Canadian Immigration News January 2012 to Present

CANADIAN IMMIGRATION NEWS

Immigration Articles–June 23 to July 2, 2o14

Live-in caregivers may be next target of immigration reform
Globe and Mail
June 23, 2014
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/politics/live-in-caregivers-may-be-next-target-of-immigration-reform/article19304029/?cmpid=rss1
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Home is where the glowing heart is: Why you feel more Canadian when you live in Hong Kong
South China Morning Post
June 25, 2014
http://www.scmp.com/comment/blogs/article/1540044/home-where-glowing-heart-why-you-feel-more-canadian-when-you-live-hk
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40 new Canadians to be sworn in at Steveston Salmon Festival
Richmond Review
June 25, 2014
http://www.richmondreview.com/news/264624991.html
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Find a Canada Day citizenship ceremony near you
DigitalJournal.com
June 25, 2014
http://www.digitaljournal.com/pr/2015403
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Brampton men among the best and brightest immigrants in Canada
Brampton Guardian
June 25, 2014
http://www.bramptonguardian.com/community-story/4597977-brampton-men-among-the-best-and-brightest-immigrants-in-canada/
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School trustee Wang named one of Canada’s top immigrants
Burnaby News Leader
June 26, 2014
http://www.burnabynewsleader.com/news/264755621.html
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Syrian refugee flow to Canada at a trickle
The Catholic Register
June 26, 2014
http://www.catholicregister.org/item/18407-syrian-refugee-flow-to-canada-at-a-trickle
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Wealthy Chinese Looking to Immigrate Must look Beyond Canada
Wall Street Journal
June 27, 2014
http://blogs.wsj.com/chinarealtime/2014/06/27/wealthy-chinese-looking-to-immigrate-must-look-beyond-canada/
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Syrian refugee applications quietly sped up by Ottawa
CBC.ca
June 27, 2014
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/syrian-refugee-applications-quietly-sped-up-by-ottawa-1.2689913
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In a word: What it means to be Canadian
Toronto Star
June 27, 2014
http://www.thestar.com/news/immigration/2014/06/27/in_a_word_what_it_means_to_be_canadian.html
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Chinese investors’ immigration cases fail
The Globe and Mail
June 28, 2014
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/british-columbia/chinese-investors-immigration-cases-fail/article19383810/
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Obama to seek $2 billion to stem surge of Central American immigrants
Los Angeles Times
June 29, 2014
http://www.latimes.com/nation/nationnow/la-na-nn-immigration-obama-20140628-story.html
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8 quirky facts about Canadian citizenship
Toronto Star
June 30, 2014
http://www.thestar.com/news/immigration/2014/06/30/8_quirky_facts_about_canadian_citizenship.html
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New work permit can be filed immediately
Filipino Reporter
June 30, 2014
http://www.filipinoreporter.us/home/immigration/3077-new-work-permit-can-be-filed-immediately.html
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Selling citizenship: The immigrant investor program
The Globe and Mail
July 1, 2014
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/globe-debate/editorials/selling-citizenship-the-immigrant-investor-program/article19400925/
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Legislated racism commemorated on Canada Day
Toronto Star
July 1, 2014
http://www.thestar.com/news/immigration/2014/07/01/legislated_racism_commemorated_on_canada_day.html#
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1M Filipino immigrants to Canada seen by 2025
Manilla Bulletin
July 1, 2014
http://www.mb.com.ph/1m-filipino-immigrants-to-canada-seen-by-2025/
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Editorial: Best option for Alberta would be a tailored immigration strategy
Edmonton Journal
July 2, 2014
http://www.edmontonjournal.com/opinion/editorials/Wednesday+Editorial+Best+option+tailored+strategy/9989627/story.html
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Population growth vital to meeting labour needs: minister
The Telegram
July 2, 2014
http://www.thetelegram.com/News/Local/2014-07-02/article-3783518/Population-growth-vital-to-meeting-labour-needs%3A-minister/1
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Over 2200 Migrants Become New Canadian Citizens on Canada Day
US Migration Expert
July 2, 2014
http://www.migrationexpert.com/canada/visa/canadian_immigration_news/2014/jul/0/1081/over_2,200_migrants_become_new_canadian_citizens_on_canada_day
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Immigration Articles–June 9 to 22, 2014

Immigrants using Manitoba’s nominee program to buy way into Canada
Winnipeg Sun
June 22, 2014
http://www.winnipegsun.com/2014/06/22/immigrants-using-manitobas-nominee-program-to-buy-way-into-canada

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Conservative slur against new Canadians offensive
South Asian Mail
June 22, 2014
http://www.southasiamail.com/news.php?id=115314
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Time to join Canada and Oz with tougher immigration policy
Express.co.uk
June 22, 2014
http://www.express.co.uk/comment/columnists/jimmy-young/484051/Time-to-join-Canada-and-Oz-with-tougher-immigration-policy
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Alberta Tory leadership hopefuls criticize blanket changes to temporary foreign workers rules
Edmonton Journal
June 22, 2014
http://www.edmontonjournal.com/Alberta+Tory+leadership+hopefuls+criticize+blanket+changes+temporary+foreign+workers+rules/9963340/story.html
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White South African’s battle for refugee status in Canada ended by appeals court
National Post
June 20, 2014
http://news.nationalpost.com/2014/06/19/white-south-africans-battle-for-refugee-status-in-canada-ended-by-appeals-court/
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Many visitors to Canada will pay $7 fee beginning next year under security plan
CTV News
June 20, 2014
http://www.ctvnews.ca/canada/many-visitors-to-canada-will-pay-7-fee-beginning-next-year-under-security-plan-1.1879146
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Foreign worker fiasco
Canada News
June 20, 2014
http://www.castanet.net/news/Canada/117606/Foreign-worker-fiasco
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$24B left Canada in 2012. Here’s what happened to it
Toronto Star
June 20, 2014
http://www.thestar.com/news/world/2014/06/20/24b_left_canada_in_2012_heres_what_happened_to_it.html
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Syrian Refugees: Canada urged to take in 10,000 by 2016
CBC
June 20, 2014
http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/syrian-refugees-canada-urged-to-take-in-10-000-by-2016-1.2680953

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Landed: Together in Canada tells stories of same-sex couples who found refuge here
Toronto Star
June 19, 2014
http://www.thestar.com/news/immigration/2014/06/19/landed_together_in_canada_tells_stories_of_samesex_couples_who_found_refuge_here.html
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Why immigration should be a cornerstone of Canada’s economic policy
Calgary Chamber of Commerce
June 19, 2014
http://www.calgarychamber.com/insight/blog/why-immigration-should-be-cornerstone-canadas-economic-policy

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British Columbia Peoples Party, Canada Invites India’s PM Modi to Scrap Visa Restrictions for Indo-Canadian Sikh’s
Digital Journal
June 19, 2014
http://www.digitaljournal.com/pr/2001063
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Rights groups announce legal challenge of proposed immigration bill
Edmonton Journal
June 18, 2014
http://www.edmontonjournal.com/news/Rights+groups+announce+legal+challenge+proposed/9951429/story.html
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Immigration in focus at museum
Nanaimo Daily News
June 16, 2014
http://www.nanaimodailynews.com/news/nanaimo-region/immigration-in-focus-at-museum-1.1131153

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Limmud FSU to expand to Australia, Canada
San Diego Jewish World
June 16, 2014
http://www.sdjewishworld.com/2014/06/16/limmud-fsu-expand-australia-canada/

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The march in Ottawa to push for end to immigration detention
Ottawa Citizen
June 16, 2014
http://ottawacitizen.com/news/local-news/they-march-in-ottawa-to-push-for-end-to-immigration-detention

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Canada to make immigration easier
Business Today (India)
June 13, 2014
http://businesstoday.intoday.in/story/canada-to-make-immigration-easier/1/207207.html

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Chinese investor visa applicants sue Canadian immigration
WorkPermit.com
June 12, 2014
http://www.workpermit.com/news/2014-06-11/chinese-investor-visa–applicants-sue-canadian-immigration

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U.S. Struggles To Help Influx Of Illegal Immigrants From Central American Countries
Canada.com
June 9, 2014
http://o.canada.com/news/u-s-struggles-to-help-influx-of-illegal-child-immigrants-from-central-american-countries

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Canadian Immigration News–June 1 to 7, 2014

Deported Nigerian Students To Return To School In Regina
CBC News
June 7, 2014
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/saskatchewan/deported-nigerian-students-to-return-to-school-in-regina-1.2668530

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Vancouver Councillor Kerry Jiang Criticizes New Brunswick Professor’ s Anti-Chinese Screed
Georgia Straight
June 6, 2014
http://www.straight.com/news/660926/vancouver-councillor-kerry-jang-criticizes-new-brunswick-professors-anti-chinese-screed

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Rich Chinese Sue Canada Over Immigration Rules
China Daily
June 4, 2014
http://english.peopledaily.com.cn/n/2014/0604/c90882-8736712.html

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1300 Rich Chinese Join Lawsuit Over Axing of Canada’s Millionaire Migrant Visa Scheme
South China Morning Post
June 3, 2014 (Updated June 10, 2014)
http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1524393/1300-rich-chinese-join-lawsuit-over-axing-canada-visa-scheme

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Canadian Immigration News–April 14 to April 21, 2014

Cerabino: Bill would let older Canadians stay in Florida longer, but why would they want to?

By Frank Cerabino
Palm Beach Post Staff Writer
April 19, 2014
http://www.palmbeachpost.com/news/business/cerabino-keep-florida-terse/nfcyr/

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Atlantic Region Struggling to Retain Immigrants
Sunday , April 20 2014 | 7:22:49 AM
http://www.vocm.com/newsarticle.asp?mn=2&id=45443&latest=1

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Traumatized refugees lose most of their federal mental health funding in B.C.
The Canadian Press
April 20, 2014 3:01am

http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/140420/traumatized-refugees-lose-most-their-federal-mental-health-f

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No English, no skills, no problem: USA citizenship for sale
Apr 20, 2014
http://www.eturbonews.com/44864/no-english-no-skills-no-problem-usa-citizenship-sale

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Lawyer Cohen to receive honorary degree from Atlantic School of Theology
LUCIE EDWARDSON
Published April 18, 2014 – 6:38pm
Last Updated April 18, 2014 – 6:42pm
http://thechronicleherald.ca/metro/1201842-lawyer-cohen-to-receive-honorary-degree-from-atlantic-school-of-theology

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Foreigners approved to fill hockey coaching positions in Canada
JOSH WINGROVE
OTTAWA — The Globe and Mail
Published Saturday, Apr. 19 2014, 7:00 AM EDT
Last updated Saturday, Apr. 19 2014, 7:31 AM EDT
63 comments
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/politics/foreigners-approved-to-fill-hockey-coaching-positions/article18069464/

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A modest proposal — a voter identity card
Let’s take a page from the marketers and make the right to vote a thing to celebrate
By: Susan Delacourt ottawa bureau Published on Fri Apr 18 2014
http://www.thestar.com/news/insight/2014/04/18/a_modest_proposal_a_voter_identity_card.html

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Entrepreneurs and self-employed workers category
New Canadian immigration programmes
Published: Tuesday, April 15, 2014
http://jamaica-gleaner.com/gleaner/20140415/news/news2.html

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Canadian Permanent Resident Status Will Be For Sale Again in Canada
PRWEB.COM Newswire
(PRWEB) April 15, 2014
http://www.digitaljournal.com/pr/1850236

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Some quick facts about Canada’s Ukrainian community
By The Canadian Press
April 14, 2014
http://www.calgaryherald.com/news/national/Some+quick+facts+about+Canadas+Ukrainian+community/9737686/story.html

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Canada: First “Climate Refugee” Case Going To Appeal In New Zealand
Last Updated: April 14 2014
Article by Dianne Saxe
Saxe Law Office
http://www.mondaq.com/canada/x/306762/general+immigration/First+Climate+Refugee+Case+Going+To+Appeal+In+New+Zealand

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A dramatic solution for illegal immigration
By Lloyd Omdahl, Columnist on Apr 14, 2014 at 7:12 a.m.
http://www.jamestownsun.com/content/dramatic-solution-illegal-immigrati

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Week of March 8 to March 14, 2014

Canada links strong women immigrants with a stronger country

http://www.emigrate.co.uk/news/20140313-8783_female-immigrants-make-canada-stronger

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Unauthorized immigration consultants and their impact on the integrity of the immigration system

http://www.digitaljournal.com/pr/1790166

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Backlog delays removal of “foreign criminals”

http://www.thestar.com/news/immigration/2014/03/13/backlog_delays_removal_of_foreign_criminals.html

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Helping newcomers integrate into labour market

http://www.digitaljournal.com/pr/1790500

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Former NRP cop being deported back to Canada

http://www.wellandtribune.ca/2014/03/13/former-nrp-cop-being-deported-back-to-canada

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Should Trinidad & Tobago have let Lev Tahor through

http://globalvoicesonline.org/2014/03/13/should-trinidad-tobago-have-let-lev-tahor-through/

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10,000 Canada visa out tomorrow

http://www.lecanadian.com/headline-news/2014/03/13/10000-canada-visa-out-tomorrow.html

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New citizenship bill grants unprecedented government power

http://panampost.com/andrew-woodbury/2014/03/14/canada-new-citizenship-bill-grants-unprecedented-government-power/

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Canadian Muslims face weird allegations

http://www.saudigazette.com.sa/index.cfm?method=home.regcon&contentid=20140314198549

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Canadian visa application error leaves Toronto man’s infant son stranded in India

http://www.thestar.com/news/immigration/2014/03/13/canadian_visa_application_error_leaves_toronto_mans_infant_son_stranded_in_india.html

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Rich visa student fined for undeclared goods

http://cnews.canoe.ca/CNEWS/Canada/2014/03/12/21531091.html

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Canada offers work opportunities

http://www.sunstar.com.ph/cebu/business/2014/03/13/canada-offers-work-opportunities-332920

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Muslim Immigration and integration : The debate spreads
Muslim debate : Offending people is a necessary condition for freedom

http://blogs.ottawacitizen.com/2014/03/13/muslim-immigration-and-multiculturalism-the-debate-spreads/

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Jailed Cuban man’s case on ice

http://www.wellandtribune.ca/2014/03/12/jailed-cuban-mans-case-on-ice

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Filipinos remember care-giver hero in Canada

http://www.abs-cbnnews.com/global-filipino/03/12/14/filipinos-remember-caregiver-hero-canada

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Greenland group invests $400 million in Canadian property project

http://online.wsj.com/article/BT-CO-20140311-704065.html

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Insight Report—Mobile entrepreneurs latest industry analysis

http://www.digitaljournal.com/pr/1783099

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The grinding predicament of Canada, Australia, Europe and America

http://www.newswithviews.com/Wooldridge/frosty937.htm

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(Flight MH370) 1000 passports stolen or lost in Thailand every year

http://www.thestandard.com.hk/breaking_news_detail.asp?id=47230&icid=2&d_str=

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Gov’t of Canada Announces appointment to the Canadian museum of immigration

http://www.digitaljournal.com/pr/1781593

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Canadian court victory for group of Chinese migration applicants

http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1444783/canadian-court-victory-group-chinese-migration-applicants

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Immigration law changes affect off-campus work, travel

http://ubyssey.ca/news/immigration-changes-235/

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Would-be investor immigrants have mixed track records in Canada’s courts

http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1444787/would-be-investor-immigrants-have-mixed-track-record-canadas-courts

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Spread of foreign workers becoming less common in cities

http://www.vancouversun.com/business/resources/Temporary+foreign+workers+becoming+less+common+cities/9597651/story.html

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What’s the real truth about Canada’s refugee system?

http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/bernie-farber/peter-kent-refugees_b_4927108.html

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1300 Syrians promised refuge —only 10 granted so far

http://panampost.com/panam-staff/2014/03/10/canada-1300-syrians-promised-refuge-only-10-granted-so-far/

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Construction and specialized workers’ union

http://www.mondaq.com/canada/x/298174/Mining/CONSTRUCTION+AND+SPECIALIZED+WORKERS+UNION

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WEEK of March 1 to March 7, 2014
How Many Immigrants Should Canada Allow in 2014?

http://www.mondaq.com/canada/x/297780/general+immigration/How+Many+Immigrants+Should+Canada+Allow+in+2014

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Cha Baa Thai Head Chef Allowed to Stay in Canada

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/nova-scotia/cha-baa-thai-head-chef-allowed-to-stay-in-canada-1.2562391

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The Truth About Canada’s Immigration System

http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/peter-kent/canada-immigration_b_4912316.html

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Canada To Increase Working Holiday Visas For Irish By 70%

http://www.irishtimes.com/news/ireland/irish-news/canada-to-increase-working-holiday-visas-for-irish-by-70-1.1715530

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Muslim Prof Says “Muslims Threaten West”

http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/178225#.Uxygzc61lnA

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Would-Be Canadian Resident Faces Marriage of Convenience Charge

http://thechronicleherald.ca/metro/1191653-would-be-canadian-resident-faces-marriage-of-convenience-charge

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Sydney Expected To Gain Foreign Buyers As Canada Closes Visa Scheme

http://smh.domain.com.au/real-estate-news/property-sydney-expected-to-gain-foreign-buyers-as-canada-closes-visa-scheme-20140307-34cr6.html

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International Experience—Visa For Irish Citizens

http://vancouverlaw.ca/international-experience-canada-visa-for-irish-citizens/

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Immigration System Failing Another Independent Restauranteur

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/nova-scotia/immigration-system-failing-another-independent-restaurateur-1.2561806

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Members Of Lev Tahor Sect Flee Canada

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/montreal/members-of-lev-tahor-sect-flee-canada-intercepted-in-trinidad-1.2560894

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Prairies Attract Immigrants as B.C. Flounders

http://www.vancouversun.com/business/economy/Barbara+Yaffe+Prairies+lure+immigrants+flounders/9583485/story.html

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Fugitive Sought In U.S., Canada On Drug- And Weapon-Smuggling Charges

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Islamophobia Raises Its Head In Immigration Debate

http://www.thestar.com/opinion/commentary/2014/03/04/islamaphobia_raises_its_head_in_immigration_debate.html

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Immigration, Property Prices and Vancouver : An Expert’s View

http://www.scmp.com/comment/blogs/article/1440792/immigration-property-prices-and-vancouver-experts-view

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Winnipeg Man Facing Deportation Not An Ex-KGB Agent–Lawyer

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/manitoba/winnipeg-man-facing-deportation-not-an-ex-kgb-agent-lawyer-1.2559908

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Immigrants Continue To Face Employment Barriers

http://www.orangeville.com/news-story/4396372-immigrants-continue-to-face-employment-barriers/

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Thomas Cook India Partners YAxis To Offer Immigration Services For Travellers Re-locating On Work or Studies

http://www.travelbizmonitor.com/thomas-cook-india-partners-yaxis-to-offer-immigration-services-for-travellers-relocating-on-work-or-studies-23382

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Chinese Urge Canada To Keep Immigration Program

http://asiancorrespondent.com/120241/chinese-urge-canada-to-keep-immigration-program/

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U.S. Man Accused of Bankrupting Hospital Fighting To Stay In B.C.

http://bc.ctvnews.ca/u-s-man-accused-of-bankrupting-hospital-fighting-to-stay-in-b-c-1.1714563

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Immigration Good Option For N.S.

http://www.kingscountynews.ca/Opinion/Columnists/2014-03-04/article-3631175/KINGS-NORTH-NEWS%3A-Immigration-good-option-for-NS/1

http://asiancorrespondent.com/120241/chinese-urge-canada-to-keep-immigration-program/

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Wings Clipped–Canadian Snowbirds Seek Longer U.S. Stay

http://www.pe.com/local-news/riverside-county/hemet/hemet-headlines-index/20140305-wings-clipped-canadian-snowbirds-seek-longer-u.s.-stay.ece

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Chinese Plead For Canada To Let Them Immigrate

http://abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory/chinese-urge-canada-immigration-program-22763623

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Immigration Red Tape Leaves Wife Of Six Years Raising Her Son Alone In Canada

http://www.thestar.com/news/immigration/2014/03/04/immigration_red_tape_leaves_wife_of_six_years_raising_her_son_alone_in_canada.html

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Canada’s Parent And Grandparent Visa Program for 2014 Full

http://www.expatforum.com/canada/canadas-parent-and-grandparent-visa-programme-for-2014-full.html

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Game Plan To Move To Canada

http://www.expatforum.com/expats/canada-expat-forum-expats-living-canada/360017-game-plan-move-canada.html

http://abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory/chinese-urge-canada-immigration-program-22763623

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Important Changes to the Foreign Worker Program

http://www.mondaq.com/canada/x/296896/general+immigration/Important+Changes+to+the+Foreign+Worker+Program

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Ryerson Researcher Finds Drawings Open A Window to An Immigrant Child’s World

http://www.thestar.com/news/immigration/2014/03/04/ryerson_researcher_finds_drawings_open_a_window_to_an_immigrant_childs_world.html

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Canadian Authorities Crackdown on Immigration Fraud

http://www.caribbean360.com/index.php/news/1107169.html#axzz2vUV1ZthG

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Canadian Immigration Newsbriefs For February, 2014

http://www.cicnews.com/2014/03/canadian-immigration-news-briefs-february-2014-033274.html

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Welcoming More New Canadians—New Canadian Citizens In February 2014  Almost Double

http://www.digitaljournal.com/pr/1766344

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1 Million Support Change to Immigration Law

http://this.org/blog/2014/02/28/ftw-friday-1-million-support-change-to-immigration-law/

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FWCanada Launches New App For Assessment Of Admissibility to Canada

http://www.prweb.com/releases/2014/03/prweb11630923.htm

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Great Debate : Mansur Versus Saunders On Muslim Immigration
Salim Mansur : “I come to You From Within The Wreckage of Islam”

http://blogs.ottawacitizen.com/2014/03/01/great-debate-mansur-versus-saunders-on-muslim-immigration/

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WEEK of January 10 to 17, 2014

Immigration minister Chris Alexander forges ahead with reform
When Chris Alexander took over the immigration portfolio in a cabinet shuffle last summer, it was seen as a major vote of confidence in the rookie MP.
By Debra Black
The Toronto Star, January 3, 2014
http://www.thestar.com/news/investigations/2014/01/03/immigration_minister_chris_alexander_forges_ahead_with_reform.html

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Canada urged to speed approval of skilled immigrants
Ontario Chamber of Commerce says businesses seeking scarce skills wait too long for newcomer processing; Australia does it in just 2 months.
By Nicholas Keung
The Toronto Star, January 7, 2014
http://www.thestar.com/news/immigration/2014/01/07/canada_urged_to_speed_approval_of_skilled_immigrants.html

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Man pleads guilty to immigration fraud
The Edmonton Journal, January 8, 2014
http://www.edmontonjournal.com/news/pleads+guilty+immigration+fraud/9360798/story.html

