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By admin2 on Tuesday, February 27, 2018
Toure, now Canada’s longest-serving immigration detainee, is not charged with any crime and is not considered a danger to the public. He has been locked up since 2013 solely because Canada has been unable to deport him.
By admin2 on Tuesday, February 27, 2018
Dr. Nesreen Kord came to Canada with her family 23 years ago, and remembers the many challenges she faced. Hotel-Dieu Grace Healthcare's 'Positive Parenting Program' aims to teach people good parenting skills, and is now being offered in Arabic.
By admin2 on Tuesday, February 27, 2018
A 12-year-old girl stuck between two countries that refuse to claim her continues to face immigration roadblocks as her adoptive Canadian father fights to bring her to Canada. Vaden Earle has been trying to bring Widlene Alexis Earle to Canada since he adopted her eight years ago. He says they’re running out of time and running for their lives, as they hide out in the Dominican Republic.
By admin2 on Tuesday, February 27, 2018
Abdoul Abdi, who never got Canadian citizenship while growing up in foster care in Nova Scotia, was detained by the Canada Border Services Agency after serving five years in prison for multiple offences, including aggravated assault.
By admin2 on Tuesday, February 27, 2018
Refugees are being taken advantage of by unscrupulous finance companies and salespeople who are using a family’s interest in their child’s education, combined with federal government letters of encouragement and federal benefits, to enroll refugees in savings programs with a high risk of financial loss.
By admin2 on Wednesday, February 21, 2018
The ethical case to fight the deportation of former child refugee Abdoul Abdi from Canada is a straightforward one with no visible shades of grey. Yet it has ballooned into a needless battle exposing federal and provincial indifference to non-citizen children.
By admin2 on Wednesday, February 21, 2018
At the heart of his pledge is a vow to create a “recognition and implementation of (an) Indigenous rights framework” that will include new ways to recognize and implement such rights.
By admin2 on Wednesday, February 21, 2018
Average processing time of spousal sponsorship applications has been reduced to 12 months from 26.
By admin2 on Wednesday, February 21, 2018
Immigration Minister Ahmed Hussen said today he will present a plan by April to amend an outdated policy that excludes immigrants based on their medical conditions — but the NDP wants quicker action to end the "discriminatory" clause.
By admin2 on Wednesday, February 21, 2018
Asylum claims from Romanians have risen substantially since the Liberal government lifted the requirement that they obtain a visa to enter Canada. Immigration department officials say about 232 people have lodged claims since the visa requirement was lifted in December.
By admin2 on Wednesday, February 21, 2018
Late last fall, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau unveiled the $40-billion National Housing Strategy, which will create 100,000 new housing units and repair another 300,000 for vulnerable families and individuals over the coming decade. The plan is to cut chronic homelessness in Canada by 50 per cent.
By admin2 on Wednesday, February 21, 2018
Family Day took on a special meaning Monday for dozens of recent immigrants and refugees, as they celebrated the holiday for the first time with other newcomers in true Canadian style: by snowshoeing. Most have only been in the country for a few weeks, and some remain separated from their families overseas.
By admin2 on Wednesday, February 21, 2018
HIPC partnered with Hamilton Centre for Civic Inclusion and launched the first phase of the #HamiltonForAll campaign in November 2017, which aims at celebrating diversity, inspiring Hamilton residents to connect with and welcome newcomers and reduce myths and misconceptions.
By admin2 on Thursday, February 15, 2018
Immigration Minister Ahmed Hussen says the government has met its goal of shortening wait times for those hoping to sponsor their spouse from abroad. Hussen says the backlog of applications now sits at 15,000, down from 75,000 in 2016.
By admin2 on Thursday, February 15, 2018
As Abdoul Abdi faces deportation, his case shows years’ worth of federal and provincial indifference
By admin2 on Thursday, February 15, 2018
“Going forward, recognition of rights will guide all government relations with Indigenous Peoples,” Prime Minister says in speech to House of Commons in wake of controversial acquittal of Saskatchewan farmer in the 2016 shooting death of Indigenous man Colten Boushie.
By admin2 on Thursday, February 15, 2018
According to Minister Hussen, the number of spousal immigration applications in the queue has dropped to 15,000 from 74,900 a year ago, and the average processing time has also been sharply reduced to 12 months from 26 months.
By admin2 on Wednesday, February 14, 2018
A Toronto legal clinic is representing six clients who are challenging the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) over treatment they argue violates their charter rights based on immigration status.
By admin2 on Wednesday, February 14, 2018
A Brampton judge has blasted a Mississauga-based translations company for its repeated failure to pay contract workers and what she described as an “intentional, habitual and high-handed course of conduct” that is “clearly aimed at taking advantage of a vulnerable sector of society for commercial gain.”
By admin2 on Wednesday, February 14, 2018
A group of leading experts speak at a panel discussion in Ottawa on the future of immigration in Canada in an era of political polarization.
By admin2 on Wednesday, February 14, 2018
A local committee is developing an online information hub to help new Canadians settle in this area -- which organizers say will be the first such initiative in rural Ontario.
By admin2 on Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Artist, activist and advocate, Ai WeiWei, writes an opinion piece for The Guardian on his experience as a refugee and filming the documentary Human Flow.

By admin2 on Friday, February 9, 2018
A CBC News investigation reveals more than 15 per cent of female asylum seekers who arrived in this country in the past five years said they did so to escape persecution for being a woman. It's the most common reason women seek refuge in Canada, ahead of religious, ethnic or political persecution.
By admin2 on Thursday, February 8, 2018
In 1986, Gus Dalton led a rescue of more than 150 refugees. It was the spark that brought large numbers of Tamils to Canada.
By admin2 on Thursday, February 8, 2018
Many of the refugee claimants are well-informed about their rights, and will phone the RCMP to be picked up once they arrive in Canada. “The RCMP will drive them to Hornby Street to file their refugee claim, [and begin the process of settlement],” said Friesen.