The federal government has picked 11 communities from across Canada to kick off a new pilot program aimed at attracting immigrants to rural and northern communities. The goal of the program is to bring newcomers to regions confronting severe labour shortages due to a youth exodus, declining birth rate and aging population.
Zakaria Amara is a convicted terrorist, serving a life sentence for his role in a plot to murder scores of Canadians. And now, thanks to a Trudeau government bill passed through the Senate,Amara will be given the privilege of Canadian citizenship.
Late last year, Ontario auditor general Bonnie Lysyk raised a number of concerns about the province’s $10-billion-per-year welfare system. She noted that the province was owed $790 million in overpayments and wasn’t doing much to try to get them back.
Forcing a Calgary teen desperate for a ride home to have sex with three men has landed a convicted rapist a nine-year prison term. Justice John McCarthy agreed with Crown prosecutor Jason Wuttunee that a significant jail sentence for Abdifatah Ibrahim was warranted for the Feb. 9, 2015, gang rape of a 16-year-old girl.
Justin Trudeau has accomplished more for the Islamic community of Canada in four years than would have organically occurred over the course of three decades. Part of the reason is found in the Cabinet Members and Members Of Parliament Mr. Trudeau selected to empower within the Liberal Caucus.
According to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, “We’re going to have to stand in the face of what very likely will be negative, divisive campaigns while we stay positive. Because we know that scaring people and dividing people might lead to short-term electoral gains, but it ends up hurting your capacity to govern for everyone.”
The Honourable Ahmed Hussen, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship, introduced Bill C-99, An Act to amend the Citizenship Act, to change Canada’s Oath of Citizenship to include clear reference to the rights of Indigenous peoples.
The combined costs to process the aspiring refugees crossing illegally into Canada via Roxham Road and elsewhere over a three year period will exceed $1.1 billion next year, according to the Parliamentary Budget Officer.
The law firm representing the women, alongside refugee rights organizations and a group of 130 health professionals made presentations to new Families Minister Mathieu Lacombe, who said he was open to changing the policy.
The Immigration and Refugee Board (IRRB) has given up on the possibility of reducing the current backlog and has optedfor “managing” the current growth. According to Richard Wex, chairman, the cost to eliminate a backlog of 100,000 refugees would be an estimated $200 to $400 million.