Ottawa to expand program to support privately sponsored LGBTQ refugees

June 1, 2019

By Vancouver Sun | The federal government is expanding a program offering support to privately sponsored refugees in the LGBTQ community....

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All this Burnaby refugee wanted was an education. He got that and more

May 31, 2019

By Burnaby Now | All Aboozar Ahmadi wanted was a university education. It took a journey from Iran, through Azerbaijan, and all the way to Canada to get one. The Burnaby resident recently graduated from UBC with a Master’s in Public Policy and Global Affairs....

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Vancouver voter turnout up among youth in 2018, still low among recent immigrants

May 30, 2019

By Vancouver Sun | Despite the City of Vancouver’s recent efforts to engage communities with historically low voter turnouts, a new report shows that visible minority groups were significantly less likely to vote in last October’s civic election....

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Restaurant review: Paying it forward with flatbreads and kindness at Manoush’eh

May 28, 2019

By Vancouver Sun | George Assaf, a Syrian refugee, serves up delicious Lebanese flatbreads with gratitude at Manoush’eh, his charming West End café....

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Burnaby school officials, MPs call on feds to up funding for newcomers, refugees

May 27, 2019

By Burnaby Now | Lower Mainland school officials were in Ottawa last month calling on the federal government to improve funding for settlement programs for new immigrants and refugees....

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37% in Ipsos poll say immigration is a ‘threat’ to white Canadians — what’s the threat?

May 24, 2019

By Globe News | Canada’s reputation of “welcoming” immigrants is one often cited by international rankings that list the country as among the best in the world. But several recent polls show that Canadians themselves are increasingly critical of the country’s immigration policies....

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