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Immigration minister tells Ontario: Pay for refugees’ health care yourself
By Elizabeth Payne
The Ottawa Citizen, January 8, 2014
http://www.ottawacitizen.com/health/Immigration+minister+tells+Ontario+refugees+health+care+yourself/9364995/story.html

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Wounded in shooting, drug smuggler faces immigration hearing
By Kim Bolan
The Vancouver Sun, January 9, 2014
http://www.timescolonist.com/sports/wounded-in-shooting-drug-smuggler-faces-immigration-hearing-1.783515

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WEEK of December 27, 2013 to January 3, 2014

UN adopts PH resolution on women migrant workers
By Matikas Santos
Inquirer.net, January 2, 2014
http://globalnation.inquirer.net/95599/un-adopts-ph-resolution-on-women-migrant-workers

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Former terrorist group leader ordered before immigration board
By Kim Bolan
The Vancouver Sun, December 31, 2013
http://www.vancouversun.com/news/Former+terrorist+group+leader+ordered+before+immigration+board/9337065/story.html

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Immigrant sponsorship eases a bit in new year
By Carol Sanders
The Brandon Sun, December 31, 2013
http://www.brandonsun.com/breaking-news/immigrant-sponsorship-eases-a-bit-in-new-year-238203621.html?thx=y

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New powers allowing checks on foreign workers take effect this week
Surprise checks at workplaces may curb abuse
By Amanada Stephenson
The Calgary Herald, January 2, 2014
http://www.calgaryherald.com/business/powers+allowing+checks+foreign+workers+take+effect+this+week/9341760/story.html

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Feds to accept 5,000 immigration applications for parents and grandparents
By Daniel Prousasalidis
The Toronto Sun, January 2, 2014
http://www.torontosun.com/2014/01/02/feds-to-accept-5000-immigration-applications-for-parents-and-grandparents

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WEEK of December 20 to 27, 2013

Alleged mobster to spend Christmas in jail
By Shawn Jeffords
The Toronto Sun, December 23, 2013
http://www.torontosun.com/2013/12/23/alleged-mobster-to-spend-christmas-in-jail

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WEEK of December 13 to 20, 2013

Avalon Mall workers arrested in immigration investigation
St. John’s mall arrests part of a three-province investigation
CBC News, December 19, 2013
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/newfoundland-labrador/avalon-mall-workers-arrested-in-immigration-investigation-1.2470648

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Canada closing door on North Korean refugees
When an appeal tribunal recently sided with Ottawa by overturning a North Korean’s refugee status, it sent shockwaves among others who have fled the regime.
By Nicholas Keung
The Toronto Star, December 15, 2013
http://www.thestar.com/news/immigration/2013/12/15/canada_closing_door_on_north_korean_refugees.html

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Premier Greg Selinger quiet on immigration controversy
By Steve Lambert
The Canadian Press, December 16, 2013
http://globalnews.ca/news/1032369/premier-greg-selinger-quiet-on-immigration-controversy/
http://www.thestar.com/news/immigration/2013/12/15/canada_closing_door_on_north_korean_refugees.html

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Justin Trudeau Vancouver: Liberal Leader Talks Immigration, Volunteers In DTES
The Canadian Press, December 18, 2013
http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2013/12/18/justin-trudeau-vancouver_n_4470138.html

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British Columbia should adopt Quebec-style migrant scheme, says lawyer
By Ian Young
The South China Morning Post, December 19, 2013
http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1386094/british-columbia-should-adopt-quebec-style-migrant-scheme-says-lawyer

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Jailed in Canada, unwanted by Iraq, refugee struggles for way out of legal limbo
By Joe Friesen
The Globe and Mail, December 17, 2013
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/politics/jailed-refugee-unwanted-by-iraq-struggles-for-way-out-of-legal-limbo/article16014397/

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WEEK of December 6 to December 13, 2013

Visitors to Canada may need to seek clearance
By Paul Vieira
The Wall Street Journal, December 6, 2013
http://blogs.wsj.com/canadarealtime/2013/12/06/visitors-to-canada-may-need-to-seek-clearance/?KEYWORDS=immigration

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Processing errors allow hundreds of doctors to gain immigrant status
By Tobi Cohen
Canada.com, December 10, 2013
http://o.canada.com/news/national/processing-errors-allow-hundreds-of-doctors-to-gain-immigrant-status/

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New Canadian Tourist Fee? Feds Pitch Online Travel Applications For Visitors
The Canadian Press, December 10, 2013
http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2013/12/10/canadian-tourist-fee_n_4421157.html

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Manitoba civil servant’s email to immigration agencies not partisan: ombudsman
The Canadian Press, December 11, 2013
http://winnipeg.ctvnews.ca/manitoba-civil-servant-s-email-to-immigration-agencies-not-partisan-ombudsman-1.1585429

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Minister says B.C. to lose ESL funding
The Canadian Press, December 11, 2013
http://globalnews.ca/news/1022817/minister-says-b-c-to-lose-esl-funding/

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OPP faces racial profiling complaint from migrant workers asked for DNA samples
Advocacy group says foreign farm workers approached in a sex assault investigation had only dark skin colour in common.
By Nicholas Keung
The Toronto Star, December 12, 2013
http://www.thestar.com/news/immigration/2013/12/12/opp_faces_racial_profiling_complaint_from_migrant_workers_asked_for_dna_samples.html

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Manitoba Opposition wants inquiry into former immigration minister
The Canadian Press, December 13, 2013
http://globalnews.ca/news/1028881/manitoba-opposition-wants-inquiry-into-former-immigration-minister/

WEEK of November 28 to December 6, 2013

Immigrant group requests Philippine consulate office in Alberta
By Tamara Elliott
The Global News, December 2, 2013
http://globalnews.ca/news/1004278/immigrant-group-requests-philippine-consulate-office-in-alberta/

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Migrant Worker Charged In Sexual Assault
By Avery Moore
The Blackburn News, December 2, 2013
http://blackburnnews.com/london/2013/12/02/arrest-in-bayham-sexual-assault/

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Ontario proposes sweeping new law to protect workers
Province would bar employers from charging recruitment fees to all temporary foreign workers, according to legislation introduced Wednesday.
By Laurie Monsebraaten
The Toronto Star, December 4, 2013
http://www.thestar.com/news/immigration/2013/12/04/proposed_ontario_labour_law_extends_to_foreign_workers.html

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WEEK of November 22 to November 29, 2013

Group forms to aid migrant workers
By Anne Sutherland
The Gazette, November 23, 2013
http://www.montrealgazette.com/life/Group+forms+migrant+workers/9205807/story.html

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Immigrant who wrongfully accused West Vancouver woman of slavery will likely get to stay here
By Susan Lazaruk
The Province, November 27, 2013
http://www.theprovince.com/news/Immigrant+wrongfully+accused+West+employer+slavery+likely+eligible/9216619/story.html

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Week of November 15 to 22, 2013

Hundreds held in Canada’s immigration cells
Nearly 600 people are currently held by Canadian immigration enforcement officials waiting to be deported, 60 for more than a year.
By Nicholas Keung
The Toronto Star, November 18, 2013
http://www.thestar.com/news/canada/2013/11/18/hundreds_held_in_canadas_immigration_cells.html

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New immigration rules could cost taxpayers $21B: Fraser Institute
By Andy Radia
Yahoo! Canada, November 19, 2013
http://ca.news.yahoo.com/blogs/canada-politics/parent-grandparent-immigration-rules-could-cost-taxpayers-21-181659979.html

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Express line for immigrants with high-demand skills on track for 2015
By Daniel Proussalidis
The Sun News, November 19, 2013
http://www.sunnewsnetwork.ca/sunnews/politics/archives/2013/11/20131119-150058.html

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Secret evidence plays growing role in Canada’s immigration courts
By Paul Weinberg
Rabble.ca, November 20, 2013
http://rabble.ca/news/2013/11/secret-evidence-plays-growing-role-canada%E2%80%99s-immigration-courts

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Migrant workers win court decision on benefits
About 100 migrant workers who labour in Canada won a court decision this week pertaining to their ability to apply for parental benefits.
By Donovan Vincent
The Toronto Star, November 21, 2013
http://www.thestar.com/news/canada/2013/11/21/migrant_workers_win_court_decision_on_benefits.html

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Convicted pedophile Khatab Ismail likely to stay in custody for now, say immigration officials
By Nadia Moharib
The Calgary Sun, November 21, 2013
http://www.calgarysun.com/2013/11/21/convicted-pedophile-khatab-ismail-likely-to-stay-in-custody-for-now-say-immigration-officials

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WEEK of November 8 to 15, 2013

One dead, three hurt after van carrying 14 crashes in Montérégie
Slippery surface, high winds along Highway 15 north blamed
The Gazette, November 12, 2013
http://www.montrealgazette.com/news/dead+three+hurt+after+carrying+migrant+workers+crashes+Mont%C3%A9r%C3%A9gie/9154613/story.html

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Federal government pulls pathway to immigration out from under foreign workers: labour
By Tobi Cohen
Postmedia, November 12, 2013
http://www.canada.com/Federal+government+pulls+pathway+immigration+from+under+foreign+workers+labour/9157424/story.html

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Immigrant language training program renewed at SIAST
By Thomas Piller
Global News, November 13, 2013
http://globalnews.ca/news/962203/immigrant-language-training-program-renewed-at-siast/

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Immigration essential to province’s economy: CEO
By Josh Pennell
The Telegram, November 14, 2013
http://www.thetelegram.com/Business/2013-11-14/article-3479978/Immigration-essential-to-province%26rsquo%3Bs-economy%3A-CEO/1

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McNeil focused on immigration
The Chronicle Herald, November 14, 2013
http://thechronicleherald.ca/novascotia/1167404-mcneil-focused-on-immigration

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Door opened to help Filipinos come to Canada faster
By Lee Berthiaume
Postmedia News, November 14, 2013
http://www.canada.com/news/Door+opened+help+Filipinos+come+Canada+faster/9167580/story.html

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WEEK of November 1 to 8, 2013

Tarek Loubani and John Greyson go to bat for immigrants jailed endlessly in Canada
“To see this in our own backyard is unacceptable,” the former prisoners of Egypt say of 191 immigrants in an Ontario jail.
By Debra Black
The Toronto Star, November 4, 2013
http://www.thestar.com/news/investigations/2013/11/04/tarek_loubani_and_john_greyson_go_to_bat_for_immigrants_jailed_endlessly_in_canada.html

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Saskatchewan announces changes to immigrant nominee program
CTV News, November 5, 2013
http://regina.ctvnews.ca/saskatchewan-announces-changes-to-immigrant-nominee-program-1.1529183

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Ruby Dhalla: An Indo-Canadian Doctor Speaks On Politics, Race And Immigration
By Palash Ghosh
International Business Times, November 6 2013
http://www.ibtimes.com/ruby-dhalla-indo-canadian-doctor-speaks-politics-race-immigration-1456566

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Canada to introduce new skilled visa application process for 2015
By Ray Clancy
Expat Forum, November 6, 2013
http://www.expatforum.com/canada/canada-to-introduce-new-skilled-visa-application-process-for-2015.html

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Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program gives foreign workers more options
By Nick Kuhl
Lethbridge Herald, November 7, 2013
http://lethbridgeherald.com/news/local-news/2013/11/alberta-immigrant-nominee-program-gives-foreign-workers-more-options/

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Ottawa relents on making Benhmuda family pay for deportation
The Canadian government will pay the deportation costs for Adel Benhmuda and his family, allowing him them to return.
By Sandro Contenta
The Toronto Star, November 7, 2013
http://www.thestar.com/news/world/2013/11/07/benhmuda_family_can_return_to_canada_without_paying_fee.html

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No labour shortage on horizon, study says
By Tavia Grant
The Globe and Mail, November 8, 2013
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/report-on-business/no-labour-shortage-on-horizon-study-says/article15324642/

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WEEK of October 24 to November 1, 2013

Immigrant mental health compounded by language and cultural barriers
For almost 25 years, since the onset of her schizophrenic symptoms, Kim Ngan Nguyen did not know why she heard voices and saw things others didn’t.
By Nicholas Keung
The Toronto Star, October 28, 2013
http://www.thestar.com/news/gta/unitedway/2013/10/28/immigrant_mental_health_compounded_by_language_and_cultural_barriers.html

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Ottawa’s 2014 immigration plan focuses on economic class
Canada is set to launch its “Express of Interest System” to let employers pick skilled immigrants from a pool of pre-screened candidates.
By Nicholas Keung
The Toronto Star, October 28, 2013
http://www.thestar.com/news/canada/2013/10/28/ottawas_2014_immigration_plan_focuses_on_economic_class.html

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Foreign worker admissions spike in 2013
By Joe Friesen
The Globe and Mail, October 29, 2013
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/foreign-worker-admissions-spike-in-2013/article15130667/

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Sri Lankan’s prospects for staying in Canada promising after supreme court redefines who is a terrorist
By Adrian Humphreys
The National Post, October 29, 2013
http://news.nationalpost.com/2013/10/29/sri-lankan-refugee-spared-deportation-as-judge-rules-she-no-longer-fits-definition-of-a-terrorist/

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Immigrant nominee numbers increased for Saskatchewan
The Canadian Press, October 30, 2013
http://globalnews.ca/news/934356/immigrant-nominee-numbers-increased-for-saskatchewan/

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Quebec plans to take in fewer immigrants
The Canadian Press, November 1, 2013
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/video/quebec-plans-to-take-in-less-immigrants/article15202972/

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WEEK of October 18 to 25, 2013

Ottawa unveils new visa stream to attract foreign entrepreneurs
By Jill Mahoney
The Globe and Mail, October 21, 2013
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/politics/new-visa-stream-for-entrepreneurs-announced/article14957552/

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Court questions credibility of Toronto woman who claims she failed citizenship test because judge was biased
By Stewart Bell
The National Post, October 21, 2013
http://news.nationalpost.com/2013/10/21/court-questions-credibility-of-toronto-woman-who-claims-she-failed-citizenship-test-because-judge-was-biased/

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Canada urged to release migrants in endless detention
What should Canada do with those migrants it cannot deport for a variety of reasons? Is indefinite detention the answer?
By Nicholas Keung
The Toronto Star, October 23, 2013
http://www.thestar.com/news/immigration/2013/10/23/canada_urged_to_release_migrants_in_endless_detention.html

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Job creation called key to boost immigration
New Brunswick seeking input on how to attract immigrants and keep young people in province
CBC News, October 25, 2013
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/new-brunswick/job-creation-called-key-to-boost-immigration-1.2251265

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WEEK of October 11 to 18, 2013

Could you pass the test? International citizenship tests are often more interested in cultural quirks than national knowledge
Public Radio International, October 15, 2013
http://www.pri.org/stories/2013-10-15/could-you-pass-test-international-citizenship-tests-are-often-more-interested

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Government withheld information at hearings, immigration lawyers say
By Douglas Quan
Postmedia News, October 12, 2013
http://www.vancouversun.com/news/Government+withheld+information+hearings+immigration+lawyers/9030512/story.html

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Website, app launched to help young immigrants become citizens
A national website and mobile app will be launched Tuesday to help young immigrants learn about the importance of getting Canadian citizenship.
By Nicholas Keung
The Toronto Star, October 15, 2013
http://www.thestar.com/news/canada/2013/10/15/website_app_launched_to_help_young_immigrants_become_citizens.html

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Canada to lift travel visas for Czechs
Plan comes amid reports European trade deal is near
By Tobi Cohen
Postmedia News, October 17, 2013
http://www.theprovince.com/travel/Canada+lift+travel+visas+Czechs/9047271/story.html

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The Rise Of Europe’s Anti-Immigration Parties
Political analysts from the left draw a parallel with the rise of fascism after the 1929 stock market crash.
By Robert Nisbet
Sky News, October 14, 2013
http://news.sky.com/story/1153190/the-rise-of-europes-anti-immigration-parties

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WEEK OF October 4 to 11, 2013

Group pushes for action over indefinitely detained immigrants
By Victor Ferreira
The Guelph Mercury, October 7, 2013
http://www.guelphmercury.com/news-story/4143825-group-pushes-for-action-over-indefinitely-detained-immigrants/

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Nova Scotia leaders weigh in on immigration issues
About 3,000 international students come to Nova Scotia every year to study
CBC News, October 7, 2013
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/nsvotes2013/nova-scotia-leaders-weigh-in-on-immigration-issues-1.1929022

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Canada Post boss admits posing as immigration officer, extorting sex favours
By Sam Pazzano
QMI Agency, October 9, 2013
http://www.sunnewsnetwork.ca/sunnews/canada/archives/2013/10/20131009-192137.html

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‘We are zero’: Immigrant says she can’t escape sting of India’s caste system, even in Canada
By Cheryl Chan
Postmedia News, October 10, 2013
http://news.nationalpost.com/2013/10/10/we-are-zero-immigrant-says-she-cant-escape-sting-of-indias-caste-system-even-in-canada/

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Second migrant deported by Canada jailed in Sri Lanka: court
By Jonathan Woodward
CTV, October 11, 2013
http://bc.ctvnews.ca/second-migrant-deported-by-canada-jailed-in-sri-lanka-court-1.1492553

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WEEK of September 27, 2013 to October 4, 2013

World Immigration Called ‘Win-Win’ For Rich Nations, And Poor
By Ashley Westerman
NPR, October 2, 2013
http://www.npr.org/blogs/parallels/2013/10/02/228285496/world-immigration-called-win-win-for-rich-nations-and-poor

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World Bank: Migrant worker remittances over $414B
By Peter James Spielmann
The Associated Press, October 2, 2013
http://www.wpxi.com/news/ap/financial-services/world-bank-migrant-worker-remittances-over-414b/nbDNZ/

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Asia-Pacific: Minister defends Harper government focus on immigration
Canada’s declining birthrate nowhere near keeping up to demand for workers
By Chuck Chiang
The Vancouver Sun, September 29, 2013
http://www.vancouversun.com/business/Asia+Pacific+Minister+defends+Harper+government+focus+immigration/8974944/story.html

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Premier Wall to focus on immigration during Asia trip
CBC News, September 29, 2013
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/saskatchewan/premier-wall-to-focus-on-immigration-during-asia-trip-1.1872714

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Alleged Mafia boss would receive ‘virtually unlimited’ money to fund a fugitive life, immigration hearing told
By Adrian Humphreys
The National Post, September 30, 2013
http://news.nationalpost.com/2013/09/30/alleged-mafia-boss-would-receive-virtually-unlimited-money-to-fund-a-fugitive-life-immigration-hearing-told/

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Polygamous immigrants can only bring first wife, officials warn
By Daniel Proussalidis
QMI Agency, October 1, 2013
http://www.sunnewsnetwork.ca/sunnews/politics/archives/2013/10/20131001-162340.html

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Detained migrants continue hunger strike over Ontario jail’s conditions
By Joe Friesen
The Globe and Mail, October 1, 2013
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/detained-migrants-continue-hunger-strike-over-ontario-jails-conditions/article14647838/

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Report calls for school credit for English language learners classes
By Katie Hyslop
The Tyee, October 1, 2013
http://thetyee.ca/Blogs/TheHook/2013/10/01/Report-calls-for-school-credit-for-ELL-classes/

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WEEK of September 20 to 27, 2013

Illegal immigrant children in Quebec: No work at home, no school here
By Catherine Solyom
The Montreal Gazette, September 22, 2013
http://www.montrealgazette.com/news/saturday-extra/Illegal+immigrant+children+Quebec+work+home+school/8944222/story.html

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Voices from Hamilton’s Immigrant Women’s Centre
By Julia Chapman
CBC News, September 25, 2013
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/hamilton/talk/voices-from-hamilton-s-immigrant-women-s-centre-1.1866756

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Immigration detainees vow to continue hunger strike
Immigration detainees recently shuffled from Toronto to Lindsay have vowed to continue a hunger strike until detention conditions are improved.
By Nicholas Keung
The Toronto Star, September 25, 2013
http://www.thestar.com/news/immigration/2013/09/25/immigration_detainees_vow_to_continue_hunger_strike.html

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Ottawa to take a closer look at forced marriage issues
Baird pledges at UN to ‘stand up for these girls’ abroad, days after study reveals 219 Ontario cases in three years.
By Debra Black
The Toronto Star, September 25, 2013
http://www.thestar.com/news/immigration/2013/09/25/ottawa_to_take_a_closer_look_at_forced_marriage_issues.html

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Quebec Immigration Regulations Challenged in Court
Canadian Immigration News, September 26, 2013
http://www.cicnews.com/2013/09/quebec-immigration-regulations-challenged-court-092948.html

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Immigrants still finding it tough to get work in Hamilton: Report
By Steve Arnold
The Hamilton Spectator, September 26, 2013
http://www.thespec.com/news-story/4125738-immigrants-still-finding-it-tough-to-get-work-in-hamilton-report/

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Longtime Sask. resident ‘lost’ in immigration system
Misunderstanding over permanent resident status
By Bre McAdam
http://cjme.com/story/longtime-sask-resident-lost-immigration-system/134946

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Saskatchewan population tops 1.1 million for first time, due largely to immigration
The Canadian Press, September 26, 2013
http://metronews.ca/news/saskatoon/807984/saskatchewan-population-tops-1-1-million-for-first-time-due-largely-to-immigration/

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WEEK of September 13 to 20, 2013

City sees immigration growth
By Jennifer Hamilton-McCharles
The Nugget, September 16, 2013
http://www.nugget.ca/2013/09/16/city-sees-immigration-growth

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Businessman arraigned on immigration fraud charges
By Steve Bruce
The Chronicle Herald, September 18, 2013
http://thechronicleherald.ca/metro/1154883-businessman-arraigned-on-immigration-fraud-charges

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Ottawa man claims new evidence in fight against deportation to country he’s never visited
By Chris Cobb
The Ottawa Citizen, September 18, 2013
http://www.ottawacitizen.com/news/Ottawa+claims+evidence+fight+against+deportation+country+never+visited/8928113/story.html

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‘Go home,’ says anti-immigrant graffiti in LaSalle
Messages on a church and a Turkish spa both signed with ‘PQ’
CBC News, September 19, 2013
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/montreal/go-home-says-anti-immigrant-graffiti-in-lasalle-1.1860260

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Immigration detainees in Lindsay jail stage protest and hunger strike
About 200 inmates have been relocated to the Lindsay correctional centre, a move critics say isolate them from help and support.
By Nicholas Keung
The Toronto Star, September 20, 2013
http://www.thestar.com/news/immigration/2013/09/20/immigration_detainees_stage_protest_and_hunger_strike.html

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WEEK of Sept. 6 to Sept. 13, 2013

More people living abroad than ever, says UN study
Three percent of the world’s population live outside the countries of their birth, a new UN study has reported. Despite recession the migratory trend continues, especially to the United States.
Deutsche Welle, September 12, 2013
http://www.dw.de/more-people-living-abroad-than-ever-says-un-study/a-17083834

