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Canada’s population growth rate falls to WWI levels in 2020

March 27, 2021

By CIC News | With an increase in deaths and a decrease in new immigrants, Canada saw its lowest population growth rate since 1916. In 2020, Canada’s population only increased 0.4 per cent, according to Statistics Canada. Population growth has not been this low since the first year of World War I when it was just 0.3 per cent. By the end of 2021, Canada’s population had increased by about 149,000,...

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How you can help combat hate crimes against Asian communities

March 19, 2021

By CTV News | The mass shooting that left eight dead in Atlanta, the majority of them Asian women who worked in spas, has left communities reeling after a marked rise in anti-Asian racism and violent attacks during the COVID-19 pandemic. Delaina Yaun, Paul Andre Michels, Xiaojie Tan, Daoyou Feng, Soon C. Park, Hyun J. Grant, Suncha Kim and Yong A. Yue died in the shootings. The gunman told police...

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Why are we so shocked by recent waves of anti-Asian violence?

March 19, 2021

By Toronto Star | How could this be happening to us? Despite the similar xenophobic, scapegoating and scaremongering rhetoric that took place during SARS, the vitriol surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic has sent a shock wave through Asian Canadian communities. Last year, our organization, the Chinese Canadian National Council Toronto Chapter, partnered with several groups across the country to launch an online reporting platform, “Fight COVID Racism,” to track anti-Asian racism during...

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Slow vaccine rollout threatens Trudeau’s lofty immigration target

March 19, 2021

By Vancouver Sun | Canada’s vaccine rollout, which is slower than 41 other countries, threatens Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s chances of reaching his record target for immigration this year. But that could benefit young Canadians and recent migrants struggling to find work during the pandemic. University of B.C. geographer Daniel Hiebert has found COVID-19 has elevated the number of “underutilized” workers in Canada to almost four million — many of...

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Immigration declined during the pandemic but some still took the leap; here’s one family’s experience

March 19, 2021

By CBC News | On the day Azadeh Farshadpour and her family arrived at the airport to fly 10,000 kilometres to their new home, nobody came along to wave goodbye. By the time she left Iran for Saskatoon, Farshadpour hadn’t seen her brother and sister in over a year. As she waited for the plane to take off, all she could think about was the family she was leaving behind....

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Exiled: Syrians in Canada look back on 10 years of civil war

March 16, 2021

By Globe and Mail | Ten years have passed since the Arab Spring first brought calls for the downfall of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, and yet the country continues to be mired in a bloody civil war, the reverberations of which sent 6.6 million Syrians, or almost one-third of the country’s prewar population, to seek refuge abroad. Of those, more than 83,000 have settled in Canada since 2015 after fleeing...

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