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Arts and Entertainment, Immigration & Refugees, Society

Krystaal back in Saskatchewan, performing

Krystaal is the popular trio who sing Christian gospet music to packed venues around the world, Michel, Fabian, and Aliston Lwambas are three brothers, born into a wealthy family in the Democratic Republic of Congo, then known as Zaire. Healing &» 

Immigration & Refugees, Society

Refugee policy in Canada applauded

Canada’s refugee advocacy groups are celebrating “Canada’s leadership for refugees” at the same time as they “look for more” action to help asylum seekers. Today is World Refugee Day and the umbrella group, Canadian Council for Refugees has added its» 

Immigration & Refugees, International

U.S. separation of families sparks call for Canadian action

The outrage over the United States separating asylum-seeking parents from their children has elicited a demand that Canada rescind a refugee agreement it has with the U.S. The Safe Third Country Agreement stipulates that anyone who comes to an official» 

Arts and Entertainment, Immigration & Refugees, International

Eid toy drive: a new tradition from an old one

Eid al Fitr is the holiday Muslims around the world are celebrating today. The end of the fasting for the holy month of Ramadan began in Sabreen Abu-Zeyada’s house this morning in Ottawa, with prayers, and then food. “I remember» 

Immigration & Refugees, International

Canada History – 7 June 1939: the Tragedy of the MS St Louis

The MS St Louis was a smallish, but well-appointed trans-Atlantic passenger liner of the Hamburg-America line. In 1939 it was already clear to the Jewish population in Germany that they weren’t welcome and things could get much worse. It was» 

Immigration & Refugees

German settlers celebrated at Canada’s immigration museum

A celebration of German, Austrian and Swiss culture will be held on June 7, 2018 to honour people of German heritage who have come to settle in the eastern province of Nova Scotia since 1750. The event will be held» 

Immigration & Refugees, International, Politics

American pamphlets discovered encouraging illegal entry to Canada

It was discovered just this past weekend that a pamphlet is being distributed at American hotels and bus terminals near the Canadian border giving advice for migrants to cross illegally into Canada. Politically this is called “irregular” crossing into Canada.» 

Arts and Entertainment, Immigration & Refugees, International, Society

Former revolutionary, refugee, author speaks at immigration museum

Carmen Aguirre will again tell the story of how she settled in Canada after fighting as part of the Chilean resistance and later became an award-winning author, playwright and actor. She will appear at the Canadian Museum of Immigration at» 

Immigration & Refugees, International, Politics

Canada pledges $300M to Rohingya crisis, but remains vague on resettlement

Canada is pledging $300 million in foreign aid over the next three years to help the persecuted Rohingya Muslim minority fleeing a brutal campaign of ethnic cleansing in their native Myanmar, Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland and International Development Minister» 

Immigration & Refugees, Society

Asian Heritage Month-Toronto’s past and present Chinatown

Walking tours of what Chinatown was, and what it is now Toronto is Canada’s largest and most diverse city, and has long been the site of one of the country’s largest and most vibrant Chinese communities. Arlene Chan is a»