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Economy, Immigration & Refugees, Society

Rush for heavy truck licences ahead of new rules

Spurred on by a deadly crash last year between a bus carrying young hockey players and a tractor trailer, new rules are being created for obtaining a commercial heavy truck driver’s licence. The crash in Saskatchewan resulted in 16 deaths» 

Immigration & Refugees, Society

Seven refugee children die in a house fire

It is heartbreaking to learn that a house fire took the lives of seven children in the eastern province of Nova Scotia, but even sadder that they were refugees from Syria who came to Canada less than two years ago» 

Immigration & Refugees

A look at the first Syrian refugees that arrived in Canada

The government has issued statistics that provide a snapshot of the first 25,000 Syrian refugees to be resettled in Canada. Families were prioritized, while young adults with no children were less likely to be chosen for resettlement. So, 85 per» 

Immigration & Refugees, International, Politics, Society

Canada resettling refugees living in slavery in Libya

Canada has begun resettling hundreds of refugees living in slavery in Libya. Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Ahmed Hussen says more than 150 people have already arrived and at least 450 more are expected over the next two years.» 

Immigration & Refugees, International, Politics, Society

Bail hearing postponed for youth facing terror charges

A youth facing terrorism-related charges in Kingston, Ontario made a brief appearance in court on Monday only to see his bail hearing put off until nextTuesday. The 16-year-old, whose name cannot be released because of his age, faces charges of» 

Economy, Immigration & Refugees, International, Politics, Society

Canada’s biggest labour union announces support for Venezuela’s Maduro

While the Canadian government was among the first to recognise Juan Guaidó as the President of the financially beleaguered country, Canada’s biggest union has gone the other way and have offered their support for elected President Nicolas Maduro On their» 

Immigration & Refugees, International, Politics

Wife of detained Bahraini soccer player begs Trudeau for help

The wife of a well-known Bahraini soccer player has written to Prime Minister Justine Trudeau pleading for his help in getting her husband out of a Thai prison where he has been languishing since Bahraini authorities demanded his arrest and» 

Immigration & Refugees, International, Society

Frustration, sadness, anger and disappointment greet immigration process

Such is life in the 21st Century. Eleven minutes after the agency charged with–among other things–helping family members bring other family members from overseas to Canada, the process shut down. Eleven minutes. The quota had been reached. It was all» 

Immigration & Refugees, International, Society

Widow of Quebec mosque victim finally wins compensation

As people in Quebec City prepare to mark Tuesday’s second anniversary of the horrific attack on the mosque in Quebec City that left six worshippers dead and 19 others wounded, the wife of one of the victims has finally won» 

Immigration & Refugees, Society

Lunar New Year celebrations planned at immigration museum

New Year practices from Japanese, Filipino and Chinese cultures will be celebrated on February 2, 2019 at the Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21 in the eastern city of Halifax. The museum is located at the seaport where nearly»