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Immigrant biometric rules kick in
By Daniel Proussalidis
The Edmonton Examiner, September 5, 2013
http://www.edmontonexaminer.com/2013/09/05/immigrant-biometric-rules-kick-in

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Bass River, N.S. upset over family’s deportation
The Platneurs moved to N.S. from England 4 years ago and want to become Canadian citizens, but were told to leave immediately
CBC News, September 6, 2013
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/nova-scotia/story/2013/09/06/ns-immigration-family.html

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Foreign service job action threatens Canada’s annual immigration target
The number of immigrant visas granted from this summer dropped 7.5 per cent, while temporary visitor visas were up 11 per cent.
By Nicholas Keung
The Toronto Star, September 10, 2013
http://www.thestar.com/news/canada/2013/09/10/foreign_service_job_action_threatens_canadas_annual_immigration_target.html

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Baillie’s promise to boost immigration in Ottawa’s hands
By Paul McLeod
The Chronicle Herald, September 10, 2013
http://thechronicleherald.ca/novascotia/1153190-baillie-s-promise-to-boost-immigration-in-ottawa-s-hands

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Charter of Values hints that Quebec having second thoughts over mad dash for immigrants
By Tristin Hopper
The National Post, September 10, 2013
http://news.nationalpost.com/2013/09/10/charter-of-values-hints-that-quebec-having-second-thoughts-over-mad-dash-for-immigrants/

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Foreign worker program divides labour, business
By Will Chabun
The Regina Leader Post, September 12, 2013
http://www.leaderpost.com/business/Foreign+worker+program+divides+labour+business/8901963/story.html

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Court hears testimony of passport fraud
By Andrea Woo
The Globe and Mail, September 12, 2013
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/british-columbia/promises-of-passport-better-job-drew-alleged-victim-in-human-trafficking-trial-hears/article14293307/

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Mayor of Leamington, Ontario, says sexual harassment from migrant workers a ‘cancer’ on the town
By Sarah Boesveld
The National Post, September 13, 2013
http://news.nationalpost.com/2013/09/10/mayor-of-leamington-ontario-says-sexual-harassment-from-migrant-workers-a-cancer-on-the-town/

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WEEK of August 30 to September 6, 2013

Canada Seeks Immigrants Who Fit Better
Ottawa Screens Applicants for English, French Fluency and “Adaptability”
By Alistair MacDonald
The Wall Street Journal, August 31, 2013
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887323980604579030964060914466.html

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Canadian government examined limiting refugees with health problems: documents
The Canadian Press, September 3, 2013
http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130903/canadian-government-examined-limiting-refugees-health-proble

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Foreign service strike costs universities money, enrolment
Hundreds of students who inject millions into economy not coming to Canada due to lack of visas
CBC News, September 4, 2013
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/windsor/story/2013/09/03/wdr-foreign-service-strike-canadian-universities.html

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Fine for company connected to migrant workers’ deaths more than tripled
The Canadian Press, September 4, 2013
http://www.thespec.com/news-story/4062395-fine-for-company-connected-to-migrant-workers-deaths-more-than-tripled/

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B.C. woman pleads not guilty to forcing Tanzanian immigrant into virtual slavery
The Canadian Press, September 4, 2013
http://www.theprovince.com/news/woman+pleads+guilty+forcing+Tanzanian+immigrant+into/8869365/story.html

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Moncton club notes dramatic rise in immigrant membership
Boys and Girls Club of Moncton says almost half of its members are from other countries
CBC News, September 5, 2013
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/new-brunswick/story/2013/09/05/nb-moncton-boys-girls-club-immigrants.html

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Mobile sexual health clinic a life-saver for immigrant women
Whether they speak Urdu or Korean, the name on the Winnebago means the same to all of its farflung patients: a service that could literally save their lives.
By Marc Ellison
The Toronto Star, September 5, 2013
http://www.thestar.com/news/gta/2013/09/05/mobile_sexual_health_clinic_a_lifesaver_for_immigrant_women.html

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Immigration boosting housing sector: report
By David Parkinson
The Globe and Mail, September 5, 2013
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/report-on-business/economy/economy-lab/immigration-boosting-housing-sector-report/article14147649

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WEEK of August 23 to August 30, 2013

Visa backlog puts Nova Scotia universities in limbo
Some international students’ visas trapped in strike action by foreign service officers
CBC News, August 27, 2013
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/nova-scotia/story/2013/08/26/ns-student-visa-foreign-students.html

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Canada takes steps to deport Tunisian refugee claimant accused of being ‘member of al-Qaeda network’
By Stewart Bell
The National Post, August 27, 2013
http://news.nationalpost.com/2013/08/26/canada-takes-steps-to-deport-tunisian-refugee-claimant-accused-of-being-member-of-al-qaeda-network/

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Migrant worker survey commissioned
P.E.I. Federation of Agriculture reacts to report that gives the province poor grades on migrant worker treatment
CBC News, August 27, 2013
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/prince-edward-island/story/2013/08/27/pei-migrant-worker-survey-584.html

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Immigration won’t bar Muslim preachers
By Trudie Mason
CJAD, August 28, 2013
http://www.cjad.com/CJADLocalNews/entry.aspx?BlogEntryID=10582376

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Immigration wave packs Neepawa schools
Manitoba town has seen 1,200 new residents in past three years
CBC News, August 28, 2013
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/manitoba/story/2013/08/28/mb-neepawa-schools-immigration-winnipeg.html

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Think-tank calls for immigration reform
Fraser Institute says newcomers creating high ‘fiscal burden’
By Peter O’Neil
Postmedia News, August 29, 2013
http://www.ottawacitizen.com/news/Think+tank+calls+immigration+reform/8845467/story.html

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Deadline looms as thousands of ‘forgotten’ would-be immigrants await decision
By Tobi Cohen
Postmedia News, August 28, 2013
http://www.edmontonjournal.com/news/national/Deadline+looms+thousands+forgotten+would+immigrants/8844433/story.html

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WEEK of August 16 to August 23, 2013

Undocumented immigrants: Toronto may be a ‘sanctuary city,’ but agencies still ask about status
A survey finds it’s risky for undocumented people to seek help from a service agency; half will “ask” about their status, and nearly one in three will “tell.”
By Nicholas Keung
The Toronto Star, August 20, 2013
http://www.thestar.com/news/immigration/2013/08/20/undocumented_immigrants_toronto_may_be_a_sanctuary_city_but_agencies_still_ask_about_status.html

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Striking diplomats rally, tweet as contract dispute drags on
Striking foreign service officers take to Twitter to make their case
By Megan Fitzpatrick
CBC News, August 20, 2013
http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/story/2013/08/20/pol-foreign-service-officer-strike-rally-hearing.html

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Alleged triad boss living in Vancouver ordered to leave by immigration board, but wife and kids get to stay in Canada
By Vivian Luk
The Canadian Press, August 21, 2013
http://www.theprovince.com/news/Immigration+refugee+board+orders+deportation+alleged+triad+boss/8813029/story.html

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Immigration consultants raise concerns about government crackdown on fake practitioners
By Tobi Cohen
Postmedia News, August 21, 2013
http://www.canada.com/Immigration+consultants+raise+concerns+about+government+crackdown+fake+practitioners/8817536/story.html

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WEEK of August 9 to 16, 2013

Canada to favour refugee claims by gay Russians
By Daniel Bitonti and Campbell Clark
The Glove and Mail, August 12, 2013
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/canada-to-favour-refugee-claims-by-gay-russians/article13724670/

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Canadian air force mechanic’s parents denied visa from India to visit ailing grandson
Deepak Sharma has fought for Canada in Afghanistan and Libya, but the air force veteran just cannot beat Canadian immigration officials.
By Nicholas Keung
The Toronto Star, August 14, 2013
http://www.thestar.com/news/canada/2013/08/14/canadian_air_force_mechanics_parents_denied_visa_from_india_to_visit_ailing_grandson.html

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Chinese tourist may have scammed seniors
Five suspects arrested at YVR airport as they tried to leave for China
CBC News, August 12, 2013
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/story/2013/08/12/bc-blessing-scam-immigration-hearing.html

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Canada welcomes first skilled trades immigrants
By Tobi Cohen
Postmedia News, August 16, 2013
http://www.montrealgazette.com/news/canada/Canada+welcomes+first+skilled+trades+immigrants/8797762/story.html

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WEEK of August 2 to August 9, 2013

New immigration minister alerted to program abuse
By Daniel Proussalidis
QMI Agency, August 5, 2013
http://www.sunnewsnetwork.ca/sunnews/politics/archives/2013/08/20130803-123223.html

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Immigrant birthrate significant: study
Numbers twice as high as native-born
By Douglas Todd
Postmedia News, August 9, 2013
http://www.ottawacitizen.com/technology/Immigrant+birthrate+significant+study/8767408/story.html

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WEEK of July 26, 2013 to August 2, 2013

Cash-Strapped Nations Race to Attract Chinese Immigrants
Best Deals Come From Countries in Caribbean and Southern Europe
By Jason Chow
The Wall Street Journal, July 30, 2013
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887324809004578636962203195522.html

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John Lennon Dream Re-Imagined as Migrant Boom: Cutting Research
By Shamim Adam and Paul Badertscher
Bloomberg, August 1, 2013
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-08-01/john-lennon-dream-re-imagined-as-migrant-boom-cutting-research.html

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Migrant worker awarded $23,500 after being subjected to racial abuse
The Canadian Press, July 29, 2013
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/migrant-worker-awarded-23500-after-being-subjected-to-racial-abuse/article13477245/

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Canadian visa staff set to walk out worldwide
By Fiona Buchanan
Postmedia News, July 29, 2013
http://www.thestarphoenix.com/travel/Canadian+visa+staff+walk+worldwide/8719988/story.html

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Mountie not guilty of perjury in immigrant Taser probe
The Vancouver Record, July 29, 2013
http://www.therecord.com/news-story/3915127-mountie-not-guilty-of-perjury-in-immigrant-taser-probe/

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Universities: Immigration law hurts enrolment
By Paul McLeod
The Herald News, July 30, 2013
http://thechronicleherald.ca/novascotia/1145194-universities-immigration-law-hurts-enrolment

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Quebec immigration program stiffs B.C.
Quebec gets the investment from investor immigrants, but most promptly settle in Vancouver
By Peter O’Neil
The Vancouver Sun, August 2, 2013
http://www.vancouversun.com/business/Quebec+immigration+program+stiffs/8739039/story.html

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WEEK of July 19 to July 26, 2013

Clement accepts arbitration from foreign-service workers as universities warn of visa crunch
By Josh Wingrove
The Globe and Mail, July 23, 2013
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/politics/arbitration-an-option-for-clement-as-striking-foreign-service-workers-deadline-nears/article13358175/

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Foreign worker fix has loophole
Firms can still ask for third language
By Tobi Cohen
Postmedia News, July 23, 2013
http://www.ottawacitizen.com/life/Foreign+worker+loophole/8694464/story.html

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Week of July 12 to July 19, 2013

Wilkie family returns to Egypt after immigration woes
CBC News, July 15, 2013
http://www.cbc.ca/hamilton/news/story/2013/07/15/hamilton-wilkie-family.html

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Cabinet shuffle: Immigration advocates have hope for new minister
Jason Kenney has been moved from the Ministry of Citizenship and Immigration. His replacement is GTA MP Chris Alexander
By Debra Black
The Toronto Star, July 16, 2013
http://www.thestar.com/news/canada/2013/07/16/cabinet_shuffle_immigration_advocates_have_hope_for_new_minister.html

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Immigration advocates expect little will change
But hope new minister revisits ‘contentious policies’
By Carol Sanders
The Winnipeg Free Press, July 17, 2013
http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/local/immigration-advocates-expect-little-will-change-215784931.html

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Supreme Court clarifies rules on refugees and war crimes
Case of Congo man sent back to immigration board for new decision
By Alison Crawford
CBC News, July 19, 2013
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/montreal/story/2013/07/18/pol-supreme-court-refugee-congo.html

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Week of July 5 to July 12, 2013

David Suzuki says Canada is ‘full’ and calls country’s immigration policy ‘crazy’
Famous environmentalist makes some questionable comments about immigration in interview with French newspaper
By Ismael N. Daro
Canada.com, July 11, 2013
http://o.canada.com/2013/07/11/david-suzuki-immigration-french-newspaper-interview/

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Immigration minister slams David Suzuki for saying Canada’s “full”
The activist’s remarks were published earlier this month in the Paris-based publication L’Express
By Derek Abma
Postmedia News, July 12, 2013
http://www.calgaryherald.com/news/politics/Immigration+minister+slams+David+Suzuki+saying+Canada+full/8651238/story.html

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Week of June 28 to July 5, 2013

How Other Countries Handle Immigration
Countries struggle to find the best way to deal with immigrants knocking at their doors.
By Brett Line and Linda Poon
National Geographic, June 30, 2013
http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2013/06/130630-immigration-reform-world-refugees-asylum-canada-japan-australia-sweden-denmark-united-kingdom-undocumented-immigrants/

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Pakistani Christian girl acquitted of blasphemy is now in Canada, immigration minister says
The Associated Press, June 30, 2013
http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/the_americas/pakistani-christian-girl-acquitted-of-blasphemy-is-now-in-canada-immigration-minister-says/2013/06/30/4f5f8fb2-e202-11e2-8657-fdff0c195a79_story.html

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Canada’s new immigration law will ‘tear families apart’
Ottawa will narrow the definition of a dependent child to someone younger than 19, rather than the current 22, with no exception for full-time students.
By Nicholas Keung
The Toronto Star, June 30, 2013
http://www.thestar.com/news/canada/2013/06/30/canadas_new_immigration_law_will_tear_families_apart.html

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Feds waive fees to replace documents destroyed by flooding in Alberta
By Stephanie Levitz
The Canadian Press, July 2, 2013
http://www.edmontonjournal.com/news/Feds+waive+fees+replace+documents+destroyed+flooding/8605652/story.html

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In light of Alberta floods, federal immigration extends deadlines, waives fees
By Jason Van Rassel
The Calgary Herald, July 3, 2013
http://www.calgaryherald.com/business/energy-resources/light+Alberta+floods+federal+immigration+extends+deadlines/8606893/story.html

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Week of June 21 to June 28, 2013

Money sent home by migrant workers could boost rural economies, UN says
UN News Centre, June 28, 2013
http://www.un.org/apps/news/story.asp?NewsID=45301&Cr=ifad&Cr1=rural#.Uc3L3dhO2So

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Stephen Lewis explains why new Jewish group is challenging Ottawa
By Gloria Galloway
The Globe and Mail, June 24, 2013
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/politics/stephen-lewis-explains-why-new-jewish-group-is-challenging-ottawa/article12789134/

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Foreign service officers protest PMO over stalled labour negotiations
By Kim Mackrael
The Globe and Mail, June 25, 2013
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/politics/foreign-service-officers-protest-pmo-over-stalled-labour-negotiations/article12802100/

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Study of immigrant workers’ plight leads researchers to press for reform
By Kaleigh Rogers
The Globe and Mail, June 25, 2013
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/toronto/study-of-immigrant-workers-plight-leads-researchers-to-press-for-reform/article12821580/

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Canada to resettle 1,000 Bhutanese refugees
South Asian Focus, June 26, 2013
http://www.southasianfocus.ca/news/canada-to-resettle-1000-bhutanese-refugees/

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Canada is growing dependent on temporary foreign workers, experts fear
By Vivian Luk
The Canadian Press, June 26, 2013
http://www.theprovince.com/business/Canada+growing+dependent+temporary+foreign+workers+experts+fear/8581639/story.html

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Women, immigrants lead the way among Canada’s educated classes
By Tobi Cohen
Postmedia News, June 27, 2013
http://www.ottawacitizen.com/life/Women+immigrants+lead+among+Canada+educated+classes/8580713/story.html

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Canada looks to put GPS bracelets on more migrants
By Steven Chase
The Globe and Mail, June 27, 2013
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/politics/canadia-border-services-agency-plans-to-buy-gps-bracelets/article12850370/

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Local family faces uncertain future after deportation
Fundraiser Tuesday with Los Chi-wah-wahs
The Comox Valley Echo, June 28, 2013
http://www.canada.com/Local+family+faces+uncertain+future+after+deportation/8590979/story.html

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Passport Canada reaches end of the line
By Dave Batt Agello
The Windsor Star, June 28, 2013
http://www.windsorstar.com/business/Passport+Canada+reaches+line/8590506/story.html

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WEEK of June 14 to 21, 2013

Canadian doctors staging ‘day of action’ to protest refugee health care cuts
CTV.ca, June 17, 2013
http://www.ctvnews.ca/health/canadian-doctors-staging-day-of-action-to-protest-refugee-health-care-cuts-1.1328775

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Canada tops list for immigrant businesses
By Chris Riddell
The Financial Post, June 18, 2013
http://www.thestarphoenix.com/business/Canada+tops+list+immigrant+businesses/8539911/story.html

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Job action by foreign service hurting Canadian tourism industry
By Campbell Clark
The Globe and Mail, June 19, 2013
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/job-action-by-foreign-service-hurting-canadian-tourism-industry/article12660862/

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Man should be deported over gang ties: Ottawa
By Terri Theodore
The Canadian Press, June 19, 2013
http://www.vancouversun.com/news/should+deported+over+gang+ties+Ottawa/8546137/story.html

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Windsor prepares for Syrian refugees
CBC News, June 20, 2013
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/windsor/story/2013/06/20/wdr-syrian-refugees-windsor.html

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Supreme Court upholds decision to deny Libyan man residency status
By Mike Blanchfield
The Canadian Press, June 20, 2013
http://www.ottawacitizen.com/life/Supreme+Court+upholds+decision+deny+Libyan+residency/8553136/story.html

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Pledge to resettle Iraqi refugees will be filled by 2015, Kenney says
The Canadian Press, June 20, 2013
http://www.leaderpost.com/news/Pledge+resettle+Iraqi+refugees+will+filled+2015+Kenney+says/8555035/story.html

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Canada to help resettle some Syrian refugees
More than 1.6 million registered refugees out of Syria, UNHCR says
CBC News, June 20, 2013
http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/story/2013/06/20/syria-refugees-canada.html?cmp=rss

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WEEK of May 31 to June 7, 2013

Federal government to offer do-over of failed citizenship exams
By Tobi Cohen
Postmedia News, June 2, 2013
http://o.canada.com/2013/06/02/failed-the-citizenship-exam-federal-government-now-offering-do-over/

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Canada attempts to lure foreigners away from Silicon Valley with start-up visa
The New York Times, June 5, 2013
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/world/canada-attempts-to-lure-foreigners-away-from-silicon-valley-with-start-up-visa/article12373059/

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Colorado man accused of kidnapping son ordered deported
The Canadian Press, June 7, 2013
http://www.ottawacitizen.com/news/national/Colorado+accused+kidnapping+could+deported+today/8494254/story.html

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Week of May 24 to May 31, 2013

Bilingualism edges lower in past decade, Statscan study shows
By Ingrid Peritz
The Globe and Mail, May 28, 2013
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/bilingualism-edges-lower-in-past-decade-statscan-study-shows/article12192866/

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Alleged au pair scheme nets charges against B.C. woman
Lisa Large, of Chilliwack, accused of bringing nannies to Canada without work permits
CBC News, May 29, 2013
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/story/2013/05/28/bc-court-nanny-immigration-borders.html

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Canada, Chile forge new deal on immigration, beef exports: Harper
The Canadian Press, May 30, 2013
http://www.vancouversun.com/business/Canada+Chile+forge+deal+immigration+beef+exports+Harper/8455820/story.html

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Week of May 10 to 17, 2013

Canada deports ‘convicted terrorist’ after 26 years
Mahmoud Mohammad Issa Mohammad flown to Lebanon
By Megan Fitzpatrick
CBC News, May 13, 2013
http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/story/2013/05/13/pol-kenney-deportation.html

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Federal Court pilot project aims to fast-track simple immigration cases
By Tobi Cohen
Postmedia News, May 11, 2013
http://www.edmontonjournal.com/news/Federal+Court+pilot+project+aims+fast+track+simple/8368876/story.html

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American immigration bill would give Canadian snowbirds an extra two months a year in the U.S.
By Joseph Bean
The National Post, May 13, 2013
http://news.nationalpost.com/2013/05/12/canadian-snowbirds-could-get-an-extra-two-months-a-year-in-the-u-s/

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Trade talks squeeze Canada’s refugee-protection system
Campbell Clark
The Globe and Mail, May 16, 2013
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/politics/trade-talks-squeeze-canadas-refugee-protection-system/article11959228/?cmpid=rss1

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Temporary foreign worker bust made in Kingsville
CBC News, May 16, 2013
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/windsor/story/2013/05/16/wdr-temporary-foreign-worker-bust-kingsville-cbsa.html

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Canada ‘needs skilled workers’
By Jessica S. Losorata
Sun Star, May 14, 2013
http://www.sunstar.com.ph/cebu/business/2013/05/14/canada-needs-skilled-workers-282345

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After 26-year fight, Canada finally deports Palestinian terrorist convicted of attack on Israeli plane
By Stewart Bell
National Post, May 14, 2013
http://news.nationalpost.com/2013/05/13/after-26-year-fight-canada-finally-deports-palestinian-terrorist-convicted-of-attack-of-el-al-plane/

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Immigration changes Canada’s religious composition
By Dawn Cherie Araujo
Eucmenical News, May 14, 2013
http://www.ecumenicalnews.com/article/immigration-changes-canadas-religious-composition-22180

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Vince Li’s doctors seek Winnipeg visitation privileges
Treatment team seeks supervised visits to Winnipeg, Lockport for Vince Li
CBC News, May 13, 2013
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/manitoba/story/2013/05/13/mb-vince-li-visitation-hearing-winnipeg.html?cmp=rss

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Ottawa to change immigration age limit of dependant children to under 19
The Spec, May 17, 2013
http://www.thespec.com/news-story/2878280-ottawa-to-change-immigration-age-limit-of-dependant-children-to-under-19/

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Family reunification program changes worry some in Winnipeg
By Donna Carreiro
CBC News, May 17, 2013
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/manitoba/story/2013/05/16/mb-family-reunification-federal-guidelines-reax.html

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Week of May 3 to May 10, 2013

India refuses to accept deportation of Ottawa-born man
By Gary Dimmock
The Ottawa Citizen, May 4, 2013
http://www.ottawacitizen.com/news/India+refuses+accept+deportation+Ottawa+born/8339064/story.html

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Border agency slaps restrictions on documentary film shoot after privacy infringement claims
By Douglas Quan
Postmedia News, May 4, 2013
http://www.theprovince.com/entertainment/movie-guide/Canada+Border+Services+Agency+CBSA+slaps+restrictions/8338915/story.html

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Most immigrants to Quebec feel attachment to Canada: poll
By Marian Scott
The Gazette, May 6, 2013
http://www.montrealgazette.com/news/Most+immigrants+Quebec+feel+attachment+Canada+poll/8345171/story.html

