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Highlights/John McCallum

Immigration & Refugees, International, Society

Canadian Jews and Muslims unite to help Syrian refugees

Pick your poison. Pick up a newspaper, click on your computer and presto! Be bombarded with the worst of human kind, way too many people spewing venom in the name of religion. Not always, of course. There are exceptions. For» 

Immigration & Refugees, International, Society

Canada misses 2015 refugee target

Immigration Minister John McCallum, who has led a valiant campaign to bring 10,000 Syrian refugees to Canada by Dec. 31, confirmed Thursday what many had suspected–the deadline will not be met. In making the announcement, McCallum, whose bureaucrats have been» 

Immigration & Refugees, International, Politics, Society

Pace of refugees’ welcome sparks criticism

The effort to bring 10,000 Syrian refugees to Canada before the end of the year continues unabated, but the Trudeau government is running up against a ticking clock. So far, about 40 per cent of the target has been reached,» 

International, Politics, Society

Salvadoran asylum seeker walks to freedom

Jose Figueroa is finally free to celebrate Christmas with his family and pursue his life in Canada. Figueroa, an asylum seeker from El Salvador, celebrated his 49th birthday on Wednesday by walking out of British Columbia church where he took» 

Immigration & Refugees, International, Politics, Society

Salvadoran man leaves BC church sanctuary

A Salvadoran man will celebrate his 49th birthday Wednesday by walking to freedom from a British Columbia church where he took refuge for two years to avoid deportation for political activities in his native country over 20 years ago. Jose» 

Immigration & Refugees, International, Politics

Ottawa forms cabinet committee to fast-track Syrian refugee resettlement

Canada’s Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship, John McCallum © CBC The new Liberal cabinet will form a subcommittee to co-ordinate government efforts to bring 25,000 Syrian refugees to Canada by the end of the year, Canada’s minister of immigration, refugees»