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Economy, Health, International, Politics, Society

COVID-19: Open the Canada-U.S border? Most Canadians say, not yet

This week the Canadian government says restrictions on travel between the U.S and Canada will remain in place for another month in light of the coronavirus situation RCI: May 15/20: Canada-U.S border to remain closed for another month Non essential »

Immigration & Refugees

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, International, Politics, Society

Asylum challenge: Safe Third Country agreement in court

U.S.-Canada deal back in court this week A deal between Canada and the U.S. on asylum seekers is back in a Canadian Federal Court this week. Refugee advocates and their lawyers along with government lawyers will be arguing whether the »

Economy, Immigration & Refugees, International, Politics, Society

(interview) Criticism over government handling of Canada’s refugee claims

Canada’s Auditor-General, Sylvain Ricard, released a report yesterday that was critical of several aspects of government, among them the handling of asylum seekers. With a huge increase in asylum seekers entering into Canada from the U.S. at “irregular” crossing points, »

International, Politics

Petition: Give Northwest Angle, Minnesota, back to Canada

It’s a tiny bit of the U.S.A. but really it’s in Canada. In fact you can’t get to this bit of Minnesota from the U.S. by road, you have to go through Canada, mostly through the province of Manitoba.  In »

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

Cost of migrants crossing “irregularly” into Canada average $14K each

(public comments open at bottom-Comments will be posted after moderating) It is illegal to cross into Canada anywhere other than at an official border point. The Trudeau government however has changed the terminology from illegal crossing to irregular crossing. After »

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Canada’s burgeoning cannabis industry and the US border

Since the announcement that recreational cannabis would be legalised in Canada, there have dozens of new cannabis industry start-ups. Management teams formed, investors investing, workers hired for greenhouses and retail outlets. But, in the U.S, federal law still lists it »

Immigration & Refugees, Society

Border ministry name fuels an unfounded sense of crisis, groups say

The Canadian government recently created a Ministry of Border Security and Organized Crime Reduction and several groups are protesting the move. Amnesty International Canada, the Canadian Council for Refugees and many other advocacy groups have sent a letter to the »

Economy, International, Politics

Uh oh! Unintended consequences for anyone involved in Canada’s cannabis industry

Denied U.S. entry, even banned for life Recreational use of cannabis is set to become legal this fall in Canada. After the federal government announced its plans to legalise marijuana, many business types, former politicians and even former police rushed »

Immigration & Refugees, International, Politics

Canada announces new measures to deal with asylum seekers

Canada’s Immigration Minister Ahmed Hussen will travel to Nigeria later this month in an effort to find a way to stem the flow of Nigerian migrants who travel to the United States on tourist visas but then cross into Canada »