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Toronto’s immigrant enclaves spread to suburbs
Toronto’s Chinatown, Greektown and Little Italy now resemble tourist landmarks, while new immigrant enclaves sprout in suburbs.
The Toronto Star, May 7, 2013
http://www.thestar.com/news/immigration/2013/05/07/torontos_immigrant_enclaves_spread_to_suburbs.html

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Study calls for scaling back temporary foreign worker program in favour of retraining
By Jason Van Rassel
The Calgary Herald, May 7, 2013
http://www.calgaryherald.com/news/alberta/Study+calls+scaling+back+temporary+foreign+worker+program/8349937/story.html

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One in five Canadians are born abroad, survey shows
By Randall Palmer
Reuters, May 8, 2013
http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/05/08/us-census-immigrants-idUSBRE9470TQ20130508

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Sask. immigration numbers jump: StatsCan survey
By Aaron Streck
Global News, May 8, 2013
http://globalnews.ca/news/546890/sask-immigration-numbers-jump-statscan-survey/

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Federal, provincial officials applied pressure to allow foreign workers, court hears
Issue raised as unions try to quash 201 permits for coal project in Northeastern B.C.
By Peter O’Neill
The Vancouver Sun, May 8, 2013
http://www.vancouversun.com/news/metro/Federal+provincial+officials+applied+pressure+allow+foreign/8357392/story.html

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Federal government to lift moratorium on parent, grandparent immigration
By Tobi Cohen
Postmedia News, May 10, 2013
http://www.montrealgazette.com/news/national/Federal+government+lift+moratorium+parent+grandparent/8366864/story.html

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Week of April 26 to May 3, 2013

iGate visa row impact: Canada to clamp down on temporary foreign worker program
Reuters, April 29, 2013
http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/nri/visa-and-immigration/canada-to-clamp-down-on-temporary-foreign-worker-programme/articleshow/19787367.cms

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Marriage fraud: Canadian immigration officials tread thin line
A Markham woman was accused of marriage fraud after failing to produce her husband’s socks and underwear.
By Nicholas Keung
The Toronto Star, April 29, 2013
http://www.thestar.com/news/immigration/2013/04/29/marriage_fraud_canadian_immigration_officials_tread_thin_line.html

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Insiders say Canada ‘scammed’ by foreign worker industry
Claims include faked resumes, visa violations and discrimination against Canadians
By Kathy Tomlinson
CBC News, April 29, 2013
http://www.cbc.ca/hamilton/news/story/2013/04/24/bc-inside-outsourcing.html

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Over 100 Million Women Lead Migrant Workers Worldwide
By Thalif Deen
Inter Press Service, April 30, 2013
http://www.ipsnews.net/2013/04/over-100-million-women-lead-migrant-workers-worldwide/

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Nova Scotia Looking to Increase Immigration to Province
CICS News, April 30, 2013
http://www.cicsnews.com/?p=3802

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Foreign workers program must be temporary, aimed at high skills: Carney
By Julian Beltrame
The Canadian Press, May 1, 2013
http://www.vancouversun.com/business/productiveconversations/Foreign+workers+program+must+temporary/8321328/story.html?__lsa=1301-37fb

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Former citizenship judge arrested on allegations he supplied copies of citizenship exam
By Tu Thanh Ha
The Globe and Mail, May 2, 2013
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/toronto/former-citizenship-judge-arrested-on-allegations-he-supplied-copies-of-citizenship-exam/article11685026/

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Niagara concert welcomes migrant farm workers
By Nicholas Keung
The Hamilton Spectator, May 3, 2013
http://www.thespec.com/news/article/928340–niagara-concert-welcomes-migrant-farm-workers

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Week of April 19 to April 26, 2013

Border crossing fee unpopular on both sides
American Homeland Security wants Canadians to pay to cross at Niagara and other borders to help with its budget.
The Canadian Press, April 22, 2013
http://www.cbc.ca/hamilton/news/story/2013/04/22/hamilton-border-fee-cp.html

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Citizenship application process blamed for growing wait list
Immigration Canada says about 350,000 permanent residents are on list to become citizens
CBC News, April 23, 2013
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/ottawa/story/2013/04/22/immigration-citizenship-backlog.html

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Carney warns against ‘overreliance’ on foreign workers for low-paying jobs
By Bill Curry, Kevin Carmichael
The Globe and Mail, April 23, 2013
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/report-on-business/economy/carney-warns-of-overreliance-on-foreign-workers-for-low-paying-jobs/article11498835/

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Nanny in coma granted permanent resident status in hospital
By Nicholas Keung
The Hamilton Spectator, April 24, 2013
http://www.thespec.com/news/ontario/article/923631–nanny-in-coma-granted-permanent-resident-status-in-hospital

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Kenney aiming for shortened wait times for citizenship applications
The Canadian Press, April 25, 2013
http://www.windsorstar.com/news/national/Kenney+aiming+shortened+wait+times+citizenship+applications/8294078/story.html

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Canada failed to deport Via terror suspect nine years ago
By Colin Freeze
The Globe and Mail, April 25, 2013
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/canada-tried-to-deport-via-terror-suspect-almost-10-years-ago/article11554622/

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Week of April 12 to April 19

Canada not lifting visas for Czechs after asylum system reform
The Prague Daily Monitor, April 12, 2013
http://praguemonitor.com/2013/04/15/canada-not-lifting-visas-czechs-after-asylum-system-reform

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Teacher’s sentence stands; must leave Canada
By Andrew Seymour
The Ottawa Citizen, April 14, 2013
http://www.ottawacitizen.com/news/Teacher+sentence+stands+must+leave+Canada/8241397/story.html

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Hundreds of foreign farm workers delayed from entering Quebec
Quebec farmers worried about production losses
CBC News, April 14, 2013
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/montreal/story/2013/04/14/quebec-hundreds-guatemala-workers-visas-delayed.html

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Automated border crossing kiosks called threat to national security
By Jason Van Rassel
The Calgary Herald, April 16, 2013
http://www.calgaryherald.com/news/alberta/Automated+border+crossing+kiosks+called+threat+national/8251473/story.html

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Tories release letter by Trudeau asking for temporary foreign workers for his riding
By Steven Chase
The Globe and Mail, April 17, 2013
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/politics/tories-release-trudeau-letter-asking-for-temporary-foreign-workers-in-his-riding/article11339272/

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Employers nervous about Ottawa’s rush to reform foreign-worker program
By Bill Curry
The Globe and Mail, April 17, 2013
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/politics/employers-nervous-about-ottawas-rush-to-reform-foreign-worker-program/article11299146/

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Federal Court backs government in immigration suit
The Canadian Press, April 18, 2013
http://www.ottawacitizen.com/news/national/Ottawa+unveils+list+jobs+eligible+under+revamped/8261458/story.html

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Judge throws out immigrant lawsuit against feds
By Daniel Proussalidis
The Toronto Sun, April 18, 2013
http://www.torontosun.com/2013/04/18/judge-throws-out-immigrant-lawsuit-against-feds

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Ottawa cracks down on employers who abuse program for foreign workers
By Bill Curry
The Globe and Mail, April 19, 2013
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/politics/ottawa-cracks-down-on-employers-who-abuse-program-for-foreign-workers/article11399570/

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Week of April 5 to April 12, 2013

Migrant workers in the Middle East often exploited, UN reports at human trafficking conference
UN News Centre, April 9, 2013
http://www.un.org/apps/news/story.asp?NewsID=44604&Cr=labour&Cr1=#.UWRjPDfAGSo

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RBC replaces Canadian staff with foreign workers
Axed employee blows whistle; federal government investigating
By Kathy Tomlinson
CBC News, April 6, 2013
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/story/2013/04/05/bc-rbc-foreign-workers.html

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Convicted child killer Allyson McConnell scheduled to be deported Monday
The Edmonton Journal, April 8, 2013
http://www.calgaryherald.com/news/Convicted+child+killer+Allyson+McConnell+scheduled+deported+Monday/8211491/story.html

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CBSA arrest 1, deport 2 deemed ‘inadmissible’ to Canada
The Canadian Press, April 8, 2013
http://www.montrealgazette.com/news/national/CBSA+arrest+deport+deemed+inadmissible+Canada/8211906/story.html

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Ottawa admits it approved request for foreign workers to replace RBC employees
How an outsourcing firm got Ottawa’s nod to bring in foreign workers to replace 45 Canadian employees at RBC has become part of an official probe.
The Toronto Star, April 9, 2013
http://www.thestar.com/news/canada/2013/04/08/ottawa_admits_it_approved_request_for_migrant_workers_to_replace_rbc_employees.html

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Flight booked to deport mother of three to Egypt
Metroland News Service, April 10, 2013
http://metronews.ca/news/hamilton/628404/flight-booked-to-deport-mother-of-three-to-egypt/

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Rise in foreign temp workers questioned by labour groups
Labour economist says program allows firms to keep wages low
By Amanda Pfeffer
CBC News, April 10, 2013
http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/story/2013/04/09/pol-temporary-foreign-workers-labour-jobs-list.html

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Fake jobs allegedly created for foreigners
Vancouver firm being investigated for alleged immigration fraud
By Kim Pemberton
The Vancouver Sun, April 10, 2013
http://www.vancouversun.com/news/Fake+jobs+allegedly+created+foreigners/8224764/story.html

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Ex-RBC foreign workers say contractor controlled their lives
Canadian bank insiders say outsourcing savings not worth the cost
By Kathy Tomlinson
CBC News, April 11, 2013
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/story/2013/04/11/bc-igate-workers.html

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PNP ‘fundamentally transformed’ P.E.I. immigration
CBC News, April 12, 2013
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/prince-edward-island/story/2013/04/12/pei-pnp-immigration-transformation-584.html

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Week of March 29 to April 5, 2013

Canada to spend $10M to woo foreign students
Tenfold increase in recent budget wins plaudits from cash-poor universities
By Karl Kofmel
Postmedia News, March 30, 2013
http://www.ottawacitizen.com/Canada+spend+foreign+students/8172021/story.html

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Canada pledges $13M in aid for Syrian refugees in Jordan
CTV News, March 31, 2013
http://www.ctvnews.ca/politics/canada-pledges-13m-in-aid-for-syrian-refugees-in-jordan-1.1217947

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New visa program aims to lure top foreign entrepreneurs
By Brenda Bouw
The Globe and Mail, April 1, 2013
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/report-on-business/small-business/starting-out/new-visa-program-aims-to-lure-top-foreign-entrepreneurs/article10569573/

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Local entrepreneur warns of immigration backlog with startup visa program
MetroNews Canada, April 2, 2013
http://metronews.ca/news/ottawa/616926/local-entrepreneur-warns-of-immigration-backlog-with-startup-visa-program/

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\New immigration guide issues stern warnings against ‘barbaric’ practices
By Jill Mahoney and Ian Bailey
The Globe and Mail, April 2, 2013
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/politics/new-immigration-guide-issues-stern-warnings-against-barbaric-practices/article10671286/

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Jason Kenney seeks citizenship probe of prime suspect in Palestinian embezzlement case
By Ian Bailey
The Globe and Mail, April 2, 2013
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/politics/jason-kenney-seeks-citizenship-probe-of-prime-suspect-in-palestinian-embezzlement-case/article10703823/

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British woman living in Canada for 33 years can’t get citizenship because gov’t wants proof she speaks English
By Peter Meiszner
Globalnews.ca, April 2, 2013
http://globalnews.ca/news/447334/british-woman-living-in-canada-for-33-years-cant-get-citizenship-because-govt-wants-proof-she-speaks-english/

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Third Canadian linked to Algeria terror suspects
Three Ontario men went to same school
By Douglas Quan
Postmedia News, April 3, 2013
http://www.montrealgazette.com/news/Third+Canadian+linked+Algeria+terror+suspects/8188035/story.html

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NDP immigration critic concerned about terminology in immigrant handbook
By Kristy Kirkup
QMI Agency, April 3, 2013
http://www.sunnewsnetwork.ca/sunnews/politics/archives/2013/04/20130403-175847.html

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Immigration department unsure whether MP-backed visa visitors ever ultimately left Canada
By Jennifer Ditchburn
The Canadian Press, April 4, 2013
http://news.nationalpost.com/2013/04/04/immigration-department-unsure-whether-mp-backed-visa-visitors-ever-ultimately-left-canada/

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Allyson McConnell to face immigration hearing Friday
By Jana G. Pruden
The Edmonton Journal, April 5, 2013
http://www.calgaryherald.com/news/Allyson+McConnell+face+immigration+hearing+Friday/8200895/story.html

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Week of March 22 to March 29, 2013

Budget ‘action’ on migrant workers will do little to stop abuse, critic says
Ottawa is promising to force companies to try harder to hire Canadians before using the Temporary Foreign Worker program
By Peter O’Neil
The Vancouver Sun, March 24, 2013
http://www.vancouversun.com/business/Budget+action+migrant+workers+will+little+stop+abuse+critic/8145628/story.html

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Afghan who worked with Canadian soldiers denied entry
CBC News, March 26, 2013
http://www.cbc.ca/news/world/story/2013/03/26/afghan-denied-immigration.html?cmp=rss

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Canada’s immigration backlog down 40% from last year
Wait list down to 616,271 from more than a million
The Canadian Press, March 26, 2013
http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/story/2013/03/26/pol-kenney-immigration-backlog.html

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Minister stands by denying health coverage to failed refugees
“They’re not here illegally,’ says doctor who has a launched a legal challenge
CBC News, March 26, 2013
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/calgary/story/2013/03/26/calgary-refugee-cancer-healthcare-morales.html

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Mentoring reduces immigrant unemployment, boosts earnings
Jobless rate among immigrant participants in Canadian mentoring program drops from 73 per cent to 19 per cent, while earnings improved by 62 per cent, study finds.
By Nicholas Keung
The Toronto Star, March 27, 2013
http://www.thestar.com/news/gta/2013/03/27/mentoring_reduces_immigrant_unemployment_boosts_earnings.html

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Immigrant investors targeted
Enter Quebec; settle elsewhere
By Tobi Cohen
Postmedia News, March 27, 2013
http://www.vancouversun.com/business/Immigrant+investors+targeted/8157463/story.html

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Canada making ‘contingency plans’ to resettle Syrians, says Immigration Minister Jason Kenney
By Tobi Cohen
Postmedia News, March 27, 2013
http://www.canada.com/life/Canada+making+contingency+plans+resettle+Syrians+says+Immigration+Minister+Jason+Kenney/8159496/story.html

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Former immigration official sentenced to 4 years for fraud
CBC News, March 28, 2013
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/ottawa/story/2013/03/28/ottawa-immigration-fraud-fast-track-sentence.html

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Men arrested during immigration raids want apology: lawyer
Zool Suleman says his clients were intimidated
CBC News, March 28, 2013
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/story/2013/03/28/bc-lawyer-immigration-raids.html

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Week of March 15 to 22, 2013

Remittances play vital role in poverty reduction: UN
The Financial Express, March 20, 2013
http://www.thefinancialexpress-bd.com/index.php?ref=MjBfMDNfMjBfMTNfMV85MF8xNjM3NzI=

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Syrian asylum seekers triple in rich nations: UNHRC
Agence France Presse, March 21, 2013
http://english.alarabiya.net/en/News/2013/03/21/Syrian-asylum-seekers-triple-in-rich-nations-UNHRC-.html

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Toews approved TV show filming B.C. immigration raids
Prime Minister’s Office knew of plan for series Border Security in Canada
CBC News, March 16, 2013
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/story/2013/03/16/bc-border-security-cbsa-agreement.html

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Vic Toews defends approval of filmed immigration raids for reality TV show
By Daniel Bitonti
The Globe and Mail, March 18, 2013
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/politics/vic-toews-defends-approval-of-filmed-immigration-raids-for-reality-tv-show/article9924192/

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Penalties rare for companies that hire illegal migrant workers, lawyers say
By Jessica Barrett
The Vancouver Sun, March 18, 2013
http://www.vancouversun.com/Penalties+rare+companies+that+hire+illegal+migrant+workers+lawyers/8117231/story.html

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Immigration Canada launches ad campaign against marriage fraud
Citizenship and Immigration Canada is launching an ad campaign Wednesday warning Canadians to protect themselves against marriage fraud.
By Nicholas Keung
The Toronto Star, March 20, 2103
http://www.thestar.com/news/canada/2013/03/20/immigration_canada_launches_ad_campaign_against_marriage_fraud.html

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Fewer immigrants living here
16 per cent drop in newcomers worrisome: Manitoba officials
The Brandon Sun, March 20, 2013
http://www.brandonsun.com/breaking-news/fewer-immigrants-living-here-199105591.html?thx=y

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Canada Worries Over ‘Deepening Ethnic Enclaves’
By Alistair MacDonald
The Wall Street Journal, March 20, 2013
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887324557804578372483418341140.html

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Asylum seekers fight for free Canadian healthcare
BBC News, March 20, 2013
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-21849493

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Rights group files privacy complaint over reality TV immigration raids
The Canadian Press, March 21, 2013
http://www.ottawacitizen.com/life/Rights+group+file+privacy+complaint+over+reality/8130156/story.html

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Hezbollah deliberately seeks Canadians because of internationally accepted passports: senior CSIS official
By Stewart Bell
The National Post, March 21, 2013
http://news.nationalpost.com/2013/03/21/hezbollah-deliberately-seeks-canadians-because-of-internationally-accepted-passports-senior-intelligence-official

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Jason Kenney supports bill stripping citizenship for dual nationals linked to terrorism
By Andrea Hill
Postmedia News, March 21, 2013
http://o.canada.com/2013/03/21/jason-kenney-supports-bill-stripping-citizenship-for-dual-nationals-linked-to-terrorism/

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Budget confirms perimeter security, trade projects on Canada-U.S. border pact
By Mike Blanchfield
The Canadian Press, March 21, 2013
http://www.calgaryherald.com/news/Budget+confirms+perimeter+security+trade+projects+CanadaU/8133651/story.html

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Immigration deemed necessary for federal training scheme
CBC News, March 22, 2013
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/newfoundland-labrador/story/2013/03/22/nl-training-immigration-budget-trade-322.html

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Cost of citizenship could double
Visa application fees will also go up
By Tobi Cohen
Postmedia News, March 22, 2013
http://www.ottawacitizen.com/news/Cost+citizenship+could+double/8135378/story.html

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Canada Aims to Woo International Students
By Elaine Smith
The New York Times, March 22, 2013
http://www.nytimes.com/2013/03/25/world/americas/25iht-educlede25.html?pagewanted=all

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Week of March 8 to 15, 2013

Most Canadians in favour of limits on immigration: poll
By Armina Ligaya
The National Post, March 11, 2013
http://news.nationalpost.com/2013/03/10/most-canadians-in-favour-of-limits-on-immigration-poll/

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Little Italy Bakery co-owner Massimo Marti can stay, immigration tribunal rules
By Tony Lofaro
The Ottawa Citizen, March 11, 2013
http://www.ottawacitizen.com/Little+Italy+Bakery+owner+Massimo+Marti+stay+immigration+tribunal+rules/8080292/story.html

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Immigrant support program gets federal funding boost
By Sherri Zickefoose
The Calgary Herald, March 11, 2013
http://www.calgaryherald.com/business/Immigrant+support+program+gets+federal+funding+boost/8081663/story.html

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Immigrant program enriches language skills
CTV, March 12, 2013
http://calgary.ctvnews.ca/immigrant-program-enriches-language-skills-1.1193171

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The Huffington Post Canada, King’s College Share National Newspaper Award Nomination
The Huffington Post Canada, March 13, 2013
http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2013/03/13/pei-immigrant-nominee-progam_n_2868397.html

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CBSA raid on migrant workers, complete with TV camera crew, raises concerns in Vancouver
By Jessica Barrett
The Vancouver Sun, March 14, 2013
http://www.vancouversun.com/entertainment/CBSA+raid+migrant+workers+complete+with+camera+crew+raises/8093462/story.html

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Reality TV crew at immigration raid concerns lawyer
CBC News, March 15, 2013
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/story/2013/03/15/bc-immigration-raid-cbsa-reality-tv.html

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Week of March 1 to March 8, 2013

Immigrants given free legal help to start own business
Connect Legal, a not-for-profit corporate legal clinic in Toronto, connects immigrant entrepreneurs with commercial lawyers for free legal help.
By Nicholas Keung
The Toronto Star, March 4, 2013
http://www.thestar.com/news/immigration/2013/03/04/immigrants_given_free_legal_help_to_start_own_business.html

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Immigration Minister Jason Kenney makes surprise visit to Iraq
By Stephanie Levitz
The Canadian Press, March 6, 2013
http://metronews.ca/news/canada/585413/immigration-minister-jason-kenney-makes-surprise-visit-to-iraq/

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Nationwide arrest warrant issued for Tamil migrant released just days before deportation
By Stewart Bell
Postmedia News, March 7, 2013
http://www.theprovince.com/news/Nationwide+arrest+warrant+issued+Tamil+migrant+released+just+days/8060908/story.html

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‘Drafting error’ gives 1,650 failed refugee claimants access to appeal — and a new law may be the only fix
By Tobi Cohen
Postmedia News, March 7, 2013
http://news.nationalpost.com/2013/03/07/drafting-error-gives-1650-failed-refugee-claimants-access-to-appeal-and-a-new-law-may-be-the-only-fix/

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Hamilton man who fled Syria fights feds to keep wife in Canada
Wafaa Abdou faces deportation to her native Egypt
By Samantha Craggs
CBC News, March 8, 2013
http://www.cbc.ca/hamilton/news/story/2013/03/08/hamilton-ian-wilkie.html

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A flood of temporary foreign workers could mean lower wages, fewer jobs for Canadians
Filling a gap — or exploiting the rules?
By Don Butler
The Ottawa Citizen, March 8, 2013
http://www.ottawacitizen.com/Flood+temporary+foreign+workers+could+mean+lower+wages+fewer+jobs+Canadians/8069407/story.html

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Canada under fire for resettling fewer refugees despite promises to boost intake
By Tobi Cohen
Canada.com, March 8, 2013
http://o.canada.com/2013/03/07/canada-under-fire-for-resettling-fewer-refugees-despite-promises-to-boost-intake/#.UTo9xzfAGSo

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Week of Feb. 22, 2013 to March 1, 2013

Why India remains top of remittances league
By Soutik Biswas
BBC News, February 25, 2013
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-india-21570622

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Doctors, lawyers to challenge Conservative refugee health-care cuts
By Michael Woods
Postmedia News, February 24, 2013
http://www.montrealgazette.com/news/national/Doctors+lawyers+challenge+Conservative+refugee+health/8009523/story.html

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Man charged in highrise flood scheduled for immigration hearing
By Susan Lazaruk
The Province, February 25, 2013
http://www.theprovince.com/health/charged+highrise+flood+scheduled+immigration+hearing/8013750/story.html

