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Canada to turn back all irregular migrants crossing from U.S., says Trudeau

Irregular migrants trying to cross the land border with the United States will be turned back and won’t be allowed to claim asylum in Canada, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced Friday. “Canada and the United States are announcing a reciprocal »

Economy, Health, Immigration & Refugees, Society

Grocers attempt to calm food supply worries, but difficulties ahead

As fears about the uncertainties surrounding the COVID-19 virus increase, it has led to many cases of panic buying. While there has been some surprise about a rush to hoard toilet paper, it has also spread to panic buying of »

Economy, Immigration & Refugees, International, Politics, Society

Mendicino tables 2020-2022 Immigration Levels Plan in Parliament

Plans to admit more than one million new Canadian permanent residents over the next three years were tabled in the House of Commons today by Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Marco Mendicino. The 2020-2022 Immigration Levels Plan sets the »

Immigration & Refugees, International, Politics, Society

Tension as migrants mass at Greek border

Turkey has said it can no longer support the mass influx of migrants from Syria and elsewhere. It says it will no longer keep them from attempting to cross into Greece and Bulgaria as they seek to head into European »

Immigration & Refugees, Society

Canadian organization said private business sector facing hiring difficulties

A report from the Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB) said that the private job sector is still facing a labour shortage. According to the report, 434,000 jobs went unfilled for at least four months throughout the fourth quarter of »

Immigration & Refugees, International, Society

BHM: A socioeconomic portrait of Blacks in Canada

Canada’s official statistics gathering agency, Statistics Canada has just Released two studies on blacks in Canada as part of Black History Month. One deals with diversity of the black population in Canada, while the other looks at education, labour, and »

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Anniversary of Radio Canada International, 75 today

Today is an auspicious day for RCI. It was February 25, 1945 that the CBC International Service began shortwave broadcasting to Europe. It was designed at the time to provide accurate news to occupied areas in English French and German, »

Immigration & Refugees, International, Society

Half of immigrants leaving New Brunswick after five years

A significant effort from the government of New Brunswick has attracted immigrants to the province to boost up their population to over 700,000 people. However, the province seemingly has a problem retaining immigrants.  Data out of the New Brunswick Institute »

Economy, Immigration & Refugees

Canadian organization says immigration system needs to better serve business’

According to a report by Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB), the immigration system is not meeting the needs of small and mid-sized businesses in the country.  The CFIB is an organization that promotes the interests of small businesses in »

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It’s World Radio Day!

In 2011 UNESCO declared February 13th to be World Radio Day, which was adopted by the U.N General Assembly as an ‘international day’ the following year. This year the theme is diversity. Radio Canada International joined with four other broadcasters »