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By admin2 on Friday, February 24, 2017

African migrants who have passed through South and Central America are in limbo at the Mexican border, fearful of travelling through the US.

By admin2 on Friday, February 24, 2017

Children under the care of a parent who was detained become 'legally invisible'

By admin2 on Friday, February 24, 2017

The streams of people crossing snow-laden fields, risking loss of fingers and life in the cold, have prompted a lively discussion about what to do about migrants circumventing our ports of entries at land borders.

By admin2 on Friday, February 24, 2017
A group of children held welcome signs as a crowd erupted in cheers at Winnipeg James Armstrong Richardson International Airport on Wednesday as a Yazidi family came down the escalator getting the first glimpse of their new home and community. 
By admin2 on Friday, February 24, 2017

Ontario is continuing to help businesses attract the talented people they need to compete globally by accepting more skilled newcomers than ever before through its successful Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program.

By admin2 on Friday, February 24, 2017
Toronto City Council passed the 2017 City budget on February 15. Despite calls from community members to "have a heart and stop the cuts", the final budget included some troubling services cuts affecting vulnerable communities. While filling in budget gaps to maintain many critical services, the 2017 City budget failed to take substantive action to advance poverty reduction goals in Toronto.
By admin2 on Thursday, February 23, 2017

Toronto police say they are investigating not only an anti-Muslim rally that took place on the doorstep of a downtown mosque a week ago, but allegations of hate speech inside the mosque as well.

By admin2 on Thursday, February 23, 2017

Ontario MPPs will vote on Thursday on a motion that asks them to condemn all forms of Islamophobia. .Amira Elghawaby, spokesperson for the National Council of Canadian Muslims, defines Islamophobia as the irrational fear or hatred of Muslims that leads to discrimination or acts of harassment or violence.

By admin2 on Thursday, February 23, 2017

Toronto homeless shelters are helping increasing numbers of refugees, prompting calls for more support from health-care workers and the mayor.

By admin2 on Thursday, February 23, 2017

We can't stop refugees from crossing the border.  We can show courage by helping them and heading off a U.S.-style nativist backlash. 

By admin2 on Tuesday, February 21, 2017
The City of Montreal unanimously approved a motion on Monday declaring itself a "sanctuary city" for unauthorized immigrants. The motion includes provisions to ensure undocumented people can obtain services without fear of deportation.Mayor Denis Coderre said the move is more than symbolic and will help protect and assist the most vulnerable without compromising security.
By admin2 on Tuesday, February 21, 2017

In addition to 1,200 government-assisted refugees, the Trudeau government says it also intends to facilitate private sponsorship of Yazidi refugees.

By admin2 on Friday, February 17, 2017

Statement from OHRC. Beyond remorse - to action.  Taking lasting action is the best way to remember and honour the victims.Canada is not immune tot he senseless and constant expression of racial intolerance and violence.

By admin2 on Friday, February 17, 2017
Businesses shut their doors, students skipped class and thousands of demonstrators took to the streets in cities across the United States on Thursday to protest President Donald Trump’s immigration policies.
By admin2 on Thursday, February 16, 2017
Refugees in the U.S. are facing adverse impacts from the executive orders and there are initiatives Canada can under take to help.
By admin2 on Thursday, February 16, 2017
The United Nations’ refugee agency has asked Bangladesh to allow it to negotiate with the United States, Canada and some European countries to resettle around 1,000 Rohingya Muslims living in the South Asian nation.
By admin2 on Thursday, February 16, 2017
The largest influx of illegal crossings of refugees at the Canada-US border is in Quebec, eliciting various reactions at the National Assembly.
By admin2 on Thursday, February 16, 2017
There is a pressing need for a Global Centre to confront Islamophobia. Sections of the Muslim community in Canada are already discussing the idea. And given the approach of the Canadian government towards the issue, some of them believe there would be no better place than Ottawa to host such a global organization.
By admin2 on Thursday, February 16, 2017
The IRB hopes redeployment can boost decision-makers' productivity by 15 to 20 percent.  Claims from 18 countries could be fast-tracked.
By admin2 on Thursday, February 16, 2017
The number of people braving the elements to cross the US border has jumped in recent months in Manitoba, Quebec and British Columbia.
By admin2 on Thursday, February 16, 2017
A list of some frequently asked questions about refugee claimants arriving from the US. 
By admin2 on Monday, February 13, 2017

Critics say the Safe Three Country agreement was signed under the assumption both Canada and the US were safe havens for refugees, and with US President Donald Trump's recent policy changes, that can no longer be assumed.

By admin2 on Monday, February 13, 2017

Bill C-23, introduced by Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale and likely to pass in the current sitting of Parliament, would give new powers to US border guards to question, search and even detain Canadian citizens on Canadian soil, threatening their automatic right to enter Canada.

By admin2 on Monday, February 13, 2017

A sharp fee increase has helped fuel a dramatic drop in the number of immigrants applying to become Canadian citizens, according to immigration advocates. In the first 9 months of 2016 there was a decrease of 50% from the same period a year earlier.

By admin2 on Monday, February 13, 2017

New census report "gives us new insights into how density is impacting our city in not only the downtown, but in areas of the city like Etobicoke and North York. To keep up with this kind of growth, our city needs to invest in reliable transit and improve access to services and amenities like greenspace and recreation."