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Public govt. debate could undermine overall Canadian support for immigration, according to department data

April 15, 2018

By National Post | The federal government has been warned to take a cautious approach to publicly debating immigration over fears of reaching a “tipping point” that could undermine public support for welcoming immigrants....

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Syrian refugee giving back with the ‘gift of life’ in Halifax

April 11, 2018

By Joanie Veitch, Halifax Citizen | More than 60 Syrian newcomers will be giving the ‘gift of life’ when they donate blood at a special blood donation event being held at Canadian Blood Services later this month in Halifax. The event has been organized by Mohammad Harb, a Syrian man who came to Canada with his wife and family in 2016 as government-sponsored refugees, as part of Harb’s ongoing Shokran...

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Canada’s 2018-2020 immigration plan is a step in right direction, but more work is needed

April 11, 2018

By Canada Immigration Newsletter | Canadian Immigration Summit 2018 will focus on ways to make Canada’s immigration system stronger...

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Immigrant kids climb ‘red tape mountain’ to play hockey

April 9, 2018

By Vancourier | The little boy was born in Iran, but when he was two-and-a-half his parents, afraid of being thrown in jail and limiting their son’s future, fled to Turkey where they were put in refugee purgatory. All they wanted was to find a free and safe country to live in. Finally, Canada, a country they knew next to nothing about, took them in and they ended up in...

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An inside view of Canadian Sikhism

April 9, 2018

By Douglas Todd, Vancouver Sun | Who are Canada’s Sikhs? That question has arisen this year following political controversies involving Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in India and New Democratic Party Leader Jagmeet Singh....

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Commons committee recommends better settlement services for vulnerable refugees

April 6, 2018

By Metro News | Yazidi refugees brought to Canada after surviving rape and torture in Iraq are facing barriers accessing mental health and other settlement services in their own language, a House of Commons committee has found. The immigration committee delivered its report last week after studying resettlement issues faced by Yazidi women and children. Those who have come through the government-assisted refugee program are running into roadblocks trying to...

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