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Lai Tong Sang Immigration Hearing To Decide Asian Crime Boss’ Fate
The Canadian Press, February 26, 2013
http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2013/02/26/lai-tong-sang-immigration-hearing-asian-crime-boss_n_2763861.html

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Immigration adjudicators and federal judges at odds over question on migrant ship refugee claims
By Douglas Quan
Postmedia News, February 26, 2013
http://www.montrealgazette.com/news/national/Immigration+adjudicators+federal+judges+odds+over/8020000/story.html

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Immigration minister defends decision to not extend head tax redress
Of $5 million pledged for community projects, $500,000 was not spent- See more at: http://www.vancouversun.com/news/metro/Immigration+minister+defends+decision+extend+head+redress/8025424/story.html#sthash.5LiJLeVG.dpuf
By Peter O’Neil
The Vancouver Sun, February 27, 2013
http://www.vancouversun.com/news/metro/Immigration+minister+defends+decision+extend+head+redress/8025424/story.html

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American budget cuts could threaten Canada-U.S. border pact: Baird
By Mike Blanchfield
The Canadian Press, February 27, 2013
http://www.globalnews.ca/american+budget+cuts+could+threaten+canada-us+border+pact+baird/6442817830/story.html

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Bill on terrorist citizenship wins strong support
Dual nationals would risk losing Canadian status
By Tobi Cohen
Postmedia News, February 28, 2013
http://www.ottawacitizen.com/news/Bill+terrorist+citizenship+wins+strong+support/8026525/story.html

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Despite triad allegations, purported kingpin allowed to stay in Canada
By Rod Mickleburgh
The Globe and Mail, February 28, 2013
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/british-columbia/despite-triad-allegations-purported-kingpin-allowed-to-stay-in-canada/article9121577/

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Immigration stats counter Kenney claim on citizenship fraud
Among 3,000 alleged citizenship fraud cases, only 286 given formal notice may be revoked
The Canadian Press, February 28, 2013
http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/story/2013/02/28/pol-cp-immigration-crackdown-kenney.html

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Kenney defends taking Iran, Iraq refugees over Syrians on trip to Turkish camp
http://www.vancouversun.com/news/Kenney+defends+taking+Iran+Iraq+refugees+over+Syrians+trip/8031329/story.html#sthash.uL9M8BHK.dpuf
By Mike Blanchfield
The Canadian Press, February 28, 2013
http://www.vancouversun.com/news/Kenney+defends+taking+Iran+Iraq+refugees+over+Syrians+trip/8031329/story.html

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WEEK of Feb. 15 to Feb. 22, 2013

Key immigration role urged for new religious-freedom ambassador
By Barrie McKenna
The Globe and Mail, February 19, 2013
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/politics/key-immigration-role-urged-for-new-religious-freedom-ambassador/article8793685/

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Toronto City Council to vote on motion which could lead to sanctuary for illegal immigrants
By Andy Radia
Yahoo! Canada,February 20, 2013
http://ca.news.yahoo.com/blogs/canada-politics/toronto-city-council-vote-motion-could-lead-sanctuary-214512931.html

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Number of asylum claimants plummeting in Canada
CTV News, February 21, 2013
http://www.ctvnews.ca/canada/number-of-asylum-claimants-plummeting-in-canada-1.1166984

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Toronto declared ‘sanctuary city’ to non-status migrants
Toronto has become the first Canadian city with a formal policy allowing undocumented migrants to access services regardless of immigration status.
By Nicholas Keung
The Toronto Star, February 21, 2013
http://www.thestar.com/news/gta/2013/02/21/cisanctuarycity21.html

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Immigrant deposits boost treasury by $18M
Provincial Nominee Program continues to bring in cash for P.E.I. government
CBC News, February 22, 2013
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/prince-edward-island/story/2013/02/22/pei-immigrant-deposit-revenue-sheridan-584.html

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Week of Feb. 1 to Feb. 8, 2013

Foreign workers hired over qualified Canadians on B.C. coal project: court filing
By Wendy Stueck
The Globe and Mail, February 3, 2013
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/british-columbia/foreign-workers-hired-over-qualified-canadians-on-bc-coal-project-court-filing/article8152301/

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Ontario crash that killed 10 migrant workers was ‘driver error,’ coroner says, declining inquest
By Renata D’Aliesio
The Globe and Mail, February 4, 2013
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/ontario-crash-that-killed-10-migrant-workers-was-driver-error-coroner-says-declining-inquest/article8196281/

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NDP questions coroner’s decision not to hold inquest into deadly van crash
The Canadian Press, February 6, 2013
http://www.globaltoronto.com/ndp+questions+coroners+decision+not+to+hold+inquest+into+deadly+van+crash/6442803432/story.html

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Jason Kenney suggests new legislation needed to strip citizenship of dual nationals involved in terrorism
By Stewart Bell
The Nationa Post, February 7, 2013
http://news.nationalpost.com/2013/02/06/jason-kenney-suggests-new-legislation-needed-to-strip-citizenship-of-dual-nationals-involved-in-terrorism/

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Canada tries to kick out man on ‘most wanted list’ a third time
Torstar News Service, February 7, 2013
http://metronews.ca/news/canada/541852/canada-tries-to-kick-out-man-on-most-wanted-list-a-third-time/

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Week of Jan. 25 to Feb. 1, 2013

Randy Quaid Canada: Canadian Immigration Officials Deny Actor’s Request To Stay
By Rob Gillies
The Associated Press, January 27, 2013
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/01/27/randy-quaid-canada-immigration_n_2561500.html

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Human rights tribunal probes immigrant’s complaint about huge ‘rent deposit’
By Nicholas Keung
The Toronto Star, January 27, 2013
http://www.thestar.com/news/investigations/immigration/article/1320803–human-rights-tribunal-probes-immigrant-s-complaint-about-huge-rent-deposit

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Mother, disabled daughter face deportation
CBC News, January 28, 2013
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/saskatchewan/story/2013/01/28/sk-deportation-romania-disabled-daughter.html

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Shortage of skilled workers looming, report says
By Justine Hunter
The Globe and Mail, January 29, 2013
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/british-columbia/shortage-of-skilled-workers-looming-report-says/article7935167/

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Ontario-based bodyguard in Saadi Gaddafi smuggling plot ordered to be deported over crimes against humanity
By Stewart Bell
The National Post, January 29, 2013
http://news.nationalpost.com/2013/01/29/ontario-based-bodyguard-in-saadi-gaddafi-smuggling-plot-ordered-to-be-deported-from-canada/

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Immigrants protest residency delays in Canada
Agence France Presse, January 29, 2013
http://www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article/ALeqM5gWxGbYxcCqytRvSERc4gL58EULpw?docId=CNG.712bac5a2e36c5ab3750c50d4058c01b.441

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Bodyguard in Gadhafi plot must leave Canada
Canada.com, January 30, 2013
http://www.canada.com/Bodyguard+Gadhafi+plot+must+leave+Canada/7894398/story.html

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Canadian Military Trying to Recruit More Immigrants
CICS, January 31, 2013
http://www.cicsnews.com/?p=2992

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103 arrested in migrant smuggling ring bust
European police have arrested 103 people in 10 countries, all accused of smuggling people on boats, freight trains and small hidden compartments in the floors of buses and trucks.
The Global Post, January 31, 2013
http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/europe/130131/103-arrested-migrant-smuggling-ring-bust

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Tamil Sun Sea migrant faces deportation in 2 weeks
Man fears torture in Sri Lanka, while lawyer says new law blocks fair process
By Louise Elliott
CBC News, January 31, 2013
http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/story/2013/01/31/tamil-migrant-faces-deportation-sun-sea-canada-sri-lanka.html

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Toronto warned of surge of undocumented migrants in 2015
Toronto will see a spike in its undocumented migrant population in 2015 when many temporary foreign workers see their four-year work permits expire.
By Nicholas Keung
The Toronto Star, January 31, 2013
http://www.thestar.com/news/canada/2013/01/31/toronto_warned_of_surge_of_undocumented_migrants_in_2015.html

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Prison, immigration service may expand electronic monitors
Public safety minister touts ‘potential cost savings’, ‘enhanced supervision’ with ankle bracelets
The Canadian Press, February 1, 2013
http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/story/2013/02/01/pol-cp-toews-ankle-bracelets-report.html

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Week of Jan. 18 to 25, 2013

Calgary woman convicted in immigration fraud
CTV Calgary, January 21, 2013
http://calgary.ctvnews.ca/calgary-woman-convicted-in-immigration-fraud-1.1123176

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Advocate Decries Loss of EI for Seasonal Migrants
Agricultural Workers Alliance’s Lucy Luna on double standards ‘injustice’ for temp foreign farm workers.
By Sebastian Salamanca
TheTyee.ca, January 23, 2013
http://thetyee.ca/News/2013/01/23/Seasonal-Migrant-Workers-EI/

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Revamped immigrant entrepreneur visa set to go April 1
By Tobi Cohen
Postmedia News, January 24, 2013
http://www.windsorstar.com/news/national/Revamped+immigrant+entrepreneur+visa+April/7866013/story.html

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Immigration backlog: Anti-fraud measures add years to citizenship process
By Nicholas Keung
The Toronto Star, January 24, 2013
http://www.thestar.com/news/canada/article/1319286–immigration-backlog-anti-fraud-measures-add-years-to-citizenship-process

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Immigration can be bad for your health: Public Health
By Peter Criscione
Mississauga, January 24, 2013
http://www.mississauga.com/news/article/1570213–immigration-can-be-bad-for-your-health-public-health

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Still no proof Algerian attackers were Canadian, say feds
By Daniel Proussalidis
QMI Agency, January 24, 2013
http://www.sunnewsnetwork.ca/sunnews/politics/archives/2013/01/20130124-132258.html

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Three Edmonton employers face charges under Immigration and Refugee Act
By Jodie Sinnema
The Edmonton Journal, January 24, 2013
http://www.edmontonjournal.com/news/Three+Edmonton+employers+face+charges+under+Immigration/7868914/story.html

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Week of Jan. 11 to Jan. 18, 2013

Canada to resettle 5,000 refugees by 2018
Iraqis and Iranians who had fled to Syria will be brought here
By Jordan Press
Postmedia News, January 15, 2013
http://www.ottawacitizen.com/news/Canada+resettle+refugees+2018/7819645/story.html

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Immigrant worker need ‘urgent’
Provincial population will grow for next decade before declining
CBC News, January 15, 2013
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/prince-edward-island/story/2013/01/15/pei-french-immigration-workers-584.html

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Liberals call on Kenney to cut wait times for citizen applications
The Canadian Press, January 15, 2013
http://www.leaderpost.com/news/Liberals+call+Kenney+wait+times+citizen+applications/7823359/story.html

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Ontario cash aims to help isolated immigrant communities
By Graham Lanktree
Metronews.ca, January 15, 2013
http://metronews.ca/news/ottawa/510667/ontario-cash-aims-to-help-isolated-immigrant-communities/

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Fewer immigrants becoming citizens
By Daniel Proussalidis
The London Free Press, January 15, 2013
http://www.lfpress.com/2013/01/15/fewer-immigrants-becoming-citizens

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Ottawa’s immigration backlog wipeout illegal, lawyers argue before Federal Court
By Nicholas Keung
The Tornto Star, January 17, 2013
http://www.thestar.com/news/canada/politics/article/1316674–ottawa-s-immigration-backlog-wipeout-illegal-lawyers-argue-before-federal-court

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Border agency charges 7 in alleged ‘marriage of convenience’ scheme in Toronto
Read it on Global News: Global News | Border agency charges 7 in alleged ‘marriage of convenience’ scheme in Toronto
Global News.ca, January 17, 2013
http://www.globalnews.ca/canada/canada/border+agency+charges+7+in+alleged+marriage+of+convenience+scheme+in+toronto/6442791103/story.html

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Supreme Court case: Do non-citizen offenders deserve lighter sentences?
By Nicholas Keung
The Toronto Star, January 17, 2013
http://www.thestar.com/news/canada/article/1316607–supreme-court-case-do-non-citizen-offenders-deserve-lighter-sentences

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83-year-old Indian woman to be deported
CanIndia, January 18, 2013
http://canindia.com/2013/01/83-year-old-indian-woman-to-be-deported/

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Deported Libyan family allowed to return to Canada
Lawyer says decision a ‘measure of justice’ after Benhmuda father tortured in Libya
CBC News, January 18, 2013
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/story/2013/01/18/benhmuda-family-return.html

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Week of Jan. 4 to Jan. 11, 2013

Bureaucrats scrambled to save some refugee health benefits: documents
The Canadian Press, January 7, 2013
http://www.ctvnews.ca/canada/bureaucrats-scrambled-to-save-some-refugee-health-benefits-documents-1.1104212

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Migrant workers add $15M to regional economy
Close to 3,000 workers expected in Windsor-Essex region this year, up 5% from last year.
CBC News, January 9, 2013
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/windsor/story/2013/01/09/wdr-migrant-workers-leamington-economic-impact.html

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Sides in foreign workers case spar over document disclosure
By Wendy Stueck
The Globe and Mail, January 10, 2013
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/british-columbia/sides-in-foreign-workers-case-spar-over-document-disclosure/article7151830/

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WEEK OF Dec. 28, 2012  to  Jan. 4, 2013

Nova Scotia nominates highest number of immigrants to date
The Halifax News, January 1, 2013
http://www.halifaxnewsnet.ca/Business/2013-01-01/article-3149096/Nova-Scotia-nominates-highest-number-of-immigrants-to-date/1

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Ottawa to play matchmaker for foreign workers
By Steven Chase
The Globe and Mail, January 2, 2013
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/politics/kenney-sees-new-immigration-system-as-way-to-attract-skilled-workers/article6840232/

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Canada at 150: Immigration Minister Jason Kenney to highlight value of citizenship as part of Canada’s 150th birthday celebration
By Tobi Cohen
Postmedia News, January 3, 2013
http://www.montrealgazette.com/news/national/Canada+Immigration+Minister+Jason+Kenney+highlight+value/7770879/story.html

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Nova Scotia eager for more immigrants
CBC News, January 3, 2013
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/nova-scotia/story/2013/01/03/ns-immigration-numbers.html

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Applicants for Canadian visas will be checked against U.S. databases
By Paul Koring
The Globe and Mail, January 4, 2013
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/politics/applicants-for-canadian-visas-will-be-checked-against-us-databases/article6934557/

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Canada and Sri Lanka to discuss curbing human smuggling
Xinhua, January 4, 2013
http://www.globaltimes.cn/content/753680.shtml

Week of Dec. 21. 2012 to Dec. 28, 2012

Prime Minister Stephen Harper talks immigration, opens up about religion in TV interview
By Bruce Campion-Smith
The Toronto Star, December 21, 2012
http://www.thestar.com/news/canada/politics/article/1305945–prime-minister-stephen-harper-talks-immigration-opens-up-about-religion-in-tv-interview

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She’ll take winter over stifling heat
Salvadoran immigrant cherishes our holiday meals
By Ryan Bowman
Winnipeg Free Press, December 25, 2012
http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/local/shell-take-winter-over-stifling-heat-184783371.html

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Out of options, Laval family faces deportation to Mexico
CTV Montreal, December 26, 2012
http://montreal.ctvnews.ca/out-of-options-laval-family-faces-deportation-to-mexico-1.1092453

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US and Canada to begin biometric sharing
By Ray Clancy
ExpatForum.com, December 26, 2012
http://www.expatforum.com/canada/us-and-canada-to-begin-biometric-sharing.html

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UAE expat alert: Immigration consultant not really needed, says Canada Embassy
But if you hire one, these are the things you should pay attention to…
By Majorie van Leijen
Emirates24/7, December 26, 2012
http://www.emirates247.com/news/emirates/uae-expat-alert-immigration-consultant-not-really-needed-says-canada-embassy-2012-12-26-1.488640

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New federal rules on refugee health care putting lives at risk: doctors
By Mike Adler
The Scarborough Mirror, December 27, 2012
http://www.insidetoronto.com/news-story/1489096-new-federal-rules-on-refugee-health-care-putting-lives-at-risk-doctors/

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From There to Here: Thuy Tran on a job, a home and a future
By Debra Black
The Toronto Star, December 27, 2012

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88-year-old accused war criminal again stripped of Canadian citizenship
By Colin Freeze
The Globe and Mail, December 27, 2012
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/politics/88-year-old-accused-war-criminal-again-stripped-of-canadian-citizenship/article6742474/

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Week of Dec. 14 to Dec. 21, 2012

EI cuts for migrant workers to save federal government $18M
By Tobi Cohen
The Ottawa Citizen, December 17, 2012
http://www.ottawacitizen.com/news/national/cuts+migrant+workers+save+federal+government/7711792/story.html

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Jason Kenney issues blunt warning on foreign takeovers by state-owned firms
By Kelly Cryderman
The Calgary Herald, December 18, 2012
http://www.edmontonjournal.com/news/alberta/Jason+Kenney+issues+blunt+warning+foreign+takeovers/7712141/story.html

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Jason Kenney to relaunch skilled worker immigration program in May
By Tobi Cohen
The Vancouver Sun, December 19, 2012
http://www.vancouversun.com/news/national/Jason+Kenney+relaunch+skilled+worker+immigration+program/7720685/story.html

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Privacy rights advocates worried about Canada’s ‘biometric’ data requirements
By Sebastian Salamanca
The Tyee.ca, December 20, 2012
http://thetyee.ca/Blogs/TheHook/Federal-Politics/2012/12/20/Biometric-Data/

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Canada: Court Seeks a Balance on Veils
By Ian Austen
The New York Times, December 20, 2012
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/12/21/world/americas/canada-court-seeks-a-balance-on-veils.html?_r=0

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Alleged war criminal’s case to be reviewed
Return to Pakistan could make him a target
By Douglas Quan
Postmedia News, December 21, 2012
http://www.vancouversun.com/news/Alleged+criminal+case+reviewed/7730716/story.html

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Week of Dec. 7, 2012 to Dec. 14, 2012

Ottawa creates new fast track for skilled-trades immigrants
By Steven Chase
The Globe and Mail, December 10, 2012
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/politics/ottawa-creates-new-fast-track-for-skilled-trades-immigrants/article6146776/

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OECD states immigrants face higher poverty than natives
By Thomas Liebig
The Information Daily, December 13, 2012
http://www.theinformationdaily.com/2012/12/13/oecd-states-immigrants-face-higher-poverty-than-natives

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Federal government launches immigration plan to attract more skilled tradespeople
By Tobi Cohen
Postmedia News, December 10, 2012
http://www.vancouversun.com/news/national/Federal+government+launches+immigration+plan+attract+more/7676209/story.html

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Super rich investors stuck in immigration limbo
Applications frozen as federal government overhauls Immigrant Investor Program
By Fabiola Carletti and Janet Davison
CBC News, December 10, 2012
http://www.cbc.ca/news/business/story/2012/12/07/f-rich-immigrant-investor-limbo.html

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Most Canadians cool to temporary foreign workers, poll says
CBC News, December 10, 2012
http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/story/2012/12/10/immigration-survey-foreign-workers.html?cmp=rss

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Seasonal migrant workers stripped of parental benefits
By Nicholas Keung
The Toronto Star, December 11, 2012
http://www.thestar.com/news/canada/article/1300423–seasonal-migrant-workers-stripped-of-parental-benefits

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International students easy prey for immigration recruiters
Government trying to crack down on ‘ghost consultants’
By Fabiola Carletti and Janet Davison
CBC News, December 11, 2012
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/story/2012/12/07/f-international-students-recruiters.html

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Canadian companies applaud foreign worker plan
By Steven Chase
The Globe and Mail, December 11, 2012
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/politics/canadian-companies-applaud-foreign-worker-plan/article6146776/

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Worker dispute leads to backups at Ambassador and Blue Water bridges
By Tammy Stables
The Detroit Free Press, December 12, 2012
http://www.freep.com/article/20121212/NEWS01/121212022/Worker-dispute-leads-backups-Ambassador-Blue-Water-bridges

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Kenney denies foreign investment tied to temporary workers
But more needs to be done to encourage Canadians in trades, immigration minister says
By Louise Elliott
CBC News, December 13, 2012
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/story/2012/12/12/pol-immigration-minister-kenney-temporary-foreign-workers.html

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Canada, U.S. sign visa info sharing agreement, part of perimeter security deal
The Canadian Press, December 13, 2012
http://www.globalnews.ca/canada+us+sign+visa+info+sharing+agreement/6442771920/story.html

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Immigrants lag behind Canadian-born in job prospects
CBC News, December 14, 2012
http://www.cbc.ca/news/business/story/2012/12/14/business-immigrant-employment.html

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New Canadian Immigration Rules: ‘Safe’ Countries List Aimed At Bogus Refugees
The Canadian Press, December 14, 2012
http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2012/12/14/new-canadian-immigration-rules_n_2301019.html

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Human-rights complaint throws Chinese-miner labour into question
By Wendy Stueck and Pav Jordan
The Globe and Mail, December 14, 2012
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/report-on-business/human-rights-complaint-throws-chinese-miner-labour-into-question/article6348208/

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Winnipeg squash star given reprieve from deportation
CBC News, December 14, 2012
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/manitoba/story/2012/12/14/mb-asif-khan-khalil-deportation-reprieve.html

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Week of Nov. 30 to Dec. 7,  2012

Migrant workers give poor countries three times the money foreign government aid supplies
By Lily Kuo
Quartz, December 2, 2012
http://qz.com/33075/migrant-workers-give-poor-countries-three-times-the-money-foreign-government-aid-supplies/

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Feds reject provincial calls for more immigration powers
By Tobi Cohen
The Ottawa Citizen, December 1, 2012
http://www.ottawacitizen.com/news/Feds+reject+provincial+calls+more+immigration+powers/7638971/story.html

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Immigration fraud crackdown drastically increases the number of Canadians having their citizenship revoked
By Stewart Bell
The National Post, December 2, 2012
http://news.nationalpost.com/2012/12/02/immigration-fraud-crackdown-drastically-increases-the-number-of-canadians-having-their-citizenship-revoked/

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Afghan immigrant convicted of murdering wife in alleged honour killing ineligible for parole until 2023
By Megan O’Toole
The National Post, December 3, 2012
http://news.nationalpost.com/2012/12/03/afghan-immigrant-convicted-of-murdering-wife-in-alleged-honour-killing-ineligible-for-parole-until-2033/

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Reunification ‘super visas’ popular despite cost concerns
More than 11,000 overseas parents, grandparents get new 10-year visitor permits
By Louise Elliott
CBC News, December 3, 2012
http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/story/2012/12/03/pol-immigration-supervisa-canada-kenney.html

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Gov’t pledges to protect foreign workers
By Will Chabun
The Leader Post, December 4, 2012
http://www.thestarphoenix.com/pledges+protect+foreign+workers/7647085/story.html

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Buffalo immigration backlog leaves new Canadians in limbo
By Tobi Cohen
Postmedia News, December 4, 2012
http://www.calgaryherald.com/news/national/Buffalo+immigration+backlog+leaves+Canadians+limbo/7651119/story.html

