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Five reasons to check out this year’s Jewish Book Fest

November 23, 2017

By Shawn Conner, Vancouver Sun | 1. Strangers with the Same Dream: Toronto poet/novelist Alison Pick kicks off the festival with a discussion about her latest book. Strangers with the Same Dream is a historical novel set in the Middle East in the 1920s. Pick’s Far to Go was nominated for the Man Booker Prize, won the Canadian Jewish Award for Fiction and was named a Top Ten of 2010...

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Changes coming to Canada’s medical inadmissibility rules

November 23, 2017

By Canadian Immigration News | Canada’s Immigration Minister Ahmed Hussen says current medical inadmissibility rules for newcomers are out of touch with Canadian values and need to be reformed. Hussen appeared before Parliament’s Standing Committee on Immigration on Wednesday as part of a broader review of medical inadmissibility rules for immigrants, which he said was “necessary and long overdue.” Canada’s current policy of refusing immigrants deemed likely to cause excessive...

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Alberta, B.C. to lead Canadian economic growth next year: Conference Board

November 22, 2017

By Business in Vancouver | British Columbia led the country in terms of economic growth between 2014 and 2017, but in 2017 it is expected to dip to second spot after Alberta, according to a Conference Board of Canada report released November 22. ot in 2018, however, with 2.7% growth in 2018, compared with 2.1% in Alberta. The drop in economic growth in B.C. in 2018 will come because of...

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What is to blame for the widening racial earnings gap?

November 20, 2017

By Parisa Mahboubi, Globe and Mail | Canada’s labour force has become more diverse, but visible minorities as a whole still struggle to achieve parity in the labour market. Even accounting for differences in individuals’ characteristics, the data show that the slow process of integration for immigrants merits special attention. More than one-fifth of Canadians are visible minorities – non-Indigenous and “non-Caucasian” in race or non-white in colour – according...

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A quarter of Canadians think religious diversity is a bad thing

November 20, 2017

By Craeme Hamilton, Vancouver Sun | Canadians are divided over whether religious diversity is healthy for the country, but they consider Islam in particular to be a negative force, a new poll has found. In the survey, conducted the same week Quebec adopted a law prohibiting niqab-wearing women from receiving government services, 26 per cent of respondents said increasing religious diversity is a good thing while 23 per cent said...

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Toronto child poverty divided along racial lines

November 18, 2017

By Laurie Monsebraaten, Toronto Star | Toronto remains the child poverty capital of Canada with more than one in four kids living in low-income families, says a new report based on the 2016 census....

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