2020: The Year That Was, Perspectives and Prospects

December 22nd, 2020

The end of 2020 quickly approaches. This year has been unlike any other. The coronavirus has upended the best-laid plans and brought with it unexpected and unprecedented challenge, upheaval, and suffering to Canadians and those wishing to become them. But the same circumstances have also brought out remarkable acts of creativity, compassion, and kindness. I want to take this opportunity to reflect on these events, and what they may tell us about the year to come.

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The Canadian Family is Expanding, Mixed-Orientation Unions Deserve a Seat at the Table

December 7th, 2020

New Canadians immigrate to Canada through a variety of immigration pathways. One of the most popular is conjugal sponsorship. Historically, sexual intimacy has been a key consideration in determining whether a couple is really a couple. But that framework appears to be changing, with dramatic results.

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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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