THE TORONTO STAR

Feb. 19, 2003

OTTAWA -- The government will spend $41.4 million over the next two years to attract more skilled workers and foreign students to Canada and to help workers find jobs once they get here.

On February 18, 2005 the Minister of Citizenship and Immigration announced that spouses and common-law partners in a genuine relationship with a Canadian citizen or permanent resident, regardless of immigration status, are able to apply for permanent residence status while remaining in Canada.

Coderre ruling stands, Federal Court decides Opens gates for prospective immigrants.

ELIZABETH THOMPSON
The Gazette
Saturday, May 24, 2003
Immigration Minister Denis Coderre has lost his bid to reverse a Federal Court ruling that found his department misled Parliament.