Highlights / John McCallum

International, Politics

Canada’s envoy to China says he ‘misspoke’ in Huawei exec’s case

Canada’s ambassador to China has issued a terse apology for comments earlier this week that suggested Meng Wanzhou, the Huawei executive detained in Canada on a U.S. arrest warrant, has a strong case to fight her extradition because her arrest »

International, Politics

Huawei executive has strong defence to fight extradition to U.S., says envoy

Canada’s opposition leader is calling on Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to fire the country’s ambassador in China over comments he made regarding the case of Huawei executive Meng Wanzhou to Canadian-Chinese media outlets on Tuesday. Speaking with Canadian Chinese-language media »

International, Politics

Freeing Canadians held in China over Huawei case is Ottawa’s top priority, says Canadian envoy

Canada’s top priority in its relations with China right now is to secure the release of two Canadians detained by Chinese authorities and save the life of a third one sentenced to death by a Chinese court, Canada’s ambassador in »

Immigration & Refugees, International, Society

Canadian Jews and Muslims unite to help Syrian refugees

Pick your poison. Pick up a newspaper, click on your computer and presto! Be bombarded with the worst of human kind, way too many people spewing venom in the name of religion. Not always, of course. There are exceptions. For »

Immigration & Refugees, International, Society

Canada misses 2015 refugee target

Immigration Minister John McCallum, who has led a valiant campaign to bring 10,000 Syrian refugees to Canada by Dec. 31, confirmed Thursday what many had suspected–the deadline will not be met. In making the announcement, McCallum, whose bureaucrats have been »

Immigration & Refugees, International, Politics, Society

Pace of refugees’ welcome sparks criticism

The effort to bring 10,000 Syrian refugees to Canada before the end of the year continues unabated, but the Trudeau government is running up against a ticking clock. So far, about 40 per cent of the target has been reached, »

International, Politics, Society

Salvadoran asylum seeker walks to freedom

Jose Figueroa is finally free to celebrate Christmas with his family and pursue his life in Canada. Figueroa, an asylum seeker from El Salvador, celebrated his 49th birthday on Wednesday by walking out of British Columbia church where he took »

Immigration & Refugees, International, Politics, Society

Salvadoran man leaves BC church sanctuary

A Salvadoran man will celebrate his 49th birthday Wednesday by walking to freedom from a British Columbia church where he took refuge for two years to avoid deportation for political activities in his native country over 20 years ago. Jose »

Immigration & Refugees, International, Politics

Ottawa forms cabinet committee to fast-track Syrian refugee resettlement

Canada’s Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship, John McCallum © CBC The new Liberal cabinet will form a subcommittee to co-ordinate government efforts to bring 25,000 Syrian refugees to Canada by the end of the year, Canada’s minister of immigration, refugees »