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Immigration & Refugees, International, Politics, Society

Judge rules man not a terrorist, police insist he’s a threat

In 2017, a British Columbia resident, Othman Ayed Hamdan, was acquitted by a judge on charges of terrorism.  However, the police still insist he’s a threat radicalized by Daesh (ISIS) and who was advocating for “lone wolf” style attacks in »

Immigration & Refugees, International, Politics

Canada braces for a potential flood of asylum claimants

(to post or read public comments on all RCI stories, scroll to very bottom of page) It was a U.S programme called Temporary Protection Status (TPS). It granted tens of thousands of Haitians and others, temporary ability to live and »

Immigration & Refugees, Society

Almost 22 per cent of Canadians are immigrants

Government census figures from 2016 show that 21.9 per cent of the population reported they were or had been an immigrant or permanent resident. That is the very close to the highest level of 22.3 per cent in 1921. Most »

Immigration & Refugees, Politics, Society

Canada refugee claims, slow progress

Figures from Canada’s Immigration and Refugee Board (IRB) show that the influx of asylum seekers has clogged the system. Thousands of claimants have crossed into Canada through the porous undefended border. About 13,000 of the 32,000 claims have been made »

Immigration & Refugees

Canada should admit more refugees, say advocacy groups

Canada should increase the numbers of refugees and immigrants it admits, recommends the Canadian Council for Refugees, an umbrella organization representing immigration and refugee advocacy groups across the country. The council would like the number of government-sponsored refugees to go »

Immigration & Refugees, International

ISIS supporter acquitted, but still detained as a threat

A man living in Fort St John, British Columbia was acquitted in September of charges of counselling acts of violence on behalf of a terrorist organisation, encouraging murder, assault and mischief for terrorist purposes. Othman Hamdan  had been posting pro-Daesh »

Immigration & Refugees

Edmonton terror attack: severe injuries, fortunately no deaths

A man has been arrested and charged after a violent weekend attack in Edmonton, the capital city of the western Canadian province of Alberta. The man, a Somali refugee claimant, is facing several charges in connection with an attack on »

Immigration & Refugees, International, Politics, Society

White South Africans denied refugee status in Canada

A white South African family has seen their refugee claim in Canada denied. Eric and Sonia Endre were farmers in South Africa and had been visiting relatives in Canada in April 2016 accompanied by their two children, and two grandparents. »

Immigration & Refugees

Cabinet ministers warn migrants at border

Two Canadian cabinet ministers travelled to the border between Canada and the United States on August 21 to warn migrants they must meet certain criteria to be allowed to stay in the country and that they would not be fast-tracked. »

Immigration & Refugees

Judge slams Canada’s system for detention of asylum seekers

A judge has set free a refugee claimant and called the system for detaining some asylum seekers arbitrary and Kafkaesque. This refers to a book written by Franz Kafka which describes a senseless and menacingly complex justice system. A judge »