Toronto police have made six arrests following a shooting at Yonge and Gould streets that took place as celebrations for the Raptors’ championship win in Game 6 against the Golden State Warriors were wrapping up.
New polling numbers suggest a majority of Canadians believe the federal government should limit the number of immigrants it accepts — a public opinion trend that Immigration Minister Ahmed Hussen says he finds concerning.
The Quebec government has passed a controversial immigration reform bill which will scrap thousands of ongoing applications to live and work in the province. Bill 9 was voted into law by the ruling Coalition Avenir Quebec party after a marathon 19-hour session in the National Assembly in the early hours of Sunday June 16.
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.
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.
“The offender said, ‘I hate white people’ and threw a punch,” Van Harten told those gathered in the court during his ruling. The judge ruled he was not satisfied beyond a reasonable doubt that this offence was, even in part, motivated by racial bias.”
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 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.
Six days after a deadly attack on two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand, Keenan Aylwin took to Facebook to express outrage at what he described as the failure of two Conservative federal MPs to denounce white supremacy in Canada.
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.