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Naheed Nenshi will not seek a fourth term as Calgary’s mayor

Naheed Nenshi, the first Muslim to ever serve as mayor of a major North Amerian city, is stepping away from politics. Nenshi said Tuesday he won’t run for a fourth term in Calgary, the city where he grew up–the son »

Economy, Health, Immigration & Refugees, Society

Vaccinate undocumented workers, urge advocates

Many migrants in Canada are facing obstacles in getting vaccinated against COVID-19 and advocates are demanding change.  The Migrants Rights Network and doctors, health policy experts and labour leaders are calling for immediate action to ensure that all migrant workers »

Immigration & Refugees, International, Society

New report finds anti-Asian racist incidents on the rise in Canada

A new report paints an ugly picture of anti-Asian racism in Canada–a problem that one human rights advocate says has reached a “crisis point.” The government-funded report entitled, “A Year of Racist Attacks: Anti-Asian Racism Across Canada One Year Into »

Immigration & Refugees, International, Society

People gather in Montreal to denounce anti-Asian hate and remember its victims

Hundreds of people in Montreal held a vigil on Sunday to denounce racism and hate crimes against Asian people and to remember and honour its victims.  The gathering followed the shooting attack in Atlanta, Georgia last week in which six »

Arts & Entertainment, Immigration & Refugees, Society

Well-loved sitcom about Canadian immigrant experience to end

In a surprise announcement, the producers of the television series Kim’s Convenience have decided the show’s last episode will air on April 13, 2021. The award-winning show is based around a convenience or corner store owned by a Korean family »

Immigration & Refugees, International, Politics

Canada back in court to defend Safe Third Country Agreement

The Canadian government is set to argue during a Federal Court of Appeal hearing today and tomorrow that an agreement between Canada and the United States to treat each other as “safe countries” for refugees does not violate the Charter »

Immigration & Refugees, Politics

MPs vote unanimously to grant permanent residence to wrongly accused man

Legislators in Canada’s House of Commons unanimously voted on Tuesday to ask the federal government to grant permanent residence to a Guinean man who was held in detention for six days last month after being wrongly accused of shooting a »

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Ottawa relaxes work permit rules for international students

In an effort to attract more highly skilled immigrants, the federal government is further relaxing rules for thousands of international students who had post-graduation work permits (PGWP) but because of the pandemic could not work and get the necessary work »

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Quebec to probe wrongful arrest and detention of Mamadi III Fara Camara

Quebec’s public security minister has announced a formal investigation into how and why a PhD candidate from Guinea was arrested, charged with attempted murder and then kept in detention for six nights before being told at a bail hearing that »

Immigration & Refugees, International, Society

A Montreal man wrongly arrested is exonerated after spending six days in jail

A PhD student from Guinea who lives and works in Montreal escaped a legal noose that was on the verge of strangling him, his family and his friends for over a week last Friday–ever since he was in the wrong »