Liberals go for votes with new hard line on asylum seekers

April 17th, 2019

The sharp rise in the number of asylum seekers arriving in Canada from the United States since Donald Trump took office in early 2017 has sparked a political crisis that many feel could help bring down Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s Liberal government in this fall’s federal election.

Read More »

Canada is a better country for welcoming refugees

March 20th, 2019

Forty years ago, Canada opened its door to thousands of refugees from Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos and it’s safe to say we’re all better off for doing so.  Read More »

Quebec minister’s Tinder reference demeans immigration

February 12th, 2019

The other day, Quebec’s youthful new immigration minister, Simon Jolin-Barrette, compared the province’s revamped immigration system to the popular dating app Tinder.

Read More »

Canada’s looming federal election could put immigration in the spotlight

January 9th, 2019

This year could be one of the most important years yet for Canadian immigration, and not just in terms of numbers.  Read More »

Read this American’s love letter to Canada

December 6th, 2018

Every now and then I’ll read something that makes me see Canada from a fresh perspective and reminds me of just how lucky we are to call this country home.  Read More »

On immigration, Canada bucks the populist trend

November 1st, 2018

Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada’s annual report on immigration highlights the “immeasurable contributions” that generations of newcomers have made to making Canada great. Read More »

“The Road Not Taken” – Exploring Other Paths to Canada

October 10th, 2018

Two roads diverged in a yellow wood,
And sorry I could not travel both
And be one traveler, long I stood
Read More »

Ontario’s 3-month waiting period for medical coverage endangers newcomers

September 12th, 2018

Ontario has been in the news a lot lately, and mostly for the wrong reasons. Read More »

IRCC rule could leave 9-year-old refugee in the lurch

August 8th, 2018

A mother from Sudan and her two teenage sons are facing possible removal from Canada at any time, after their requests for asylum were refused.

What makes their case unique is the fact the woman’s nine-year-old daughter had her refugee claim approved because it’s feared she could face genital mutilation if she’s sent back home to Sudan.
Read More »

Make Ontario Great Again? Not quite

July 4th, 2018

Doug Ford’s election at the start of June as the Premier of Ontario, Canada’s most populous province, has elicited numerous comparisons to Donald Trump — except when it comes to immigration.
Read More »