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Homa Hoodfar launches latest book on Muslim women and sports

Homa Hoodfar, Professor Emerita at Montreal’s Concordia University, has followed through with the book launch she was working on when she was arrested and later jailed in her native Iran last spring. “It was not an easy time, but I tried» 

Immigration & Refuge, International, Politics, Society

New survey shows half of Canadians want migrants out

In February alone, 635 migrants crossed from the US into Canada along an unwatched border section in Quebec and asked for asylum. This compares with just 99 last February.   In January, 452 crossed into Quebec to claim asylum, representing  a» 

Arts and Entertainment, Education, Immigration & Refuge, International, Society

Cole Foundation funding intercultural theatre in Montreal

The Cole Foundation continues the wishes of Jack Cole, the man who established it in 1980.  “What is the use of living if not to make this world a better place for mankind.” was his motto. Born and raised in Montreal,» 

Immigration & Refuge, International, Society

‘Honour Killing’ case in Canada’s Supreme Court

When Jassi married Mithu, the rickshaw driver in India, viewed by her family as a person of an inferior social status, and not the older man her family had arranged for her to wed in Canada, it is alleged her mother» 

Arts and Entertainment, History, Immigration & Refuge, International, Society

St. Patrick’s Day weekend in Montreal

Montreal has always celebrated St. Patrick’s Day in a big way with one of the oldest parades in the world. St. Patrick’s Day doesn’t end in Montreal until the parade passes by. This Sunday people will set up their seats,» 

Immigration & Refuge, Politics, Society

No need for ‘Canadian values’ tests for immigrants: immigration minister

The Liberal government of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau sees no need to institute a ‘Canadian values’ test for prospective immigrants to Canada, said federal Immigration Minister Ahmed Hussen. Speaking to Radio Canada International in an exclusive interview on the sidelines» 

Immigration & Refuge, International, Politics

Canada will not cancel refugee agreement with the U.S. despite Trump crackdown

Ottawa has no intention of cancelling its Third Safe Country agreement with the United States despite the immigration crackdown by the Trump administration, federal Immigration Minister Ahmed Hussen said during a speech at a major immigration conference in Montreal Friday» 

Immigration & Refuge, Lifestyle, Society

Refugees try the popular sport of curling

Government-sponsored refugees were excited when offered the chance to try a sport that is very popular in Canada. The community-based agency COSTI Immigration Services teamed up with a curling club in Toronto to introduce curling to 45 refugees over the» 

Arts and Entertainment, Education, Immigration & Refuge, International, Lifestyle, Society

Korean language class: lengthy wait-list at U of T

The Korean language is increasingly popular with Canadian students, specifically those attending the University of Toronto. Andre Schmid is Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of East Asian Studies at U of T. He says they’ve always had a» 

Immigration & Refuge, Society

Death of suspect after arrest: Police gloves: a weapon?

An Ottawa police officer is facing a charge of manslaughter in a case involving a particular type of gloves that police sometimes wear. These are not your woolen winter gloves, or thin leather driving gloves however, they are reinforced across»