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Immigration & Refugees, International, Politics

Canada pledges $27M to help Venezuelan refugees weather COVID-19

Canada will provide $27 million to help millions of Venezuelan refugees and migrants fleeing their country during a global pandemic that has put new strains on the international community’s ability to respond to South American nation’s economic and political crisis. International Development »

Immigration & Refugees, International, Politics, Society

Tension as migrants mass at Greek border

Turkey has said it can no longer support the mass influx of migrants from Syria and elsewhere. It says it will no longer keep them from attempting to cross into Greece and Bulgaria as they seek to head into European »

Economy, International, Politics, Society

Costs of migrant “irregular” entry and asylum claims

Documents recently obtained by Post Media show that the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, (RCMP) Canada’s national police force, has spent $6.6 million over two years dealing with migrants crossing into Canada from the U.S. away from border control points. Almost »

Health, Immigration & Refugees, Society

Migrants deserve free health care, argue 1,500 people

Over 1,500 members of the health care community in Canada have signed an  open letter calling on the federal government to review its legislation on access to the publicly-funded health care system for migrants. While the federal government provides funding »

International, Politics, Society

Canada will sign contentious U.N. Migration Pact

(public comments open- scroll to bottom to submit- Comments will be posted after moderating) A two-day international conference in Marrakesh, Morrocco will see most of the U.N. member states sign an agreement on “migrants”. On Friday, Canada’s Immigration Minister Ahmed »

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 »

Immigration & Refugees, International

Are migrants crossing ‘illegally’ into Canada, or ‘irregularly’?

As over 30,000 migrants have crossed into Canada along undefended border points, a semantics debate continues to rage among politicians as to whether they are crossing “illegally” or “irregularly”. The bitter political fight is between the opposition Conservative Party, and »

Immigration & Refugees, International, Politics, Society

Illegal migration into Canada: July numbers increase

(public comments open on all RCI stories – scroll to bottom: comments will be posted after moderating) Migrants crossing illegally into Canada from the U.S to claim asylum increased dramatically last month. Figures show that after two months of a »

All smiles for the cameras as Prime Minister Trudeau travelled to Toronto to meet the newly installed Ontario Premier Doug Ford

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Political head butting: Prime Minister and Ontario Premier meet

“Superheated” meeting It was the first meeting between Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, and the new Premier of Canada’s most populous province. By some accounts, it was not a smooth meeting. Newly installed Ontario Premier Doug Ford had already snubbed »

Immigration & Refugees, International, Politics

Canada seeking to change “safe third country” deal, stiffen the border

Canada’ security minister told reporters today the government is seeking to modify the Safe Third Country Agreement (STCA) with the U.S. Canada has recently seen a massive influx of migrants crossing illegally into Canada from the U.S. through a largely »