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New powers used for first time on border-crashing Romanian human smuggling ring
By Stewart Bell
The National Post, December 5, 2012
http://news.nationalpost.com/2012/12/05/human-smuggling-ring-smashed-by-canadian-border-guards/

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Manitoba immigrant numbers skewed: Province
QMI Agency, December 5, 2012
http://www.sunnewsnetwork.ca/sunnews/politics/archives/2012/12/20121205-165637.html

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Q tables weaker-than-planned language bill
By Martin Ouellet
The Canadian Press, December 5, 2012
http://www.vancouversun.com/life/tables+watereddown+language+bill/7655121/story.html

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Hells Angels members deported as refugee board declares bike gang a criminal organization
By Adrian Humphreys
The National Post, December 6, 2012
http://news.nationalpost.com/2012/12/06/hells-angels-members-deported-as-refugee-board-declares-bike-gang-a-criminal-organization/

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Week of Nov. 23 to Nov. 30, 2012

Nations not fully benefitting from funds sent home by migrant workers: UN
By Daniel Johnson
Agence France Presse, November 26, 2012
http://www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article/ALeqM5g0DpOoiDIZZcA5GB_8awP9ysQIRA?docId=CNG.41ccd8f722677153c22d1bfb4b2a997c.301

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Immigration tops premiers’ wishes
Ask Ottawa for more control
The Winnipeg Free Press, November 24, 2012
http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/canada/immigration-tops-premiers-wishes-180669771.html

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Saskatchewan premier decides to cover health care of ailing refugee
By Nathan Vanderslippe
The Globe and Mail, November 25, 2012
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/politics/saskatchewan-premier-decides-to-cover-health-care-of-ailing-refugee/article5657175/

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Ottawa shifts immigration load onto private sector
By Stephanie Levitz
The Canadian Press, November 26, 2012
http://thechronicleherald.ca/canada/195214-ottawa-shifts-immigration-load-onto-private-sector

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Illegal immigrant delivered to RCMP’s door
By Jennifer Smith
The Vernon Morning Star, November 26, 2012
http://www.vernonmorningstar.com/news/180876621.html

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Briton fights Canadian government for residency
A British man is one of eight people taking legal action against the Canadian government over their applications to move to the country.
By Charlotte Santry
The Telegraph, November 27, 2012
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/offshorefinance/9699652/Briton-fights-Canadian-government-for-residency.html

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Visa-free travel for Mexican visitors is in the works, PM tells president-elect
By Bill Curry
The Globe and Mail, November 29, 2012
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/politics/visa-free-travel-for-mexican-visitors-is-in-the-works-pm-tells-president-elect/article5788609/

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Private prison firms look to cash in on Canada asylum crackdown
Advocates urge Canadian government not to go further down the route of privatising immigration detention
By Bilbo Poynter
The Guardian (U.K.), November 29, 2012
http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2012/nov/29/canada-asylum-seekers-private-prison-companies

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Canada accused of treating Tamil asylum seekers like prisoners
After 500 men, women and children arrived off Vancouver Island in 2010, some were held for up to a year in prison facilities
By Bilbo Poynter
The Guardian (U.K.), November 29, 2012
http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2012/nov/29/canada-accused-tamil-asylum-prisoners

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Canada’s new refugee rules in effect as of Dec. 15, Kenney says
By Stephanie Levitz
The Canadian Press, November 30, 2012
http://www.ottawacitizen.com/news/refugee+rules+effect+Kenney/7633687/story.html

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Week of Nov. 16 to 23, 2012

Kenney defends $750K ethnic media monitor bill
By Tobi Cohen
Postmedia News, November 17, 2012
http://www.leaderpost.com/news/Kenney+defends+750K+ethnic+media+monitor+bill/7563942/story.html

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Ottawa to create skilled immigrant pool, provinces would select applicants based on labour needs
By Nicholas Keung
The Toronto Star, November 18, 2012
http://www.thestar.com/news/canada/article/1289617–ottawa-to-create-skilled-immigrant-pool-provinces-would-select-applicants-based-on-labour-needs

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New mandatory security screening for visitors to Canada
By Daniel Proussalidis
The Toronto Sun, November 19, 2012
http://www.torontosun.com/2012/11/19/new-mandatory-security-screening-for-visitors-to-canada

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Canada’s privacy watchdog raises concerns about new mini-visa
By Tobi Cohen
The Vancouver Sun, November 19, 2012
http://www.vancouversun.com/health/Canada+privacy+watchdog+raises+concerns+about+mini+visa/7572454/story.html

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Lack of skilled labour threatens Canadian economy, Prime Minister Stephen Harper says
By Les Whittington
The Toronto Star, November 19, 2012
http://www.thestar.com/news/canada/article/1290103–lack-of-skilled-labour-threatens-canadian-economy-prime-minister-stephen-harper-says

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Tamil migrant’s deportation halted on appeal
Judge rules cook on Sun Sea ship not part of smuggling ring
By Douglas Quan
Postmedia News, November 20, 2012
http://www.ottawacitizen.com/news/Tamil+migrant+deportation+halted+appeal/7573401/story.html

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Citing bias, court orders review of deported Libyan family
Lived in Canada for eight years, father tortured in Gadhafi’s Libya
By Maureen Brosnahan
CBC News, November 20, 2012
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/story/2012/11/19/benhmuda-refugee-bias.html

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Actor Adam Beach lends support at convicted immigration officer’s sentencing hearing
By Andrew Seymour
The Ottawa Citizen, November 20, 2012
http://www.ottawacitizen.com/news/Actor+Adam+Beach+lends+support+convicted+immigration+officer/7584245/story.html

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WEEK of Nov. 9 to Nov. 16, 2012

Philippine immigration issues on table as Stephen Harper makes rare visit
By Jennifer Ditchburn
The Canadian Press, November 10, 2012
http://news.nationalpost.com/2012/11/10/philippine-immigration-issues-on-table-as-stephen-harper-makes-rare-visit/

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Former immigration minister Charles Sousa joins Liberal leader race
The Hamilton Spectator, November 10, 2012
http://www.thespec.com/news/ontario/article/834093–former-immigration-minister-charles-sousa-joins-liberal-leader-race

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Afghan immigrant trial: Peer Khairi guilty of murder in wife’s stabbing
The Toronto Star, November 11, 2012
http://www.thestar.com/news/gta/article/1286072–afghan-immigrant-trial-peer-khairi-guilty-of-murder-in-wife-s-stabbing

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Survey of local employers part of immigration program
By Valerie MacDonald
Northumberland Today, November 13, 2012
http://www.northumberlandtoday.com/2012/11/13/survey-of-local-employers-part-of-immigration-program

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Canadian Bar Association Urges Harper Government to Withdraw Bill C-43 – November 13, 2012
Cornwall Free News, November 13, 2012
http://cornwallfreenews.com/2012/11/canadian-bar-association-urges-harper-government-to-withdraw-bill-c-43-november-13-2012/

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Immigration Department spent $745K monitoring ethnic media and ‘perceptions’ of Jason Kenney
By Bruce Cheadle and Stephanie Levitz
The Canadian Press, November 13, 2012
http://news.nationalpost.com/2012/11/13/immigration-department-spent-745k-monitoring-ethnic-media-and-perceptions-of-jason-kenney/

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Afghan immigrant murder: Crown wants wife killer to serve at least 17 years
By Peter Small
The Toronto Star, November 13, 2012
http://www.thestar.com/news/gta/crime/article/1287401–afghan-immigrant-murder-crown-wants-wife-killer-to-serve-at-least-17-years

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Immigration battle forces 2 elderly friends out of Nova Scotia
30-year pals Mildred Sanford, 83, and Nancy Inferrera, 73, refuse to be separated
CBC News, November 13, 2012
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/nova-scotia/story/2012/11/13/ns-immigration-battle.html

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Loss of immigration office hurting local economy, say officials
CBC News, November 13, 2012
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/sudbury/story/2012/11/13/sby-citizenship-immigration-office.html

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200 extra immigration nominees allowed in N.S.
CBC News, November 15, 2012
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/nova-scotia/story/2012/11/15/ns-nominee-program-immigrants.html

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C-TPAT Suspension Process Needs Fixing, says Bradley
Today’s Trucking, November 15, 2012
http://www.todaystrucking.com/c-tpat-suspension-process-needs-fixing-says-bradley

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Deported senior allowed back in Canada
30-year pals Mildred Sanford and Nancy Inferrera refused to be separated
CBC News, November 15, 2012
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/nova-scotia/story/2012/11/15/ns-immigration-battle-back-in.html

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Immigrant communities embrace bilingualism, survey finds
By Don Butler
The Ottawa Citizen, November 15, 2012
http://www.ottawacitizen.com/life/Immigrant+communities+embrace+bilingualism+survey+finds/7555781/story.html

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Close to just-in-time immigration: Lawyer
Provincial nominee program is barrier
By Tobi Cohen
Postmedia, November 16, 2012
http://www.windsorstar.com/news/Close+just+time+immigration+Lawyer/7557496/story.html

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WEEK of Nov. 2 to Nov. 9, 2012

Would-be immigrant investors sue federal government over processing delays
By Tobi Cohen
Postmedia News, November 3, 2012
http://www.vancouversun.com/Would+immigrant+investors+federal+government+over+processing+delays/7494224/story.html

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Protest condemns Harper government immigration policies
The Canadian Press, November 4, 2012
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/toronto/story/2012/11/04/toronto-harper-government-immigration-policies-protest.html

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Immigration Minister criticized bilingual job requirements
By Jill Patterson
The Manitoban, November 5, 2012
http://www.themanitoban.com/2012/11/immigration-minister-criticized-bilingual-job-requirements/12573/

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Immigration: Ontario seeks more power to pick skilled and moneyed newcomers
By Nicholas Keung
The Toronto Star, November 5, 2012
http://www.thestar.com/news/canada/article/1283006–immigration-ontario-seeks-more-power-to-pick-skilled-and-moneyed-newcomers

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Immigration family plan is working: Kenney
By John Stewart
Mississauga.com, November 6, 2012
http://www.mississauga.com/news/article/1530836–immigration-family-plan-is-working-kenney

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Fewer immigrants accepted on compassionate grounds
Postmedia News, November 6, 2012
http://www.theprovince.com/life/Fewer+immigrants+accepted+compassionate+grounds/7504130/story.html

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Canada cuts immigration quota for skilled workers
Canada is reducing the number of people given permanent residency through its skilled immigration scheme, as it seeks to free up places for migrants already living in the country.
By Charlotte Santry
The Telegraph (U.K.), November 7, 2012
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/offshorefinance/9660666/Canada-cuts-immigration-quota-for-skilled-workers.html

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P.E.I. releases names of corporations involved in immigrant program
The Canadian Press, November 7, 2012
http://www.ctvnews.ca/canada/p-e-i-releases-names-of-corporations-involved-in-immigrant-program-1.1028223

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PNP ‘helped us when we needed the help’
Played by the rules, says business owner
CBC News, November 8, 2012
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/prince-edward-island/story/2012/11/08/pei-pnp-business-cavendish-584.html

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Feds need extra $27M to fight failed refugees, deport criminals
By Tobi Choen
Postmedia News, November 9, 2012
http://www.calgaryherald.com/news/national/Feds+need+extra+fight+failed+refugees+deport+criminals/7521024/story.html

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Controversy over Chinese miners in B.C. prompts review of foreign worker program
By James Keller
The Canadian Press, November 9, 2012
http://www.montrealgazette.com/news/national/Controversy+over+Chinese+miners+prompts+review+foreign+worker/7520805/story.html

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Week of Oct. 26 to Nov. 2, 2012

Ottawa makes more room in immigration quota for fast-growing class
By Steven Chase
The Globe and Mail, October 30, 2012
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/politics/ottawa-makes-more-room-in-immigration-quota-for-fast-growing-class/article4786085/

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Phony immigration consultant jailed
By Kevin Engstrom
The Winnipeg Sun, October 30, 2012
http://www.torontosun.com/2012/10/30/phony-immigration-consultant-jailed

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Immigration less popular, survey shows
The Canadian Press, October 31, 2012
http://thechronicleherald.ca/canada/157970-immigration-less-popular-survey-shows

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New immigration rules could ease Alberta labour crunch
By Jason Van Rassel
The Calgary Herald, November 1, 2012
http://www.calgaryherald.com/news/calgary/immigration+rules+could+ease+Alberta+labour+crunch/7479316/story.html

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Nigerian students must go, federal government says
CBC News, November 1, 2012
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/saskatchewan/story/2012/11/01/sk-nigerian-students-1210.html

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Federal court backs rejection of immigrant accused of spying for Soviets
By Stewart Bell
The National Post, November 1, 2012
http://news.nationalpost.com/2012/11/01/federal-court-backs-rejection-of-immigrant-accused-of-spying-for-soviets/

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Riot aftermath: Immigrant is family’s sole support, says lawyer arguing for conditional sentence
By Susan Lazaruk
The Province, November 1, 2012
http://www.theprovince.com/news/Riot+aftermath+Immigrant+family+sole+support+says+lawyer/7484399/story.html

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Afghan immigrant denies killing wife over honour
By Peter Small
The Toronto Star, November 1, 2012
http://www.thestar.com/news/gta/crime/article/1281447–afghan-immigrant-denies-killing-wife-over-honour

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Feds on track to eliminate skilled worker immigrant backlog three years ahead of schedule
By Tobi Cohen
Postmedia News, November 2, 2012
http://news.nationalpost.com/2012/11/02/feds-on-track-to-eliminate-skilled-immigrant-backlog-three-years-ahead-of-schedule/

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Week Of Oct. 19 to 26, 2012

Late refugee can’t be buried in China because Citizenship and Immigration Canada lost her ID
By Nicholas Keung
The Toronto Star, October 22, 2012
http://www.thestar.com/news/gta/article/1274972–late-refugee-can-t-be-buried-in-china-because-citizenship-and-immigration-canada-lost-her-id

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Russian bride leaves elderly man with $25K welfare bill
Wife left B.C. man as soon as her immigration papers came through
By Kathy Tomlinson
CBC News, October 22, 2012
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/story/2012/10/19/bc-marriagebill.html

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‘Biased’ immigration officials kept Libyan torture victim from returning to Canada
By Sandro Cotenta
The Toronto Star, October 22, 2012
http://www.thestar.com/news/canada/article/1275601—biased-immigration-officials-kept-libyan-torture-victim-from-returning-to-canada

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Star gets action: Immigration officials find late Chinese refugee’s ID
By Nicholas Keung
The Toronto Star, October 23, 2012
http://www.thestar.com/news/gta/article/1276080–star-gets-action-immigration-officials-find-late-chinese-refugee-s-id

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Dominance of French and English languages shrinking, census shows
By Kim Mackrael
The Globe and Mail, October 24, 2012
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/politics/dominance-of-french-and-english-languages-shrinking-census-shows/article4633786/

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Those who ‘encourage or incite’ terrorism could be barred from Canada under guidelines tabled by Jason Kenney
By Stewart Bell
The National Post, October 24, 2012
http://news.nationalpost.com/2012/10/24/those-who-encourage-or-incite-terrorism-could-be-barred-from-canada-under-guidelines-tabled-by-jason-kenney/

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Migrant workers seek better working conditions on farms
By Adrian Morrow
The Globe and Mail, October 24, 2012
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/migrant-workers-seek-better-working-conditions-on-farms/article4649494/

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Domestic homicide: Afghan immigrant traumatized, depressed, before killing wife, psychiatrist says
By Peter Small
The Toronto Star, October 24, 2012
http://www.thestar.com/news/gta/crime/article/1276865–domestic-homicide-afghan-immigrant-traumatized-depressed-before-killing-wife-psychiatrist-says

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Immigration Minister Kenney announces new immigration restrictions for newlyweds
By Stephanie Levitz
The Canadian Press, October 26, 2012
http://www.ottawacitizen.com/news/national/Immigration+Minister+Kenney+announces+immigration+restrictions/7452799/story.html

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Illegal migrants breaching Quebec-Vermont border crossing
By Daniel Leblanc
The Globe and Mail, October 26, 2012
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/politics/illegal-migrants-breaching-quebec-vermont-border-crossing/article4675490/

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Week of Oct. 12 to 19, 2012

Feds urged to fast-track ping-pong athlete’s citizenship
Immigration lawyer Richard Kurland says fast-tracking athletes pushes others 90 days back
The Canadian Press, October 14, 2012
http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/story/2012/10/14/pol-feds-urged-to-fast-track-ping-pong-athlete-citizenship-before-olympics.html

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Victoria police detain suspected undocumented immigrant
By Jennifer Preyss
The Victoria Advocate, October 14, 2012
http://www.victoriaadvocate.com/news/2012/oct/14/jlp_immigrantbrief_101512_191195/?breaking&police-courts

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Immigration minister to give criteria for denying entry to Canada
Jason Kenney to table details of bill that would give more power to immigration minister
By Laura Payton
CBC News, October 16, 2012
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/story/2012/10/16/pol-jason-kenney-ministerial-power-negative-discretion.html

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Immigration Minister Kenney defends law that gives him more power
By Jessica Hume
The Toronto Sun, October 16, 2012
http://www.torontosun.com/2012/10/16/immigration-minister-kenney-defends-law-that-gives-him-more-power

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Mexican Asylum-Seekers Take Human Rights Demands to Ottawa
By Ajay Parasram
The Media Coop, October 16, 2012
http://www.mediacoop.ca/story/mexican-asylum-seekers-take-human-rights-demands-ottawa/13580

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Canada seeks terror-related deportation order for Sri Lankan refugee allegedly linked to Tamil Tigers
By Stewart Bell
The National Post, October 17, 2012
http://news.nationalpost.com/2012/10/17/canada-seeks-terror-related-deportation-order-for-sri-lankan-refugee-allegedly-linked-to-tamil-tigers/

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CBSA report recommended tightening refugee rules
By Louise Elliott
CBC News, October 17, 2012
http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/story/2012/10/17/pol-cbsa-hungary-immigration-policy.html

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Montreal Greek community is wary of local chapter of ultra-rightist, anti-immigrant political party Golden Dawn
By Rene Bruemmer
The Montreal Gazette, October 17, 2012
http://www.montrealgazette.com/news/Montreal+Greek+community+wary+local+chapter+ultra+rightist+anti+immigrant+political+party+Golden+Dawn/7405817/story.html

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Canada tightens rules for visa-exempt travellers
By Tobi Cohen
Postmedia News, October 19, 2012
http://www.vancouversun.com/travel/Canada+tightens+rules+visa+exempt+travellers/7414822/story.html

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Week of Oct. 5 to 12, 2012

Canada woos Irish immigrants in search of jobs
By Richard J. Brennan
The Toronto Star, October 7, 2012
http://www.thestar.com/news/canada/article/1268099–canada-woos-irish-immigrants-in-search-of-jobs

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Afghans resettled in Canada nearly double estimates
The Canadian Press, October 9, 2012
http://www.theprovince.com/news/Afghans+resettled+Canada+nearly+double+estimates/7361085/story.html

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Culture clash: Jury hears Afghan immigrant’s panicked 911 call after stabbing
By Peter Small
The Toronto Star, October 9, 2012
http://www.thestar.com/news/gta/crime/article/1268696–culture-clash-jury-hears-afghan-immigrant-s-panicked-911-call-after-stabbing

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Immigration could help solve labour shortage
By Ashley Fitzpatrick
The Telegram, October 10, 2012
http://www.thetelegram.com/Business/2012-10-10/article-3095971/Immigration-could-help-solve-labour-shortage/1

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Fraudster refugee freed in B.C. immigration hearing
CBC News, October 10, 2012
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/story/2012/10/09/bc-fraudster-refugee-released.html

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Chatham man arrested on immigration warrant
Chatham Daily News, October 11, 2012
http://www.chathamdailynews.ca/2012/10/11/chatham-man-arrested-on-immigration-warrant

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Week of Sept. 28 to Oct. 5, 2012

Ottawa targets criminals for deportation
By Tom Godfrey
The Toronto Sun, October 1, 2012
http://www.torontosun.com/2012/10/01/ottawa-targets-criminals-for-deportation

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Border-jumping ‘transient’ jailed
By James Turner
The Winnipeg Sun, October 2, 2012
http://www.winnipegsun.com/2012/10/02/border-jumping-transient-jailed

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Ontario immigration strategy calls for more power to pick newcomers
By Nicholas Keung
The Toronto Star, October 3, 2012
http://www.thestar.com/news/canada/article/1265813–ontario-immigration-strategy-calls-for-more-power-to-pick-newcomers

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Migrant workers who survived deadly crash want to stay in Canada
CTV, October 3, 2012
http://www.ctvnews.ca/canada/migrant-workers-who-survived-deadly-crash-want-to-stay-in-canada-1.980657

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Couple fined $120,000 for immigration fraud following government crackdown
By Stewart Bell
The National Post, October 3, 2012
http://news.nationalpost.com/2012/10/03/couple-fined-120000-for-immigration-fraud-following-government-crackdown/

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Ganong calls for foreign worker policy changes
CEO recently hosted federal immigration minister at St. Stephen plant
CBC News, October 3, 2012
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/new-brunswick/story/2012/10/03/nb-immigrant-ganong.html

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Vito Rizzuto release will be controlled by U.S. immigration
By Paul Cherry
The Ottawa Gazette, October 4, 2012
http://www.ottawacitizen.com/news/Vito+Rizzuto+release+will+controlled+immigration/7339656/story.html

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After three-year battle, Immigration Canada rules Indian marriage a sham
By Larissa Cahute
Vancouverdesi.com, October 4, 2012
http://www.theprovince.com/After+three+year+battle+Immigration+Canada+rules+Indian+marriage+sham/7346807/story.html

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Canadian immigration minister visits Ireland to recruit workers
The Daily Commercial News, October 5, 2012
http://www.dcnonl.com/article/id52207/–canadian-immigration-minister-visits-ireland-to-recruit-workers

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Federal policies risk alienating potential immigrants: study
By Wency Leung
The Globe and Mail, October 5, 2012
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/federal-policies-risk-alienating-potential-immigrants-study/article4590585/

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View from Mexico: The presidential debate on immigration
On the eve of the first US presidential debate, Mexicans weigh in on where President Obama and Republican candidate Mitt Romney stand on immigration – and offer policy proposals of their own.
By Sara Miller Llana
The Christian Science Monitor, October 3, 2012
http://www.csmonitor.com/World/Americas/Latin-America-Monitor/2012/1003/View-from-Mexico-The-presidential-debate-on-immigration

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Canadian duo request political asylum from UNHCR
By Vanessa Narine
TC Weekly News, October 2, 2012
http://tcweeklynews.com/canadian-duo-request-political-asylum-from-unhcr-p3007-1.htm

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Week of Sept. 21  to Sept 28, 2012

