Highlights/illegal

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» 

Immigration & Refugees, Politics, Society

Illegal migrant numbers into Canada increase in August

(public commenting welcome-scroll to bottom to submit or read. Comments will be posted after moderating) The latest figures show the numbers of migrants crossing illegally into Canada has risen slightly in August. New figures released show the Royal Canadian Mounted» 

Society

Honking horns startle many Canadians: survey

A new survey puts the lie to a common stereotype that Canadians are meek and very polite. It seems that 46 per cent of respondents said they were likely to honk their vehicle’s horn to voice their disapproval of any» 

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» 

Economy, Immigration & Refugees, International, Politics, Society

Emergency meeting on asylum seekers

House of Commons Immigration Committee to meet today after increasingly tense month on the issue of asylum claimants Last week a tense meeting between Canada’s federal immigration minister and an Ontario government minister ended in name-calling, an abrupt exit, and» 

All smiles for the cameras as Prime Minister Trudeau travelled to Toronto to meet the newly installed Ontario Premier Doug Ford

Political head butting: Prime Minister and Ontario Premier meet

“Superheated” meeting It was the first meeting between Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, and the new Premier of Canada’s most populous province. By some accounts, it was not a smooth meeting. Newly installed Ontario Premier Doug Ford had already snubbed» 

Immigration & Refugees, International, Politics

American pamphlets discovered encouraging illegal entry to Canada

It was discovered just this past weekend that a pamphlet is being distributed at American hotels and bus terminals near the Canadian border giving advice for migrants to cross illegally into Canada. Politically this is called “irregular” crossing into Canada.» 

Immigration & Refugees, International

Nigeria to help reduce illegal border crossings into Canada

Nigeria has agreed to takes steps to reduce the number of asylum seekers coming into Canada and to issue travel documents to those of its citizens whose applications have been rejected and Canada seeks to remove. Canadian Immigration Minister Ahmed» 

Immigration & Refugees, International, Politics

Canada seeking to change “safe third country” deal, stiffen the border

Canada’ security minister told reporters today the government is seeking to modify the Safe Third Country Agreement (STCA) with the U.S. Canada has recently seen a massive influx of migrants crossing illegally into Canada from the U.S. through a largely» 

Environment, Society

Banned pesticides found in flowers sold in Ottawa

An environmental group has complained to the Ontario government that it has found banned pesticides on flowers sold to gardeners in Ottawa. The pesticides include residues of neonicotinoids which are harmful to bees and human health. The non-profit group, Friends»