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Immigration & Refugees, Politics, Society

Canada Post- Strikes begin in labour dispute

Canada’s national postal union had begun a series of rotating strikes as they seek a better contract with the public mail delivery service. The union representing about 50,000 workers began a series fo rotating strikes at four cities across Canada» 

Immigration & Refugees, Politics, Society

Crucifix in Quebec’s National Assembly debated again

The crucifix, that hangs over the speaker’s chair in the province of Quebec’s National Assembly, is once again the subject of great debate. This is the result of the larger debate that premier-elect Francois Legault ignited with his election campaign» 

Arts and Entertainment, Environment, Immigration & Refugees, Society

Sudbury’s murals celebrate urban beauty

Sudbury, Ontario, one of the major nickel mining centres of Canada, was once known for its almost lunar landscape. Extensive logging and the blackened surfaces left in the wake of the mining processes, made the northern Ontario centre the butt» 

Immigration & Refugees, International, Politics, Society

Oxfam Canada says way more must be done to help female refugees

In a what it hopes is a call to action for Canada and other countries to do more to salve and rectify the horrifying consequences of gender inequality faced by female refugees around the world, Oxfam Canada has released a» 

Immigration & Refugees, Society

Immigration: benefit or burden?

(First published in March 2017) As soon as the word “immigration” is uttered, it incites a litany of opinions and questions. Is there a Canadian equivalent of the American dream for immigrants? Who are these immigrants to Canada? Where do» 

Immigration & Refugees, International

Canada provides $62.5M to support Palestinian refugees

Canada will contribute up to $50 million over two years to the beleaguered UN agency that supports Palestinian refugees after the United States cut its aid, International Development Minister Marie-Claude Bibeau announced Friday. Ottawa will also provide up to $12.5» 

Immigration & Refugees, Society

Citizenship Week includes unique Montreal ceremony

Twenty-four candidates will be sworn in as Canadian citizens in a special ceremony today at the tallest inclined tower in the world situated in Montreal. The event is the last of three citizenship ceremonies held at elevated Canadian landmarks during» 

Immigration & Refugees

Rania Sfeir: from broadcaster to citizenship judge

Over the last 10 years Canada has welcomed more than 1.75 million proud new Canadians. Rania Sfeir was one of them. She arrived in Canada with her husband and two small children from their native Lebanon in 2003 and became a» 

Immigration & Refugees, Indigenous, International, Politics, Society

Demonstrators hit Montreal streets to protest CAQ ‘racist” policies

Less than a week after Francois Legault and his right-of-centre Coalition Avenir Quebec party swept to power in Quebec’s general election, a wide range of demonstrators took to the streets of Montreal on Sunday to protest what they say are» 

Immigration & Refugees, International

Are migrants crossing ‘illegally’ into Canada, or ‘irregularly’?

As over 30,000 migrants have crossed into Canada along undefended border points, a semantics debate continues to rage among politicians as to whether they are crossing “illegally” or “irregularly”. The bitter political fight is between the opposition Conservative Party, and»