Better support for immigrant entrepreneurs could benefit Canada’s international trade priorities, says new report

May 30, 2018

By CIC News | Better government support for immigrant entrepreneurs could benefit Canada’s efforts to diversify international trade and strengthen its economy, a new report by the Conference Board of Canada says....

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Nova Scotia festival bans group with controversial views on immigration

May 28, 2018

By Alexander Quon | The Annapolis Valley Apple Blossom Festival has apologized after it let an anti-immigration organization take part in the festival’s parade on Saturday. Festival organizers banned the group from participating in the festival in the future. “We apologize to anyone who may have felt unsafe at the Grand Street Parade because of this political party’s attendance and derogatory messaging,” organizers of the week-long festival in Kentville, N.S.,...

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France honours migrant dubbed ‘Spider-man’ for scaling five floors to save boy dangling from balcony

May 28, 2018

By Vancouver Sun | French President Emmanuel Macron met Monday with a migrant from Mali lauded as a hero for scaling an apartment building to save a young child dangling from a balcony. Macron said 22-year-old Mamoudou Gassama would be rewarded for his “exceptional act” with papers to legalize his stay, citizenship if he wants and a job as a firefighter. “Bravo,” Macron said to Gassama during a one-on-one meeting...

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Strong social connections key to good physical, mental health: Study

May 23, 2018

By Cheryl Chan, Vancouver Sun | More than one in four Lower Mainland residents reported feeling weak ties to their communities — a metric associated with poorer physical and mental health, according to a report released Tuesday by the region’s two health authorities. The report is based on findings of a survey of 33,000 people living in regions served by Vancouver Coastal Health and Fraser Health, focusing on two indicators...

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Toronto asks Ottawa, province for help to deal with influx of refugee claimants

May 23, 2018

By Vancouver Sun | The mayor of Toronto says the city will need to open an emergency reception centre over the next seven days to deal with an influx of refugees claimants. The federal and Ontario governments should take action to relieve the growing pressure refugee claimants are putting on the city’s shelter system, John Tory said Friday, as he asked for support with the issue. Tory said 10 new...

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Vancouver the second most ‘youthful’ city in Canada: report

May 21, 2018

By Harrison Mooney, Vancouver Sun Vancouver is the second most “youthful” city in Canada, according to a new national index. The Youthful Cities 2018 Canadian Index, published Wednesday by Toronto-based Youthful Cities, measures how attractive 13 major Canadian cities are to youth — defined as people between the ages of 15 to 29. The Youthful Cities index aims to show where cities can improve their appeal to youth and where...

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