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By admin2 on Thursday, October 26, 2017
In her book, “Technically Wrong: Sexist Apps, Biased Algorithms, and Other Threats of Toxic Tech," Wachter-Boettcher lays out how technology, being made by humans and informed by human environments, all too frequently replicates the blind spots and prejudices of people, especially the predominantly white, male people running Silicon Valley.
By admin2 on Thursday, October 26, 2017
A new TV show, Political Blind Date, sends Canadian politicians — who are at odds over issues such as marijuana or transit — out on a ‘date’ to see if they can find common ground
By admin2 on Tuesday, October 24, 2017
Although it is described as imposing a duty of religious neutrality on public servants and people using government services, the new law is neither neutral nor constitutional. It is impossible to reconcile this law as anything other than the targeting of a minority group, a slightly narrower spin on the now perennial Quebec debate over the wearing of (non-Catholic) religious identifiers. 
By admin2 on Tuesday, October 24, 2017
Almost 70 per cent of refugees who illegally cross the U.S. border into Canada are granted asylum here, despite the widespread public view that these border-crossers are not real refugees in need of protection.
By admin2 on Tuesday, October 24, 2017

“This [film promotion tour] is much more effort than making the film,” he shrugs. “But it’s hard to get people to sit for two hours in a theatre. That’s why I hope you guys can convince people to see the film. It’s important to be informed.” And just like that, Ai breaks through the film promotion industry’s fourth wall, or more to the point, completely ignores it. 

By admin2 on Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Peel Regional Police say a woman was charged in late August after several people reported that they paid large sums of money to the "Afghan Refugee Relief Organization" to help them sponsor family members to come to Canada. They allege the accused, who said she was the head of the organization, accepted money but never processed the paperwork through the Canada Border Services Agency or Citizenship and Immigration Canada.

By admin2 on Tuesday, October 24, 2017

In general, sanctuary cities put procedures in place to provide access to services to all residents regardless of their immigration status. But since Coderre’s declaration, individuals without status in Montreal “still do not have access to declared work, education, healthcare, housing and protection against sexual violence,” the Non-Status Women’s Collective of Montreal said in a statement. Activists also say that of the 2,872 calls Montreal police made to the Canadian Border Services Agency in 2016, 83 percent related to verifying immigration status. “This practice continues to this day,” the group said.

By admin2 on Tuesday, October 24, 2017

As a growing number of Canadians demanded action on the Rohingya crisis — many calling for Ottawa to revoke the Burmese leader Aung San Suu Kyi's honorary Canadian citizenship — Karen MacArthur was flying over Northern Rakhine state, ground zero for the Rohingya's plight. Canada's ambassador to Myanmar is one of very few Canadians, or foreigners from anywhere, who have seen that troubled strip of land since the violence and displacement started, prompting many, including the UN and Canada, to describe it as ethnic cleansing.

By admin2 on Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Canada's current aging and slow-growing population means a country that has both fewer fiscal resources and higher costs, writes Doug Saunders.

By admin2 on Thursday, October 19, 2017
Equipped with 28 years of woodcarving experience and a roll of tools at the London Community Woodshop, Yousef Al Kurdi has been handcrafting gifts for city hall, London Police Headquarters and even Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.
By admin2 on Thursday, October 19, 2017
A mother of three who fled Burundi last year says she's heard nothing about her bid to bring her husband and young children here, despite a pledge by the Canadian government to speed up the family reunification process.
By admin2 on Thursday, October 19, 2017
A group of prominent human and civil rights organizations has filed a joint submission to the UN Human Rights Council, saying Canada’s treatment of immigration detainees violates international law.
By admin2 on Thursday, October 19, 2017
Employers seeking low-wage temporary foreign workers are required by law to bear the costs of bringing the workers to Canada. In practice, many of the low-wage workers end up paying Canadian job recruiters.
By admin2 on Thursday, October 19, 2017
During his 14 years as the Star’s Immigration reporter, Nicholas Keung has heard all sorts of claims made by individuals seeking to enter Canada as to why they should be admitted or not deported. Similarly, he has reviewed countless decisions by Canada’s immigration authorities denying or admitting immigration for various reasons.
By admin2 on Thursday, October 19, 2017

The Liberal government is finalizing its 2018 immigration plan, aiming to strike the right balance amid a global migration crisis, a surge in illegal border-crossers and persistent labour gaps across the country. Immigration Minister Ahmed Hussen recently wrapped up cross-country consultations and is preparing to table the annual immigration levels in the House of Commons by the Nov. 1 deadline.

By admin2 on Thursday, October 19, 2017
Similar to a school district or division, the First Nations-led school system will be the first of its kind in Canada. The program aims to provide a quality education founded on “First Nations languages, histories and cultures to nurture each child’s identity and growth” for the 1,700 students at 10 participating schools.
By admin2 on Thursday, October 19, 2017
A controversial Quebec bill to ban women wearing niqabs and burkas from offering or receiving public services was voted into law Wednesday. 
By admin2 on Thursday, October 12, 2017

It's been more than a decade since Parshu Giri arrived on P.E.I. from a Bhutanese refugee camp in Nepal. Now the 23-year-old is about to launch his first CD, produced in Nepal and P.E.I., featuring songs in Nepalese. 

By admin2 on Thursday, October 12, 2017
An RCMP interview guide used to screen asylum seekers on their prayer habits and views on women who don't wear the hijab was "inappropriate and inconsistent with government policy," a spokesperson for Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale says.
By admin2 on Wednesday, October 11, 2017
When a B.C. court recently certified a class-action lawsuit on behalf of a group of temporary foreign workers against Mac's Convenience Stores, the focus was on this unique case of worker exploitation. Lift the hood, though, and you'll see how easily immigration rules can allow such manipulation to occur.
By admin2 on Wednesday, October 11, 2017
Low-wage migrant farmworkers are a crucial and growing part of Canada’s economy. Yet in most cases it’s impossible for them to get permanents status, which experts say leaves them vulnerable to exploitation.
By admin2 on Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Fewer than one per cent of the asylum seekers crossing into Canada illegally have a serious criminal background, according to the Canada Border Services Agency. Appearing before the House of Commons immigration committee studying the issue today, CBSA associate vice-president Jacques Cloutier said any potential risks are swiftly identified and dealt with.

By admin2 on Wednesday, October 11, 2017

In a partial victory for longtime immigration detainee Ebrahim Toure, a Superior Court judge ruled Thursday that his indefinite detention in a maximum-security jail without charge amounted to “cruel and unusual” treatment and violated the Charter of Rights and Freedoms. But Justice Alfred O’Marra rejected Toure’s application for release, ruling that the federal government still had a right to detain the West African man, who has been behind bars for more than four-and-a-half years because Canada has been unable to deport him.

By admin2 on Wednesday, October 11, 2017
Like many of Ontario’s downtowns, Leamington’s has seen better days. But the thousands of low-wage temporary farm workers from Mexico and the Caribbean, the work they provide and the money they spend here — Mayor John Paterson figures $15 million a year — have transformed the local economy.
By admin2 on Thursday, October 5, 2017
Starting Oct. 11, permanent residents will be eligible to apply for Canadian citizenship if they have lived in the country for three out of the previous five years.