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Why Canada’s politicians fixate on the ethnic vote

August 19, 2015

By Michael Adams and Andrew Griffith, Globe and Mail | Michael Adams is president of the Environics Institute. Andrew Griffith is a former director-general of Citizenship and Multiculturalism and is the author of Multiculturalism in Canada: Evidence and Anecdote. Former Quebec premier Jacques Parizeau notoriously blamed the separatists’ defeat in the 1995 Quebec referendum on money and the ethnic vote. When it comes to money, the Harper Conservatives have a...

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Shopping for Surrey: three-way fights make this B.C. city central to campaigns

August 19, 2015

By Stephanie Levitz, Globe and Mail | For 45 minutes on a recent rainy Friday afternoon in Surrey, B.C, the flow of shoppers in and out of the grocery store never stopped. Women in bright floral Indian suits, turban-clad husbands walking alongside, jostling against retired seniors clutching coupons, while four kids and their mother jumped out of a navy blue luxury SUV, parked next to a dirt-encrusted 70s-era Ford pick...

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Millionaire Migration to Canada Increases Despite Ending of Federal IIP

August 14, 2015

By Investment Immigration | According to Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC), investor immigrant approvals in 2014 rose by 7.2 per cent to reach a total of 8,762 approvals, the most since 2011. This is despite federal Immigrant Investor Program (IIP) migrant arrivals falling by 42 per cent when the program was terminated. Last year’s cancellation of the Canadian Immigrant Investor Program (CIIP), highly popular among Chinese investors, was expected to...

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Whistler tourism soars, but crackdown on foreign labour hurts business

August 14, 2015

By CBC News | It’s been the best summer in years for tourism in Whistler, but the worst in terms of staffing as the resort town struggles with a crackdown on foreign workers. It’s so bad that some businesses like Avalanche Pizza have had to close. The problem started about eight months ago, said Rick Hale, the owner of two Avalanche Pizza restaurants. He closed one of his restaurants a...

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SUCCESS opens its doors for Chinese-Canadians in Beijing on Sep. 2

August 13, 2015

By Chuck Chang, Vancouver Sun | VANCOUVER — The SUCCESS pre-arrival immigrants service centre in Beijing, announced earlier this year as the first facility of its kind in China, will officially open its doors on Sept. 2, officials said Thursday. However, a second facility scheduled to open in Shanghai may not open until next year. The facility, officially named the Active Engagement and Integration Project (AEIP) Service Centre, is designed...

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Meet Me at the Bell Tower welcomes local immigrant community

August 13, 2015

By CBC News | An initiative that aims to end violence in Winnipeg’s North End welcomed newcomers to Canada into the fold Friday night, at a meeting that organizers hope will “break stereotypes.” Meet Me at the Bell Tower started in the fall of 2011. The gathering, led by Aboriginal Youth Opportunities (AYO), brings people from the neighbourhood together for a weekly meeting in the area of Selkirk Avenue and...

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