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Expo `67 celebrated in Montreal

Expo `67 opened officially 50 years ago today. The celebration of the Canadian Centennial year in Montreal, was the biggest World`s Fair ever. Buckminster Fuller’s iconic geodesic dome is still part of the landscape on the Expo site. It was» 

History, Immigration & Refuge, International, Society, Sports

Nadia Comaneci at World Gymnastics Championship in October

Nadia Comaneci was in Montreal today, setting the stage for the upcoming World Gymnastic`s Competition the city will host in October. Nadia Comaneci during her perfect routine at the 1976 Montreal Olympics. © CORBIS/Getty/Leo Mason As the spokeswoman for the event,» 

Immigration & Refuge, Society

Canada removes threat of deportation for sponsored partners

One of Canada’s immigration rules has had a “devastating impact” on women in abusive relationships, say advocates, and they are applauding its repeal. According to the terms of conditional permanent residence, spouses or partners who were sponsored to come to» 

Immigration & Refuge, Society

Canada admits record number of refugees in 2016

Canada has admitted the largest number of refugees in a single year in nearly four decades, according to the United Nations refugee agency. A record 46,700 refugees arrived in Canada for resettlement in 2016, according to the Office of the» 

Health, Immigration & Refuge, International, Science and Technology, Society

Gender bias for births among Indian immigrants

A new study shows that preference for male babies of some immigrants from India continues here in Canada. The study was published Monday April 24 in the online science publication, Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology Canada (JOGC) under the title,» 

Economy, Immigration & Refuge, International, Politics, Work & Labour

America First! Alberta First?

Most people are aware of U.S. President Donald Trump’s call to “Buy America” and “Hire America”, and “America First!”.  Now one might wonder if the western prairie province of Alberta is taking a page from President Trump’s playbook with its» 

Economy, History, Immigration & Refuge, International, Lifestyle, Politics, Society, Work & Labour

Housing summit in Toronto finds no simple answers

Housing in Toronto, Canada’s largest city, has been soaring in price for years now, but the recent news that an average home can cost almost a million dollars, and more than 12 times the average household’s gross annual income, had» 

Immigration & Refuge, Society

Illegal border crossing: human smuggling charges laid

Since the beginning of the year hundreds of asylum claimants have been making their way across unguarded border crossings into Canada. Many have claimed that at least in some cases there are likely organized groups or individuals helping to deliver» 

Immigration & Refuge, International

March brings another increase in asylum claims from Mexico

The month of March saw another increase in the number of Mexicans seeking asylum in Canada with 110 new claims, according to new figures released by the Immigration and Refugee Board (IRB). There have been 266 asylum claims from Mexico» 

History, Immigration & Refuge, International, Military, Society

Ottawa moves to strip former Guatemalan soldier of Canadian citizenship

The federal government has filed court documents to strip Canadian citizenship from a former Guatemalan special forces commander accused of slaughtering Guatemalan villagers during a 1982 massacre. Ottawa says Jorge Vinicio Sosa Orantes concealed the crimes when he obtained Canadian»