Climate migrant remittances could help adaptation – experts
By Laurie Goering
Reuters Alertnet, September 24, 2012
http://www.trust.org/alertnet/news/climate-migrant-remittances-could-hel…

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Deporting foreign criminals bill moves forward in House
Bill C-43 would give minister sweeping powers
By Laura Payton
CBC News, September 24, 2012
http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/story/2012/09/24/pol-deporting-criminals…

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Toronto study finds ‘satellite babies’ common across immigrant communities
By Nicholas Keung
The Toronto Star, September 24, 2012
http://www.thestar.com/news/gta/article/1261112–toronto-study-finds-sat…

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Jason Kenney’s office mined web petition to target message to gay Canadians
By Glen McGregor
Postmedia News, September 24, 2012
http://news.nationalpost.com/2012/09/24/jason-kenneys-office-mined-web-p…

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Exploitation of seasonal migrant workers feared by unions
By Wendy Stueck
The Globe and Mail, September 25, 2012
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/british-columbia/exploitation-of-sea…

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Video shows Alberta migrant workers’ cramped quarters
Workers reluctant to complain for fear of jeopardizing their jobs, says labour rights group
CBC News, September 25, 2012
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/calgary/story/2012/09/25/calgary-migrant-f…

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Guilty plea in stabbing of immigrant, 17
By Dean Pritchard
The Winnipeg Sun, September 25, 2012
http://www.winnipegsun.com/2012/09/25/guilty-plea-in-stabbing-of-immigra…

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Conservatives drop immigration committee witnesses after complaints of ‘disgusting’ website
By Jennifer Ditchburn
The Toronto Star, September 26, 2012
http://www.thestar.com/news/canada/politics/article/1262900–conservatives-drop-immigration-committee-witnesses-after-complaints-of-disgusting-website

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Citizenship hearing witnesses ejected for alleged intolerance
Tories pull witnesses from committee hearings over ‘disgusting’ website
By Louise Elliott
CBC News, September 26, 2012
http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/story/2012/09/26/citizenship-witnesses-racist-website.html

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Feds consider electronic bracelets to track failed refugees
By Douglas Quan
Postmedia, September 26, 2012
http://www.canada.com/Feds+consider+electronic+bracelets+track+failed+refugees/7304102/story.html

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Spurred by immigration in the West, Canada’s population growth fastest in G8
By Jill Mahoney
The Globe and Mail, September 27, 2012
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/spurred-by-immigration-in-the-west-canadas-population-growth-fastest-in-g8/article4571648/

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Immigrant students encouraged to get active
Greater Essex County District School Board removes religious, cultural barriers for new Canadians
CBC News, September 27, 2012
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/windsor/story/2012/09/27/wdr-new-canadian-students-active-healthy.html

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Tories on defensive as couple invited, then barred, from immigration meeting
By Tobi Cohen
Postmedia News, September 28, 2012
http://www.vancouversun.com/news/Tories+defensive+couple+invited+then+barred+from+immigration+meeting/7313215/story.html

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Sask. NDP wants better look at immigration changes
By David Fraser
The Leader Post (Regina), September 27, 2012
http://www.leaderpost.com/news/Sask+wants+better+look+immigration+changes/7310973/story.html

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Stricter language screening for would-be Canadian citizens starts in November
The Canadian Press, September 28, 2012
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/politics/stricter-language-screening-for-would-be-canadian-citizens-starts-in-november/article4573994/?cmpid=rss1

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Immigration adviser’s duping case to begin in June
By Daryl Slade
The Calgary Herald, September 28, 2012
http://www.calgaryherald.com/Immigration+adviser+duping+case+begin+June/7312803/story.html

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Week of Sept 14 to 21, 2012

New rules ‘make it harder’ for older Britons to settle in Canada
In a blow to many Britons hoping to move to Canada, the country is looking to prioritise immigrants under 35 years old.
By Charlotte Santry
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/offshorefinance/9543995/New-rules-make-it-harder-for-older-Britons-to-settle-in-Canada.html

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Abuse of migrant workers ‘endemic’ in Canada, new study says
By Nicholas Keung
The Toronto Star, September 17, 2012
http://www.thestar.com/news/gta/article/1257536–abuse-of-migrant-workers-endemic-in-canada-new-study-says

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Harper meets with prominent Iranian-Canadians
Meeting revealed in photo tweet from immigration minister, prime minister’s Twitter accounts
CBC News, September 19, 2012
http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/story/2012/09/19/pol-iranian-canadian-pmo-meeting.html

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Iraq war resister to be deported from Toronto today
The Canadian Press, September 20, 2012
http://www.ctvnews.ca/canada/iraq-war-resister-to-be-deported-from-toronto-today-1.963903

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Immigration officer demanded bribes; receives 44 months in prison
By Alex Consiglio
The Toronto Star, September 20, 2012
http://www.thestar.com/news/gta/crime/article/1260132–immigration-officer-demanded-bribes-receives-44-months-in-prison

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U.S. soldier who fled to Canada to avoid war arrested at border
By Rob Gillies
The Associated Press, September 21, 2012
http://www.keprtv.com/news/national/US-soldier-who-fled-to-Canada-to-avoid-war-arrested-at-border-170693686.html

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Fraudsters prey on deportation fears of new Canadians
Victims told they’re charged with fraud for missing paperwork
CBC News, September 21, 2012
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/montreal/story/2012/09/20/montreal-immigration-phone-fraud.html

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Week of Sept. 7 to 14, 2012

Canada Nets Thousands in Immigration Crackdown
By Nirmala Menon
The Wall Street Journal, September 10, 2012
http://blogs.wsj.com/canadarealtime/2012/09/10/canada-nets-thousands-in-immigration-crackdown/

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Immigration crackdown may fuel fraudsters
By Byron Chu
QMI Agency, September 11, 2012
http://vancouver.24hrs.ca/News/local/2012/09/10/20186221.html

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Canada to create visa to attract start-up entrepreneurs
Reuters, September 11, 2012
http://www.chicagotribune.com/sns-rt-canada-immigrationtech-update-1l1e8kblip-20120911,0,4856502.story

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Migrant worker killed in eastern Ontario farm accident
The Canadian Press, September 11, 2012
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/ottawa/story/2012/09/11/ont-migrant-worker-killed-prince-edward-county.html

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Tighter timelines for refugee claims come with a $34 million price tag
By Rebecca Lindell
Globe News, September 11, 2012
http://www.globalnews.ca/tighter+timelines+for+refugee+claims+come+with+a+34+million+price+tag/6442712981/story.html

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Namibians Now Required To Obtain Visas To Enter Canada
Bernama, September 13, 2012
http://www.bernama.com.my/bernama/v6/newsworld.php?id=694258

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Children of immigrants only behind in reading at start of school, University of Ottawa researcher
finds
By Louisa Taylor
The Ottawa Citizen, September 13, 2012
http://www.ottawacitizen.com/life/Children+immigrants+only+behind+reading+start+school/7238905/story.html

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Nigerian students face deportation for Walmart mixup
By Kristy Brownlee and Lisa Mrazek
QMI Agency, September 13, 2012
http://www.torontosun.com/2012/09/13/nigerian-students-face-deportation-for-walmart-mixup

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Kenney marks 20,000 immigrants under new ‘experience’ class
Harper government making it easier for temporary foreign workers and international students
to immigrate
By Louise Elliott
CBC News, September 14, 2012
http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/story/2012/09/14/pol-kenney-immigrants-experience-class.html

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Feds won’t revise Sask. immigration policy changes
By David Fraser
The Leader Post, September 14, 2012
http://www.leaderpost.com/news/regina/Feds+revise+Sask+immigration+policy+changes/7240461/story.html

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Immigration consultant pleads not guilty to defrauding Japanese newcomer
By Meghan Potkins
The Calgary Herald, September 14, 2012
http://www.calgaryherald.com/news/crime-and-justice/Immigration+consultant+pleads+guilty+defrauding/7238098/story.html

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Week of August 31 to Sept. 7, 2012

Protesters decry immigration changes
By David Hutton
The Star Phoenix, August 31, 2012
http://www.thestarphoenix.com/business/Protesters+decry+immigration+changes/7171585/story.html

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MP urges reopening of citizenship centre
CBC News, August 31, 2012
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/thunder-bay/story/2012/08/31/tb-ndp-member-raps-citizenship-dept.html

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MP urges reopening of citizenship centre
CBC News, August 31, 2012
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/thunder-bay/story/2012/08/31/tb-ndp-member-raps-citizenship-dept.html

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Protesters decry immigration changes
By David Hutton
The Star Phoenix, August 31, 2012
http://www.thestarphoenix.com/business/Protesters+decry+immigration+changes/7171585/story.html

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Manitoba Start centre for immigrant workers opens
The Winnipeg Free Press, September 5, 2012
http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/local/Manitoba-Start-centre-for-immigrant-workers-opens-168640816.html

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US soldier may appeal Canadian deportation order
By Charmaine Noronha
The Associated Press, September 1, 2012
http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5j0lwbneFKCODctyl4NNkh-IzMjtg?docId=d2640cd39229487a976f47335d8ea71d

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Week of August 24 to 31, 2012

RCMP, border patrol can use torture-tainted info
By Jim Bronskill
The Canadian Press, August 25, 2012
http://www.leaderpost.com/news/RCMP+border+patrol+torture+tainted+info/7143627/story.html

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New immigration hearing ordered for 22-year-old Filipina bride of Calgary senior
Officials concerned marriage a fraud due to age difference
By Matt McClure
The Calgary Herald, August 28, 2012
http://www.calgaryherald.com/life/immigration+hearing+ordered+year+Filipina+bride+Calgary/7152694/story.html

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Fake marriage immigration scam leads to 39 charges
QMI Agency, August 28, 2012
http://www.torontosun.com/2012/08/28/fake-marriage-immigration-scam-leads-to-39-charges

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RCMP finds hundreds involved in fake marriage immigration scam
By Sue Montgomery
Postmedia News, August 28, 2012
http://www.calgaryherald.com/news/RCMP+commissioner+apologizes+constables+wedding/7158120/story.html

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Rampant immigration fraud unlikely, say local experts in the wake of Montreal fake marriage scam
By Stephanie Ip
The Province, August 29, 2012
http://www.theprovince.com/news/canada/Rampant+immigration+fraud+unlikely+local+experts+wake+Montreal/7163869/story.html

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PQ wants immigrants who already speak French
By Monique Beaudin
The Montreal Gazette, August 29, 2012
http://www.ottawacitizen.com/life/wants+immigrants+already+speak+French/7164238/story.html

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Border Services union wary of reality TV show
By Douglas Quan
Postmedia News, August 30, 2012
http://www.leaderpost.com/news/Border+Services+union+wary+reality+show/7165477/story.html

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Female U.S. deserter to be deported back to U.S.
CBC News, August 30, 2012
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/toronto/story/2012/08/30/kimberly-rivera-war-resistor.html

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Immigration, low rates to save Toronto condo market
By Susan Pigg
The Toronto Star, August 30, 2012
http://www.thestar.com/business/article/1249346–immigration-baby-boomers-and-low-interest-rates-will-save-toronto-condo-market-from-major-downturn-conference-board-predicts

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Protesters decry immigration changes
By David Hutton
The Star Phoenix, August 31, 2012
http://www.thestarphoenix.com/business/Protesters+decry+immigration+changes/7171585/story.html

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MP urges reopening of citizenship centre
CBC News, August 31, 2012
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/thunder-bay/story/2012/08/31/tb-ndp-member-raps-citizenship-dept.html

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Week of August 17 to 24, 2012

Feds want tougher immigration law
The Canadian Press, August 18, 2012
http://www.castanet.net/news/Canada/79295/Feds-want-tougher-immigration-law

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Former Calgarian with ties to FOB Killers gang deported
By Jason Van Rassel
The Calgary Herald, August 20, 2012
http://www.calgaryherald.com/news/calgary/Former+Calgarian+with+ties+Killers+gang+deported/7116538/story.html

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Tough talk as Canada tightens rules
By Eddie Luk
The Standard, August 20, 2012
http://www.thestandard.com.hk/news_detail.asp?we_cat=11&art_id=125527&sid=37411544&con_type=1&d_str=20120820&fc=10

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New immigration system will award more points for language, fewer for work abroad
By Nicholas Keung
The Toronto Star, August 18, 2012
http://www.thestar.com/news/investigations/immigration/article/1243694–new-immigration-system-will-award-more-points-for-language-fewer-for-work-abroad

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35 Haitian women denied visas to attend art show
CBC News, August 19, 2012
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/montreal/story/2012/08/19/mtl-haiti-visas-denied.html

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Border agency closes PEI immigration probe
By Nicholas Keung
The Star, August 19, 2012
http://www.thestar.com/news/canada/article/1243852–border-agency-closes-pei-immigration-probe

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Immigration suspects marriage fraud of 60-year-old Alberta man and his 22-year-old wife
By Matt McClure
Edmonton Journal, August 20, 2012
http://www.edmontonjournal.com/news/Immigration+suspects+marriage+fraud+between+year+Alberta/7115883/story.html

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Border Services closes probe of P.E.I. immigration program
CTV News, August 21, 2012
http://www.ctvnews.ca/canada/border-services-closes-probe-of-p-e-i-immigration-program-1.923633

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Canada’s new immigration rules put premium on young people
By Bill Curry
The Globe and Mail, August 21, 2012
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/politics/canadas-new-immigration-rules-put-premium-on-young-people/article4492594/

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Marriage with Filipino woman not a fraud, Alberta man says
CBC News, August 22, 2012
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/edmonton/story/2012/08/22/edmonton-miltimore-immigration-wife-philippines.html

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Pilots slam use of foreign seasonal workers in wake of Air Transat layoffs
By Tobi Cohen
Postmedia News, August 23, 2012
http://www.thestarphoenix.com/business/Pilots+slam+foreign+seasonal+workers+wake+Transat+layoffs/7136545/story.html

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Expelled Libyan diplomats claimed refugee status in Canada
By Kathleen Harris
CBC News, August 23, 2012
http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/story/2012/08/23/pol-libya-refugee-diplomats-dfait-protocol.html

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Week of August 10 to 17, 2012

UPEI hosts national forum on immigration policy
The Guardian, August 15, 2012
http://www.theguardian.pe.ca/News/Local/2012-08-15/article-3053115/UPEI-hosts-national-forum-on-immigration-policy/1

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Chinese citizens demand refunds from P.E.I immigration program after Ottawa rejects visa applications
By Michael Tutton
The National Post, August 12, 2012
http://news.nationalpost.com/2012/08/12/chinese-citizens-demand-refunds-from-p-e-i-immigration-program-after-ottawa-rejects-visa-applications/

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Immigrant Underemployment is Costly for Canada, CIBC Says
By Nirmala Menon
The Wall Street Journal, August 13, 2012
http://blogs.wsj.com/canadarealtime/2012/08/13/immigrant-underemployment-is-costly-for-canada-cibc-says/

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China’s Gao Shan heads home to face charges on $130M fraud ring after eight years hiding in Vancouver
By Tristin Hopper
National Post, August 13, 2012
http://news.nationalpost.com/2012/08/13/chinas-gao-shan-heads-home-to-face-charges-on-130m-fraud-ring-after-eight-years-hiding-in-vancouver/

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AWOL kabaddi player last seen in Abbotsford
By Rochelle Baker
The Montreal Gazette, August 16, 2012
http://www.montrealgazette.com/life/AWOL+kabaddi+player+last+seen+Abbotsford/7098317/story.html

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Fair trial not guaranteed: Accused fraudster at risk after surrender to China
By Tristin Hopper
National Post, August 16, 2012
http://news.nationalpost.com/2012/08/16/fair-trial-not-guaranteed-accused-fraudster-at-risk-after-surrender-to-china/

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Refugee mental health at risk with cuts, experts warn
By Meagan Fitzpatrick
CBC News, August 17, 2012
http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/story/2012/08/16/pol-mental-health-refugees.html

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Canadian twist in Pussy Riot case sparks call for Ottawa to intervene
By Kathryn Blaze Carlson
The National Post, August 17, 2012
http://news.nationalpost.com/2012/08/17/pussy-riot-case-takes-canadian-twist/

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Week of August 3  to 10, 2012

Canada’s new immigration policy hit
The Manila Standard Today, August 6, 2012
http://manilastandardtoday.com/2012/08/06/canadas-new-immigration-policy-hit/

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Ottawa Launches Consultations on Immigration Issues
By Omid Ghoreishi
The Epoch Times, August 6, 2012
http://www.theepochtimes.com/n2/canada/ottawa-launches-consultations-on-immigration-issues-275899.html

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Canada to deport man after 32 years
Agence France Presse, August 8, 2012
http://www.news24.com/World/News/Canada-to-deport-man-after-32-years-20120808

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Alberta court says accused Guatemalan war criminal’s appeal is ‘hopeless’
By Bill Graveland
Global Edmonton, August 8, 2012
http://www.globaltvedmonton.com/canada/alberta+court+says+accused+guatemalan+war+criminals+appeal+is+hopeless/6442693713/story.html

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El Salvador man detained on warrant
By Kerry Benjoe
The Leader Post, August 9, 2012
http://www.leaderpost.com/Salvador+detained+warrant/7061828/story.html

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Toronto grandmother, 70, deported to Sri Lanka
Updated News, August 10, 2012
http://updatednews.ca/2012/08/10/toronto-grandmother-70-deported-to-sri-lanka/

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Tout le Quebec en parle: On anglo-sovereignty, fighting corruption and immigrants
Dan Delmar, National Post | Aug 10, 2012 6:15 AM ET | Last Updated:
http://fullcomment.nationalpost.com/2012/08/10/tout-le-quebec-en-parle-on-anglo-sovereignty-fighting-corruption-and-immigrants/

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Canada backs off deporting man after 32 years in country
Updated: Thu, 09 Aug 2012 14:11:00 GMT | By Agence France-Presse
http://news.malaysia.msn.com/weird-news/canada-backs-off-deporting-man-after-32-years-in-country-2

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Cabinet ministers didn’t know supporter was guilty of money-laundering
By Stephen Maher, Postmedia News August 7, 2012
http://www.canada.com/news/Cabinet+ministers+didn+know+supporter+guilty+money+laundering/7054687/story.html

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Obama’s ‘Dream’ immigration policy starts next week, costs $465 to apply
By John Lantigua
Palm Beach Post Staff Writer
Monday, Aug. 6, 2012
http://www.palmbeachpost.com/news/news/state-regional-govt-politics/obamas-dream-immigration-policy-starts-next-week-c/nQCGx/

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Russian PM issues warning of Chinese threat to Far East
By Thomas Grove
The Ottawa Citizen, August 10, 2012
http://www.ottawacitizen.com/news/Russian+issues+warning+Chinese+threat+East/7068335/story.html

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Week of July 27  to August 3, 2012

Would-be immigrants poised to hear about application backlog
By Nicholas Keung
The Toronto Star, July 29, 2012
http://www.thestar.com/news/investigations/immigration/article/1233882–would-be-immigrants-poised-to-hear-about-application-backlog

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Kenney trying to ‘demonize’ refugees, Liberals say
MP Kevin Lamoureux calls for Commons committee to study recent refugee health benefits cuts
By Megan Fitzpatrick
CBC News, July 31, 2012
http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/story/2012/07/31/pol-refugee-health-liberals.html

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NDP proposes changes to nominee program
By Joe Couture
The Starphoenix, July 31, 2012
http://www.leaderpost.com/business/proposes+changes+nominee+program/7015005/story.html

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Alleged FOB Killers gangster won’t fight deportation
By Jason Van Rassel
The Calgary Herald, July 31, 2012
http://www.calgaryherald.com/news/crime-and-justice/Alleged+Killers+gangster+fight+deportation/7018639/story.html

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Ottawa plan to tighten rules for international student visas
Proposal intended to weed out fraud and human smuggling
By Tobi Cohen
Postmedia News, August 1, 2012
http://www.vancouversun.com/business/Ottawa+plan+tighten+rules+international+student+visas/7022302/story.html

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Sask. gov’t hoping for federal flexibility regarding immigration nominee program
By Vanessa Brown
The Leader Post, August 1, 2012
http://www.leaderpost.com/news/Sask+hoping+federal+flexibility+regarding+immigration+nominee+program/7021336/story.html

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Conrad Black visa lands Jason Kenney in legal flap
Kenney’s office denies minister or staff involved in Black’s temporary resident permit
CBC News, August 2, 2012
http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/story/2012/08/02/pol-jason-kenney-lawyers-open-letter-conrad-black.html

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Harper says immigration minister not involved in Conrad Black’s visa
The Canadian Press, August 2, 2012
http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/canada/harper-says-immigration-minister-not-involved-in-conrad-blacks-visa-164774446.html#

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Lawyers protesting colleague’s treatment force PM to defend Kenney
By Steven Chase
The Globe and Mail, August 2, 2012
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/politics/lawyers-protesting-colleagues-treatment-force-pm-to-defend-kenney/article4458418/

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MPs speak out over lack of immigration support
CBC News, August 3, 2012
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/prince-edward-island/story/2012/08/03/pei-lack-of-immgration-support-584.html

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Week of July 20 to 27, 2012

Allegations of file sabotage by immigration lawyer, consultants
By Tom Godfrey
The Toronto Sun, July 22, 2012
http://www.torontosun.com/2012/07/22/allegations-of-file-sabotage-by-immigration-lawyer-consultants

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Fewer Canada border officers means more gun smuggling, Customs and Immigration Union says
By Richard J. Brennan
The Toronto Star, July 23, 2012
http://www.thestar.com/news/canada/politics/article/1230524–fewer-canada-border-officers-means-more-gun-smuggling-customs-and-immigration-union-says

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Canada a refuge for Egyptian Christians: Officials
By Daniel Proussalidis
Vancouver 24, July 25, 2012
http://vancouver.24hrs.ca/News/national/2012/07/24/20022871.html

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Pakistan adoption in limbo for Ottawa family
CBC News, July 25, 2012
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/ottawa/story/2012/07/25/ottawa-family-adoption-pakistan-frustrations.html

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Closure of immigration office creates gaps
People encouraged to go online or travel to Toronto for help
CBC News, July 26, 2012
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/sudbury/story/2012/07/26/sby-immigration-office.html

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Jamaican immigrant gets 10 years for attempted murder
CBC News, July 26, 2012
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/windsor/story/2012/07/26/wdr-roger-renaldo-williams-attempted-murder-sentence.html

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Immigration officers tough it out in Pakistan
By Daniel Proussalidis
The Toronto Sun, July 26, 2012
http://www.torontosun.com/2012/07/26/immigration-officers-tough-it-out-in-pakistan

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Week of July 13 to 20, 2012

Teen gets removed while asking immigration minister a question during Tory BBQ
By Rob Drinkwater
The Canadian Press, July 14, 2012
http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/canada/teen-gets-removed-while-asking-immigration-minister-a-question-during-tory-bbq-162497366.html

