of homelessness. But these costs are too great to ignore. We need a national housing strategy, the recognition of housing as a human right and federal re-investment in housing.
By admin2 on Friday, October 2, 2015
More than nine in 10 Canadians surveyed by Statistics Canada said symbols like the Charter of Rights and Freedoms and the flag were important symbols of national identity. By and large, immigrants and minority groups were more likely to believe national symbols are very important to Canada's national identity.
By admin2 on Thursday, October 1, 2015

By championing the cause of a convicted terrorist, Justin Trudeau and Tom Mulcair are taking a big, but necessary, political risk. The convicted terrorist is Zakaria Amara, now serving a life sentence in a Canadian jail for his part in a 2006 plot to set off bombs in downtown Toronto. “A Canadian is a Canadian is a Canadian,” an impassioned Trudeau said during Monday’s televised leaders’ debate. “You devalue the citizenship of every Canadian in this place and in this country when you break down and make it conditional for anybody.”

By admin2 on Thursday, October 1, 2015
Cities of Migration article features the Neighborhood Development Centre (NDC)  a program in St. Paul Minnesota that empowers local entrepreneurs to transform lives and revitalize their own neighbourhoods. NDC provides training, helps develop business, creates jobs in the community in addition to creating and developing incubators for entrepreneurs.