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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» 

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

Coronavirus update; military base in Canada prepares

325 Canadians requested help to leave China First announced on Dec. 31, the Wuhan virus, “novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV)” has now claimed 361 lives in China, more than the SARS virus of 2002-2003 (349 in China). Recovery rates however are also» 

Arts and Entertainment, Economy, Environment, Health, Immigration & Refugees, Indigenous, International, Internet, Science and Technology, Politics, Religion, Society

More Canadian content, and streaming services should pay

An independent panel reviewing electronic media in Canada has released a long awaited report. Canada’s Broadcast Act hasn’t been updated since 1991,  well before the arrival of the internet and streaming services like Netflix, Prime, Crave, Apple, Spotify and Amazon» 

Environment, Health, Immigration & Refugees, International

Wuhan virus: Another WHO emergency meeting, evacuations, travel ban

The World Health Organisation is meeting today in another emergency session to discuss whether to declare the Wuhan corona virus a public health emergency. Recent figures show some 7,800 infection cases, 170 deaths.  Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, the director-general of WHO,» 

Immigration & Refugees, International, Politics, Religion, Society

75 years after horrors of the Holocaust, anti-Semitism continues

This week saw the anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz, the biggest of the Nazi death camps, camps where a total of about six million Jews were murdered. The hope was that the lesson was learned that myths, mistrust, and» 

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

Black History Month: Canada Post celebrates with another stamp

Hockey is Canada’s national winter sport, but historical racism was strong as it was in many other aspects of society, and the teams were white as the snow. It is little known that in the eastern Maritime provinces, black churches,» 

Immigration & Refugees, International, Politics

What if the Duke and Duchess of Sussex wanted to stay in Canada?

(and who would pay?) Prince Harry, wife Meghan, and baby Archie are believed to currently be on Vancouver Island, here in Canada, where it seems they will choose to live at least part-time. But what if they decided they wanted» 

Immigration & Refugees, International, Politics

Paid ‘pro-Meng’ demostrators at Huawei exec court hearing

There have sometimes been questions about the authenticity of pro-China demonstrators at relevant events in Canada and whether they may actually be demonstrating on the basis of their own convictions. This suggestion has been reinforced by events at yesterday’s hearings»