Canadians who are dual citizens of countries affected by Trump immigration order can go to US

January 31, 2017

By Global News | Canadians who are dual citizens of Iraq, Iran, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, Libya and Yemen will be allowed to enter the United States, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s office clarified on Saturday....

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Vancouverites show solidarity with Muslims stunned by Quebec mosque mass shooting

January 31, 2017

By Douglas Todd and Brian Morton, Vancouver Sun | About 100 people attended a candlelight vigil at the Vancouver Jamia Masjid mosque late Monday to show solidarity with the Muslim community still in shock after Sunday’s mosque massacre in Quebec. “All of us feel the pain, sadness and outrage at what happened …,” Vancouver mayor Gregor Robertson told the crowd. “It’s unthinkable that this could happen in our country. In...

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PM joins thousands in Chinatown to celebrate Year of the Rooster

January 29, 2017

By Vancouver Sun | Prime Minister Justin Trudeau smiled and waved during his latest visit to Vancouver, but didn’t stop to answer questions on a number of issues facing Canadians. Trudeau joined the city’s Lunar New Year celebrations Sunday, participating in a blessing ceremony before a traditional lion dance, then leading a parade through Vancouver’s historic Chinatown. Steady rain pelted the marchers and kept crowds along the route thin, but...

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Lunar New Year: Metro Vancouver couples reach across cultural lines

January 27, 2017

By Chuck Chiang, Vancouver Sun | Until they were asked to describe it, Jennifer and Duncan Clark never thought of her family’s traditional Lunar New Year dinner as being an example of Metro Vancouver’s multicultural social fabric. The annual family meal features Chinese-Canadians Jennifer and her father and older sister, Duncan (and occasionally his parents) of Scottish and other European descent, and the growing family of Jennifer’s sister, whose husband...

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UBC study shows allergy rates among new immigrants increase the longer they live in Canada

January 27, 2017

By UBC News | Researchers Jiayun Yao and Hind Sbihi were intrigued by a population health concern they were hearing about anecdotally: that immigrants had fewer allergies upon arriving in Canada, but that their allergy rates increased over time in Canada. Using data from the Canadian Community Health Survey, UBC school of population and public health researchers Yao and Sbihi, looked at the role that genetics and environmental factors play...

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Immigrants will comprise growing share of Canada’s population by 2036: Statscan

January 26, 2017

By Tavia Grant, Globe and Mail | New population projections for Canada paint a picture of growing diversity, in all parts of the country. Nearly half of the population will likely be immigrants or children of immigrants by 2036 if current immigration levels continue, a Statistics Canada study estimates, up from 38.2 per cent in 2011. The projections come as immigration has become a hot-button issue, particularly south of the...

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