Vietnamese immigrant says ‘Thank You, Merci Canada’ — in a song

January 23, 2015

Four decades later, the Ottawa technology entrepreneur-turned-public servant has recorded a song about his journey and the country he says so warmly adopted him. Its unabashed title: Thank You, Merci Canada. “I’ve been here 40 years and owned a business and wanted to do something, but I never had the ability or courage,” Vu explained this week. “In the end I said ‘I’m a musician, so why not write a...

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Quebec to launch consultation on immigration and diversity

January 14, 2015

The provincial government is getting ready to launch a consultation later this month, asking Quebecers what they think about immigration, diversity and inclusion. The measure comes as the government prepares to overhaul its immigration policy. Immigration Minister Kathleen Weil says one of the biggest challenges that new Quebecers face is finding a job. “Integration into the workforce, recognition of professional competencies — that is always the number one issue and...

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