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 »

The rise of Canada’s provincial nominee programs

June 5th, 2019

Canada is often described as a country of provinces.

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Canada: The North Star of Immigration

May 1st, 2019

Though often overshadowed by its larger neighbour to the south, Canada remains a dream for many seeking a better life – as it should be.  Read More »

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.

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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.

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