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By admin2 on Thursday, December 21, 2017
It should come as no surprise that Trump has had an impact on right-wing extremism in Canada. Significant media attention, both nationally and internationally, has been given to “The Trump Effect” in Canada. This has left Canadians with the impression that the current wave of hate is a direct consequence of Trump’s election victory.
By admin2 on Thursday, December 21, 2017
Teresa Michelle Gratton, a 50-year-old wife, mother and grandmother, died in immigration detention on Oct. 30. Her letters from behind bars shed light on her mindset in the days and weeks before her death.
By admin2 on Thursday, December 21, 2017
A new wave of asylum seekers will arrive from the U.S., and the welcome mat may no longer be out.
By admin2 on Thursday, December 21, 2017
For almost two years, the Newcomer Kitchen, housed in the Depanneur, a culinary incubator on College St., has been the weekly gathering place for Syrian newcomer women, where they share stories and experiences, as well as joy and tears — all while using their cooking skills to make food for catering and meals for the public. 
By admin2 on Thursday, December 21, 2017
Irene Gyselinck arrived in Canada as a refugee from Germany on Aug. 25, 1951, with her mother and brother. She was just a one-year-old, and has never known any other home since. But after more than 60 years in Canada, Gyselinck discovered she's not actually Canadian.
By admin2 on Thursday, December 21, 2017
The Dasni family survived unspeakable horrors in Iraq. When they arrived in Toronto last year, they had nothing: no money, no English and only a vague idea of where Canada was on a map. Without the support of a dedicated group of volunteers, they say they couldn’t have coped with the shock of their new lives here — raising important questions about Canada’s ability to help traumatized refugees.
By admin2 on Thursday, December 21, 2017
CSIS had been facing a $35-million lawsuit from five employees alleging it ignored a toxic work environment. Canada’s spy agency did not release the terms of the settlement, announced Thursday.
By admin2 on Thursday, December 21, 2017
As of the end of November, the Immigration and Refugee Board says 16,522 asylum claims were received from people who’ve crossed the border illegally and 2,198 of those have been completed.
By admin2 on Thursday, December 14, 2017
The standing committee on citizenship and immigration said Canada's so-called “medical inadmissibility” provision goes against the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities and is out of touch with Canadian values. 
By admin2 on Thursday, December 14, 2017
International Development Minister Marie-Claude Bibeau says Canadians have donated a total of $12.5 million towards easing the refugee crisis in Burma, a sum the federal government intends to match.
By admin2 on Wednesday, December 13, 2017
Five unaccompanied youth refugees will move into a cozy four-bedroom home, operated by Matthew House, a non-profit charity that helps refugees with their settlement needs.
By admin2 on Wednesday, December 13, 2017
“Where are you from?” has turned into a multicultural minefield. What some used to consider a basic curiosity has become politicized. 
By admin2 on Wednesday, December 13, 2017
The federal government is turning to the private sector to help draft the latest version of the Canadian citizenship test. A request for proposal went out on Tuesday morning, with Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship​ Canada (IRCC) explaining that it needs help to “develop a pool of (400) multiple choice official questions, a test blueprint, and 15 versions of the Canadian citizenship knowledge test.”
By admin2 on Wednesday, December 13, 2017
The monthly publication’s editor in chief is Kameel Nasrawi, a refugee from Syria, who came to Canada with his wife of more than 10 years and two young children in January 2016. The family was inspired to make the move after a pledge by the Liberal government to accept 25,000 Syrian refugees through sponsorships.
By admin2 on Wednesday, December 13, 2017
Ottawa is boosting its roster of Indigenous language interpreters in the House of Commons, even as MPs grapple with whether to move beyond the chamber's two official languages, English and French.
By admin2 on Wednesday, December 13, 2017
Two "amazing" years have passed since Syrian refugee Najeeb Al Masri and his family arrived in Canada from Turkey.The engineering student spoke with CTV News Channel Sunday about the challenges of adjusting to life in Toronto, where he landed with his family in December 2015.
By admin2 on Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Advocates want province to eliminate wait period for refugees from war-torn countries to take G2 road tests.

By admin2 on Wednesday, December 13, 2017
These are among the people who have been on the front lines of the sexual-assault policing reforms happening across the country in response to The Globe and Mail’s Unfounded investigation, which in February revealed that Canadian law enforcement has been dismissing sexual-assault allegations at a rate much higher than for other crimes.
By admin2 on Thursday, December 7, 2017
Immigration Minister Ahmed Hussen said Sunday his department will process 80 per cent of backlogged permanent resident applications by the end of next year. But critics say Ottawa still isn’t doing enough to protect caregivers and prevent their families from being separated.
By admin2 on Thursday, December 7, 2017
Growing up, actor Simu Liu constantly fought with his immigrant parents. Now, he sees through their eyes—and pays tribute to them.
By admin2 on Thursday, December 7, 2017
A series of racist cyberattacks — as evidenced by screen shots — on a Black first-year engineering student at the University of Toronto is throwing light on the continuing legacy of anti-Black racism on campus as well as institutional barriers to redress the issue.
By admin2 on Thursday, December 7, 2017
A new daycare that incorporates trauma counselling for immigrant and refugee children in Victoria is among projects that will receive a share of $33 million in funding for new licensed child care spaces in British Columbia.
By admin2 on Thursday, December 7, 2017
The child welfare system separated Abdoul Abdi from his family, deprived him of a stable home and subjected him to abuse in at least one of the 20 homes he lived in. Where he sits now — in a medium-security prison, fearing deportation back to a country he has never known — is the result of an institutional cruelty that non-citizen children face, and that repeatedly criminalizes Black youth.
By admin2 on Thursday, December 7, 2017
From forced labour in Libya to a job as a founding member of an Italian fashion start-up, Bassirou has come a long way in two years, thanks to his skills with scissors.
By admin2 on Thursday, December 7, 2017
From forced labour in Libya to a job as a founding member of an Italian fashion start-up, Bassirou has come a long way in two years, thanks to his skills with scissors.