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International, Society

Canada revises directives on information gained by torture overseas

In a partial reversal of previous policy, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s Liberal government has issued new directives that limit–but don’t totally forbid–Canadian security agencies from using information that was likely obtained through torture overseas. Previous directives allosed international exchanges of »

Environment & Animal Life, Health, Immigration & Refugees, Society

More and more asylum seekers braving bitter cold to seek new lives in Manitoba

The North American prairies are foreboding, certainly in winter, especially when you are travelling on foot across snow-covered fields driven by the hope of finding a new life. Hundreds of people have been crossing the U.S.-border illegally near this border »

Economy, Immigration & Refugees, International, Society

Number of Mexican refugee claims rises in December

When Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto announced the lifting of stringent visa requirements for Mexican travellers coming to Canada at a bilateral meeting in Ottawa in June, it was unclear what the effects would be. »