Highlights / Roma

International, Politics

Canada remembers Romani genocide during WWII

Canada paid tribute on Sunday to more than 500,000 victims of the Romani genocide perpetrated by the Nazis and their collaborators in Europe during the Second World War. Aug. 2 marks one of the most tragic mass murders committed against »

International

Canada marks Romani genocide during WWII

The federal government is marking the genocide of more than 500,000 Romani murdered and persecuted by the Nazis and their collaborators in Europe during the Second World War. Aug. 2 marks one of the most tragic mass murders committed against »

Immigration & Refugees

Roma family returns to Canada

A Roma family from Hungary has returned to Canada 18 months after they were forced to leave the country amid complaints that their asylum request was bungled by their immigration lawyer. Jozsef Pusuma, his wife, Timea Daroczi, and their daughter »

Immigration & Refugees, International, Society

Calls to reassess rejected Roma refugee claimants

Roma asylum-seekers who were deported back to Hungary deserve to finally get a fair hearing in Canada, says Jennifer Danch, a Toronto law student and Roma refugee advocate. Danch made a five-month trip to Hungary to see what has become »

Immigration & Refugees, Society

More Hungarian Roma refugees accepted

There has been a big jump in the number Hungarian Roma accepted as refugees by Canada, reports the National Post newspaper. Acceptance of these asylum-seekers reached record lows in 2009-2010. Only one to two per cent of their claims were »