Granting permanent residence to “guardian angel” asylum seekers is the least we can do

June 16th, 2020

Marcelin François, an asylum seeker who worked part-time as a nurse’s aide, died of coronavirus in the loving arms of his wife this past April.

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Canadian kindness during coronavirus pandemic

May 20th, 2020

It is easy to get jaded by all the negativity the coronavirus pandemic has caused in our everyday lives, as a result, we forget how in times of crisis there presents an opportunity for human kindness to reveal itself.

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What if we’re doing coronavirus prevention all wrong?

March 24th, 2020

As coronavirus started to become more of a serious concern in North America we were told to wash our hands and slow down the spread of infection through social distancing.

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Canadians band together after Tehran plane crash

January 15th, 2020

Fifty-seven Canadians lost their lives after an airplane was shot down outside of Tehran last week.

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A victory for common sense

December 18th, 2019

The story of Redwan and Shuruvi Mozumder stands as a good example of an originally unimpeachable immigration decision that later went off the rails.  Read More »

Canadians pull together to help refugees living in limbo in Australia

November 13th, 2019

Efforts are afoot in Canada to sponsor 200 asylum seekers caught up in Australia’s controversial off-shore detention centres.   Read More »

Canada should relax sponsorship rules for the Bahamas like it did for Haiti in 2010

September 18th, 2019

The first day of September saw Hurricane Dorian wreak devastation in The Bahamas. So far 50 people have been confirmed dead, 1,300 people are missing, and 70,000 are reported homeless. The damage is estimated at US $7 billion.  Read More »

Admitted but Excluded – Trump Tightens Rules for Legal Immigrants

August 14th, 2019

On Monday, August 12, 2019, the Trump Administration, through the Department of Homeland Security, announced a major and highly controversial policy directive regarding immigration to the United States.
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The Quebec government’s problematic proposals

July 31st, 2019

An important element of the Coalition Avenir Québec (CAQ) platform in its successful 2018 Québec electoral campaign was its promise to reduce immigration to the province by 20 per cent, from 50,000 to 40,000.  Read More »

Canada Day 2019: A welcome celebration of diversity

July 3rd, 2019

As they do every year, Canadians got their red and white on and celebrated Canada Day on July 1. But this year’s celebrations felt a little different, perhaps, like it was more possible – and more important — than ever to celebrate the nation’s diversity and Canada’s welcoming reputation.  Read More »