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Society

Land border between Canada and the U.S. to remain closed until Oct. 21

The Canadian federal government is going to extend the closure of the Canada-U.S. land border for another 30 days, until at least Oct. 21, according to a report from CBC News. A source also told CBC News that Canadians should »

Health

Canada places stricter rules for people travelling through Canada to Alaska

The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) announced on Thursday a set of stricter rules and entry conditions for Americans and other foreign nationals travelling through Canada to Alaska in order to reduce the risk of spreading COVID-19 and minimize the »

Society

New Brunswick opens border to select regions in Quebec

New Brunswick is opening the province to some regions along the border it shares with Quebec starting on Aug. 1, according to an announcement from New Brunswick Premier Blaine Higgs on Thursday. Residents in Quebec’s Avignon Municipal Regional County, Listuguj »

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 »

Uncategorized

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 »