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By admin2 on Wednesday, May 25, 2016
In Canada, if you are a refugee claimant or non-citizen and come to the attention of Canada Border Services Agency, the federal agency has the power to detain you indefinitely. You can be incarcerated for months or even years, simply for not having the correct papers, or because an official thinks you are unlikely to attend future appointments.
By admin2 on Wednesday, May 25, 2016

The case of fatally injured Jamaican farm hand Sheldon McKenzie exposes the injustice of the seasonal worker program. 

By admin2 on Wednesday, May 25, 2016
A survey of citizens in 27 countries ranks Canada fourth among the world’s most welcoming countries for refugees after China, Germany and the United Kingdom. The survey by Amnesty International found that 80 per cent of 27,000 respondents would welcome refugees with open arms and take them into their own homes.


By admin2 on Wednesday, May 25, 2016

A historic chapter of Canada's resettlement effort closed Friday as the last five government-assisted families moved out.

By admin2 on Wednesday, May 25, 2016
The Canada Border Services Agency is looking into tracking detainees electronically, rather than keeping them in custody.  A government tender posted online this month asks industry for feedback on how to manage alternatives to detention, “including a community supervision program supported with electronic supervision tools,” for people detained under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act.
By admin2 on Wednesday, May 25, 2016
After surviving their first winter on the west coast of Newfoundland, Mohammed Almaidani, his wife and two infant children are settled into their new home in Corner Brook, and picking up life where it left off for the refugee family. In his early 30s, Almaidani has 17 years of experience as a barber, and it didn't take long for him to get back behind the chair in his new home town.
By admin2 on Wednesday, May 25, 2016
One-year-old Elyas Albik and his parents have a love affair with Alberta’s nightlife, but it’s not what you think. .A couple of weeks ago, they went for a walk in the dark for the first time in five years. For Elyas, it was the first time he had been out at night in his life. Instead of the sounds of bombs and gunfire, all they heard were the chirps of crickets.
By admin2 on Tuesday, May 17, 2016
An immigrant health clinic run by the Victorian Order of Nurses opened Wednesday in Windsor.  It will serve more than 600 Syrian refugees who have already arrived in Windsor and Essex County. The clinic solves several issues for visitors, say health officials. It groups patients who can't speak English and provides them with translators and staff who are equipped to deal with refugee needs, including mental health struggles and culture shock.
By admin2 on Tuesday, May 17, 2016
Brothers Khamsum Wangdu and Kunsang Namgyal came to Canada from Nepal with big dreams — to continue their studies in dentistry and become certified to practice here.With Canadian accreditation, the Tibetan refugees hope to pay it forward, helping Tibetans both here and in Nepal with their dental needs.
By admin2 on Tuesday, May 17, 2016
The family of a migrant farm worker who died several months after a severe head injury says the program that brought him to Canada stripped him of his labour rights after he was hurt, then tried to cut off his access to health care.