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Family reunification process to change

The Canadian government is dropping a much-despised lottery system which allows immigrants to sponsor their parents and grandparents to come to Canada. The government will revert to the first-come, first-served system that existed before 2017. The public broadcaster, CBC, has» 

Immigration & Refugees, International, Politics, Society

Illegal migration into Canada: July numbers increase

(public comments open on all RCI stories – scroll to bottom: comments will be posted after moderating) Migrants crossing illegally into Canada from the U.S to claim asylum increased dramatically last month. Figures show that after two months of a» 

Immigration & Refugees, International, Society

Investigation continues into death of man being deported

A Nigerian man who died during or after–the circumstances remain unclear–a confrontation with Canadian border officers on a flight from Calgary to Amsterdam last week was remembered Sunday by members of his church as “a warm person who always had» 

Economy, Environment, Immigration & Refugees, International, Politics, Society

The LINK Online August 10, 11, 12, 2018

Your hosts this week, Lynn Desjardins, Levon Sevunts and Carmel Kilkenny sitting in for Marc Montgomery. RCI – The Link Posted by Radio Canada International on Friday, August 10, 2018 SAUDI ARABIA TAKES DRAMATIC ACTION FOLLOWING CANADIAN TWEET The diplomatic» 

Immigration & Refugees, Society

Border ministry name fuels an unfounded sense of crisis, groups say

The Canadian government recently created a Ministry of Border Security and Organized Crime Reduction and several groups are protesting the move. Amnesty International Canada, the Canadian Council for Refugees and many other advocacy groups have sent a letter to the» 

Immigration & Refugees, Politics

Two-thirds of Canadians say border crossings have reached ‘crisis’ levels

Despite the Liberal government’s attempts to downplay the issue of thousands of asylum seekers crossing into Canada from the United States, the majority of Canadians say the phenomenon has reached crisis levels, according to a new public opinion survey. The» 

Arts and Entertainment, Immigration & Refugees, International, Society

Multi-lingual book exchange for children in Montreal

Multi-lingual neighbourhoods, like the Montreal borough of St. Laurent, have to act creatively to be the village that can raise a child. “We speech pathologists often say that reading is essential for the development of language” And one woman’s initiative in St.» 

Immigration & Refugees, International, Society

Aung San Suu Kyi photo dimmed in human rights museum

The Canadian Museum for Human Rights is making changes saying many Canadians are critical of Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi for failing to condemn attacks against the Rohingya people. Over 700,000 people have fled rape, assault and murder in» 

Arts and Entertainment, Economy, Immigration & Refugees, International, Society

HUM Awards hosted in Hamilton over the weekend

HUM Awards in Hamilton, Ontario, on Saturday night, allowed the city to host the brightest stars of Pakistan’s entertainment industry this past weekend. The 6th annual Hum Awards celebrated Pakistani entertainment, fashion, glamour, arts and more. This is the first time the show has» 

Immigration & Refugees, Politics

Ontario formally requests $200M from Ottawa for asylum seeker costs

The provincial government of Ontario “straining to support a high number of the illegal border crossers” has formally requested $200 million from Ottawa to cover the costs of dealing with thousands of asylum seekers crossing into the province from the United»