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Pressed by court, government to process backlogged immigrant applications
By Tobi Cohen
The Postmedia News, July 16, 2012
http://www.vancouversun.com/news/Pressed+court+government+process+backlogged+immigrant+applications/6942798/story.html

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Doctor questions Kenney about refugee health care cuts
CBC News, July 16, 2012
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/edmonton/story/2012/07/16/edmonton-kenney-refugee-health-care-cuts-challenged.html

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Police fatally shoot immigrant from Bhutan
The Canadian Press, July 17, 2012
http://thechronicleherald.ca/canada/117853-police-fatally-shoot-immigrant-from-bhutan

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Romanian nationals in Magog interrogated by immigration authorities
The Montreal Gazette, July 17, 2012
http://www.montrealgazette.com/Romanian+nationals+Magog+interrogated+immigration+authorities/6946660/story.html

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Alberta labour group slams fast-tracking of foreign workers
Easing restrictions makes foreign workers employers’ first choice not last resort, says AFL
CBC News, July 17, 2012
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/edmonton/story/2012/07/17/edmonton-foreign-workers-labour.html

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Union ‘insulted’ at U.S. allegations Canadian border agents behind bomb threat
By Adam Miller
The Canadian Press, July 18, 2012
http://www.thestar.com/news/canada/article/1227754–union-insulted-at-u-s-allegations-canadian-border-agents-behind-bomb-threat

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Immigrants in Ontario give settlement services high marks
By Louisa Taylor
The Ottawa Citizen, July 18, 2012
http://www.ottawacitizen.com/life/Immigrants+Ontario+give+settlement+services+high+marks/6952230/story.html

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Former Stamp Joffrey Reynolds not a flight risk, immigration adjudicator rules
Ex-all-star struggles to rebuild life after losing spot with CFL club
By Sherri Zickefoose
The Calgary Herald, July 19, 2012
http://www.calgaryherald.com/news/crime-and-justice/Former+Stamp+Joffrey+Reynolds+flight+risk+immigration+adjudicator+rules/6953525/story.html

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Immigration minister announces pilot project for foreign workers
By Stephanie Dubois
The Leduc Rep, July 20, 2012
http://www.leducrep.com/ArticleDisplay.aspx?e=3595320

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Toronto Mayor Ford clarifies his comments on gun criminals and immigration
By Kelly Grant
The Globe and Mail, July 20, 2012
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/toronto/toronto-mayor-ford-tries-to-clarify-his-comments-on-gun-criminals-and-immigration/article4429640/

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Toronto teacher denied Old Age Security pension needs proof of immigration

By Nicholas Keung
The Toronto Star, July 20, 2012
http://www.thestar.com/news/gta/article/1229211–toronto-teacher-denied-old-age-security-pension-needs-proof-of-immigration

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Week of July 6 to 13, 2012

Migrant remittances resist crisis: World Bank
Agence France Presse, July 11, 2012
http://english.ahram.org.eg/NewsContent/3/12/47423/Business/Economy/Migrant-remittances-resist-crisis-World-Bank.aspx

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Strict detention policies pose risk to mental health of refugees, doctors say
By Stephanie Levitz
The Canadian Press, July 9, 2012
http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/canada/strict-detention-policies-pose-risk-to-mental-health-of-refugees-doctors-say-161798155.html

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Immigration Minister Jason Kenney thanks himself in petition posted to his website
By Joanna Smith
The Toronto Star, July 10, 2012
http://www.thestar.com/news/canada/politics/article/1223658–petition-thanking-immigration-minister-jason-kenney-posted-to-his-own-website

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Immigration officer shoots down residency claimant for failing to prove he’s gay
By Douglas Quan
Postmedia News, July 10, 2012
http://news.nationalpost.com/2012/07/10/nigerian-man-wins-second-chance-for-refugee-claim-after-case-rejected-when-he-couldnt-prove-he-was-gay/

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Skills shortage tops Jason Kenney’s meeting with provincial counterparts
By James Wood
The Calgary Herald, July 11, 2012
http://www.calgaryherald.com/news/politics/Skills+shortage+tops+Jason+Kenney+meeting+with+provincial+counterparts/6915276/story.html

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Recession, unemployment drive Americans north
CTV, July 12, 2012
http://www.ctvnews.ca/canada/recession-unemployment-drive-americans-north-1.875578

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Planned crackdown on marriage fraud panned
Abuse victims face further risk, critics charge
By Tobi Cohen
Postmedia News, July 12, 2012
http://www.vancouversun.com/news/Planned+crackdown+marriage+fraud+panned/6922064/story.html

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Homosexual refugee claimant allowed to remain
By Douglas Quan
Postmedia News, July 12, 2012
http://www.montrealgazette.com/life/Homosexual+refugee+claimant+allowed+remain/6921484/story.html

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Week of June 29 to July 6, 2012

Immigration levels shouldn’t increase, Canadians tell pollster
By Teresa Smith
Postmedia News, June 30, 2012
http://www.canada.com/news/Immigration+levels+shouldn+increase+Canadians+tell+pollster/6867921/story.html

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Immigration officer admits scam
By Sam Pazzano
QMI Agency, July 2, 2012
http://cnews.canoe.ca/CNEWS/Crime/2012/06/30/19938911-qmi.html

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Former Sri Lankan naval officer ‘complicit’ in war crimes: Canadian Immigration and Refugee Board
By Stewart Bell
The National Post, July 2, 2012
http://news.nationalpost.com/2012/07/02/former-sri-lankan-naval-officer-complicit-in-war-crimes-immigration-and-refugee-board/

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Canada announces freeze on permanent residence applications
Re:locate Magazine, July 3, 2012
http://www.relocatemagazine.com/immigration-a-visas/immigration-a-visa-news-main/5310-canada-announces-freeze-on-permanent-residence-applications

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Ontario’s injured migrant workers lose out on WSIB benefits, critics charge
By Nicholas Keung
The Toronto Star, July 3, 2012
http://www.thestar.com/news/gta/article/1220483–ontario-s-injured-migrant-workers-lose-out-on-wsib-benefits-critics-charge

Ottawa may be backing away from cuts to refugee health care
By Teresa Smith
Postmedia, July 3, 2012
http://www.globaltvedmonton.com/canada/ottawa+may+be+backing+away+from+cuts+to+refugee+health+care/6442672318/story.html

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Manitoba gas bar owner fined for hiring foreign workers kicked out of Canada
By Carol Saunders
The Winnipeg Free Press, July 4, 2012
http://www.canada.com/business/Manitoba+owner+fined+hiring+foreign+workers+kicked+Canada/6884908/story.html

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Ottawa brings down curtain on foreign strippers
By Bill Curry
The Globe and Mail, July 5, 2012
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/politics/ottawa-brings-down-curtain-on-foreign-strippers/article4388100/

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Bribe or incentive? Refugees offered $2K to go home
Torstar News Service, July 5, 2012
http://metronews.ca/news/canada/286292/bribe-or-incentive-refugee-claimants-offered-2000-to-go-home-%E2%80%8E/

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Tories accused of flip-flopping on refugee health policy
By Kathleen Harris
CBC News, July 5, 2012
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/edmonton/story/2012/07/05/pol-refugee-health.html

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Week of June 22 to 29, 2012

Roma in firing line as Canada moves to end abuses
As many as 10,000 may be kicked out; Hungary says it is prepared
By Attila Leitner
The Budapest Times, June 22, 2012
http://www.budapesttimes.hu/2012/06/22/roma-in-firing-line-as-canada-moves-to-end-abuses/

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Immigration minister gets cold welcome in London
By Mila Petkovic
Metro News, June 25, 2012
http://metronews.ca/news/london/275326/immigration-minister-gets-cold-welcome-in-london/

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Protesters in Surrey target Immigration Minister’s speech
The Canadian Press, June 26, 2012
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/politics/protesters-in-surrey-target-immigration-ministers-speech/article4372762/?cmpid=rss1

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‘Extreme hostility’ between lawyer-judge mars refugee hearing
By Adrian Humphreys
The National Post, June 26, 2012
http://news.nationalpost.com/2012/06/26/extreme-hostility-between-lawyer-judge-mars-refugee-hearing/

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Feds putting freeze on skilled worker, immigrant investor programs
By Tobi Cohen
Postmedia News, June 27, 2012
http://www.canada.com/Feds+putting+freeze+skilled+worker+immigrant+investor+programs/6851573/story.html

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Family facing deportation surrenders to immigration authorities
Members had gone into hiding after requests for sanctuary were refused
By Karen Chen
The Ottawa Citizen, June 29, 2012
http://www.ottawacitizen.com/life/Family+facing+deportation+surrenders+immigration+authorities/6858031/story.html

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WEEK OF June 15 to 22, 2012

800,000 People Forced to Flee Across Borders in 2011, Report Says
By Rick Gladstone
The New York Times, June 19, 2012
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/06/19/world/africa/800000-people-forced-to-flee-across-borders-in-2011-report-says.html

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Trades tap immigrant pool to ease labour shortage
By Derek Sankey
Postmedia News, June 18, 2012
http://www.vancouversun.com/Trades+immigrant+pool+ease+labour+shortage/6799095/story.html

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Kenney defends human smuggling reforms
By Jessica Murphy
The Toronto Sun, June 18, 2012
http://www.torontosun.com/2012/06/18/kenney-defends-human-smuggling-reforms

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Court told Tamil refugee being detained ‘illegally’
Goondiwindi Argus, June 19, 2012
http://www.goondiwindiargus.com.au/news/national/national/general/court-told-tamil-refugee-being-detained-illegally/2594864.aspx

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Winnipeggers charged with immigration fraud
The Canadian Press, June 19, 2012
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/manitoba/story/2012/06/19/mb-immigration-fraud-charges-winnipeg.html

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MDs slam refugee cuts
Ottawa’s cost-saving health move dismissed as ‘false economy’
By Carol Sanders
The Winnipeg Free Press, June 19, 2012
http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/local/mds-slam-refugee-cuts-159534245.html

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Gov’t to announce swift deportation of foreign criminals
CTV, June 19, 2012
http://www.ctv.ca/CTVNews/Politics/20120619/Kenney-to-announce-swift-deportation-of-foreign-criminals-120619/

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Kenney quietly says he’s sorry for cursing about deputy Alberta premier
By Daniel Leblanc
The Globe and Mail, June 19, 2012
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/politics/ottawa-notebook/kenney-quietly-says-hes-sorry-for-cursing-about-deputy-alberta-premier/article4349810/

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Company executives’ names used in alleged immigration scam
CBC News, June 20, 2012
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/manitoba/story/2012/06/19/mb-immigration-fraud-charges-executives.html

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Immigrant influx costly for Regina Catholic schools
More students, higher costs, new funding formula
CBC News, June 20, 2012
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/saskatchewan/story/2012/06/20/sk-regina-school-1206.html

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Sweeping immigration changes to give new power to minister
Measures crack down on ‘foreign criminals’ serving 6 months or more of jail time
By Laura Payton
CBC News, June 20, 2012
http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/story/2012/06/20/pol-new-law-deport-foreigners-crimes.html?cmp=rss

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Immigration scam promised Nepalese high-paying jobs in Alberta’s oilpatch
By Carol Sanders
The Canadian Press, June 20, 2012
http://www.edmontonjournal.com/news/Immigration+scam+promised+Nepalese+high+paying+jobs/6813226/story.html

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Immigration fueling Saskatchewan population jump
CBC News, June 21, 2012
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/saskatchewan/story/2012/06/21/sk-immigrans-population-2012.html

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Immigration manager convicted of fraud for taking bribes, fast-tracking cases
By Andrew Seymour
The Ottawa Citizen, June 22, 2012
http://www.ottawacitizen.com/Immigration+manager+convicted+fraud+taking+bribes+fast+tracking+cases/6824833/story.html

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WEEK OF June 8 to 15, 2012

Remittances remain resilient despite financial crisis – World Bank
Ghana Business News, June 15, 2012
http://www.ghanabusinessnews.com/2012/06/15/remittances-remain-resilient-despite-financial-crisis-world-bank/

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Major immigration reforms due to pass Commons
By Daniel Proussalidis
The London Free Press, June 10, 2012
http://www.lfpress.com/news/canada/2012/06/10/19860226.html

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Canadian Immigration Union has concerns about cuts to border security
The union is working to get drug dog teams rehired and stop elimination of intelligence officers
By Trelle Burdeniuk
CKOM News, June 11, 2012
http://www.newstalk650.com/story/canadian-immigration-union-has-concerns-about-cuts-border-security/60907

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Controversial refugee bill clears Commons
By Tobi Cohen
Postmedia News, June 11, 2012
http://www.canada.com/news/Controversial+refugee+bill+clears+Commons/6765590/story.html

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Woman bilked immigrant out of $2 million, police say
Accused was president of the Temporary Foreign Workers Association of Canada
CBC News, June 12, 2012
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/calgary/story/2012/06/12/calgary-fraud-woman-immigrant.html

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Future of immigrant investor program uncertain
By Tobi Cohen
Postmedia News, June 12, 2012
http://www.canada.com/business/Future+immigrant+investor+program+uncertain/6772315/story.html

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More North Korean refugees likely to eye Canada
By Daniel Proussalidis
The London Free Press, June 12, 2012
http://www.lfpress.com/news/canada/2012/06/12/19868571.html

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Immigrants who don’t speak English or French end up working in ethnic ‘enclaves:’ report
By Peter O’Neil
Postmedia News, June 13, 2012
http://news.nationalpost.com/2012/06/13/immigrants-who-dont-speak-english-or-french-end-up-working-in-ethic-enclaves-report/

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Kenney rebukes newspaper, lectures reporters on ‘incomplete’ work
By Steve Laduran Taye
The Globe and Mail, June 13, 2012
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/politics/ottawa-notebook/kenney-rebukes-newspaper-lectures-reporters-on-incomplete-work/article4255779/

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Conrad Black got no special treatment over visa
Records indicate family reasons allowed him into Canada despite criminal record
By Kathleen Harris
CBC News, June 13, 2012
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/story/2012/06/13/conrad-black-visa-canada.html

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Calgary woman accused of defrauding Japanese immigrant squandered thousands on gambling
Melissa Holman faces criminal fraud charges, civil lawsuit
By Meghan Potkins and Stephane Massinon
The Calgary Herald, June 14, 2012
http://www.edmontonjournal.com/news/Calgary+woman+accused+defrauding+Japanese+immigrant+squandered/6780515/story.html

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Mailed body parts were those of immigrant, DNA tests prove
Postmedia News, June 14, 2012
http://www.timescolonist.com/Mailed+body+parts+were+those+immigrant+tests+prove/6780739/story.html

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Ottawa loses legal battle over immigration backlog
Tostar News Service, June 14, 2012
http://metronews.ca/news/canada/264035/ottawa-loses-legal-battle-over-immigration-backlog/

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WEEK OF June 1 to June 8, 2012

Why Chinese immigrants struggle with English fluency
By Nicholas Keung
The Toronto Star, June 3, 2012
http://www.thestar.com/news/article/1205277–why-chinese-immigrants-struggle-with-english-fluency

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Afghan interpreter reunites with Canadian soldiers
Interpreter saved life of officer who lost legs in firefight
By Julie Ireton
CBC News, June 4, 2012
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/ottawa/story/2012/06/01/afghanistan-interpreter-reunion-with-canadian-forces-officers-in-ottawa.html

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Fake Sun TV citizenship ceremony explanations in dispute
Documents raise questions about explanation and apology to network from minister’s office
The Canadian Press, June 5, 2012
http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/story/2012/06/05/pol-cp-fake-citizenship-ceremony-kenney-sun-tv.html

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New documents show more Manitoba bureaucrats involved in immigration controversy
The Canadian Press, June 5, 2012
http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/local/new-documents-show-more-manitoba-bureaucrats-involved-in-immigration-controversy-157229095.html

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Jail won’t deter illegal immigrants fleeing danger, says Calgary lawyer
By Kevin Martin
The Calgary Sun, June 5, 2012
http://www.calgarysun.com/2012/06/05/jail-wont-deter-illegal-immigrants-fleeing-danger-says-calgary-lawyer

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Three more charged with human smuggling in Tamil migrant ship case
By Cheryl Chan
The Province, June 6, 2012
http://www.theprovince.com/news/Three+more+charged+with+human+smuggling+Tamil+migrant+ship+case/6734520/story.html

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RCMP ‘pulling out all the stops’ with new charges in Tamil smuggling case
By Sunny Dhillon
The Globe and Mail, June 6, 2012
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/british-columbia/new-charges-laid-in-tamil-smuggling-case-in-canada-and-abroad/article4235366/

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Iraqi Refugees Bound For Canada Stuck In Syria
CBC News, June 7, 2012
http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2012/06/07/canada-immigration-iraq-syria_n_1579770.html?ref=canada-politics

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WEEK OF MAY 25 to JUNE 1, 2012

New Rules To Crack Down On Crooked Representatives
Market Watch
May 25, 2012
http://www.marketwatch.com/story/new-rules-to-crack-down-on-crooked-representatives-2012-05-25

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Canada Ending “Buffalo shuffle” For Visas, Closing Consulate
CBC
May 25, 2012
http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/story/2012/05/25/pol-weston-buffalo-consul.html

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Conditional Permanent Resident Proposal To Discourage Marriage Fraud
International Law Office
May 25, 2012
http://www.internationallawoffice.com/newsletters/detail.aspx?g=d51a18dc-9d73-4387-8a9b-26bb89abaf65

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Stephen Harper vs. Atlantic Canada
Peter McKenna
Chronicle Herald
May 27, 2012
http://thechronicleherald.ca/thenovascotian/100789-stephen-harper-vs-atlantic-canada

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Immigration protest defies law
Angry over reforms to federal legislation
By Sue Montgomery
The Montreal Gazette, May 28, 2012
http://www.montrealgazette.com/news/Immigration+protest+defies/6685007/story.html

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Canada will continue to process Federal Skilled Worker visa backlog
Workpermit.com, May 30, 2012
http://www.workpermit.com/news/2012-05-30/canada/canada-will-continue-to-process-federal-skilled-worker-visa-backlog.htm

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Immigration protest defies law
Angry over reforms to federal legislation
By Sue Montgomery
The Montreal Gazette, May 28, 2012
http://www.montrealgazette.com/news/Immigration+protest+defies/6685007/story.html

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Signs Warn Drivers To Slow Down–In Two Languages
Tara Carman, The Vancouver Sun, June 1, 2012 http://www.vancouversun.com/life/Signs+warn+drivers+slow+down+languages/6712373/story.html

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WEEK OF MAY 18 TO 25, 2012

Newcomers over age 50 costly: memo
Health care numbers may have spurred supervisa introduction
By Tobi Cohen
Postmedia News, May 18, 2012
http://www.vancouversun.com/health/Newcomers+over+costly+memo/6642971/story.html

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Advocate: Man who beheaded Canadian bus passenger believed victim was an alien
The Associated Press, May 23, 2012
http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/the_americas/advocate-man-who-beheaded-canadian-bus-passenger-believed-victim-was-an-alien/2012/05/23/gIQAFmlcjU_story.html

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Canadian doctors, nurses join protest against cuts to refugee health plan
By Nicholas Keung
The Toronto Star, May 23, 2012
http://www.thestar.com/news/canada/article/1183025–canadian-doctors-nurses-join-protest-against-cuts-to-refugee-health-plan

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Immigration will ‘continue to grow in importance’
By Ashley Fitzpatrick
The Telegram, May 23, 2012
http://www.thetelegram.com/News/Local/2012-05-23/article-2986268/Immigration-will-%26lsquocontinue-to-grow-in-importance%26rsquo/1

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Immigrant lawsuit fails to preserve backlogged applications
Over 800 skilled workers stuck in massive backlog set to be eliminated by budget bill
The Canadian Press, May 24, 2012
http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/story/2012/05/24/pol-cp-immigrant-lawsuit-backlog-court-budget-bill.html

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Language skills the target of Canadian citizenship reform
By Robin Levinson
The National Post, May 24, 2012
http://news.nationalpost.com/2012/05/24/language-skills-the-target-of-canadian-citizenship-reform/

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WEEK OF MAY 11 TO 18, 2012

New immigration rules slammed
CBC News, May 12, 2012
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/saskatchewan/story/2012/05/12/sk-immigration-changes-120512.html

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Charge senior citizen immigrants health care: Lawyer
By Daniel Proussalidis
The Toronto Sun, May 12, 2012
http://www.torontosun.com/2012/05/12/charge-senior-citizen-immigrants-health-care-lawyer

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Immigration Minister Jason Kenney makes welcome changes to refugee bill
The Toronto Star, May 13, 2012
http://www.thestar.com/opinion/editorials/article/1177366–immigration-minister-jason-kenney-makes-welcome-changes-to-refugee-bill

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Canada wants foreign entrepreneurs
Canada is looking to launch a new ‘start-up’ visa to attract foreign entrepreneurs to settle in the country.
By Justin Harper
The Telegraph (London), May 15, 2012
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/offshorefinance/9266499/Canada-wants-foreign-entrepreneurs.html

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Immigration rally draws 300 to Sask. legislature
CBC News, May 15, 2012
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/saskatchewan/story/2012/05/15/sk-immigration-rally-120515.html

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Two men charged over Tamil migrant ship that carried 492 people to Canada
By Sunny Dhillon
The Globe and Mail, May 15, 2012
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/british-columbia/two-men-charged-over-tamil-migrant-ship-that-carried-492-people-to-canada/article2434039/

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Immigration system aims to react fast to corporate needs
Here’s a primer after months of step-by-step changes to the system
By Tobi Cohen
Postmedia News, May 16, 2012
http://www.vancouversun.com/news/Immigration+system+aims+react+fast+corporate+needs/6628970/story.html

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Lawyers challenge Ottawa’s move to erase immigration backlog
Federal government says it will offer refund, applicant can reapply
CBC News, May 17, 2012
http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/story/2012/05/17/immigration-backlog-halt.html

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New immigration rules slammed
CBC News, May 12, 2012
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/saskatchewan/story/2012/05/12/sk-immigration-changes-120512.html

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Charge senior citizen immigrants health care: Lawyer
By Daniel Proussalidis
The Toronto Sun, May 12, 2012
http://www.torontosun.com/2012/05/12/charge-senior-citizen-immigrants-health-care-lawyer

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Immigration Minister Jason Kenney makes welcome changes to refugee bill
The Toronto Star, May 13, 2012
http://www.thestar.com/opinion/editorials/article/1177366–immigration-minister-jason-kenney-makes-welcome-changes-to-refugee-bill

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Canada wants foreign entrepreneurs
Canada is looking to launch a new ‘start-up’ visa to attract foreign entrepreneurs to settle in the country.
By Justin Harper
The Telegraph (London), May 15, 2012
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/offshorefinance/9266499/Canada-wants-foreign-entrepreneurs.html

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Immigration rally draws 300 to Sask. legislature
CBC News, May 15, 2012
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/saskatchewan/story/2012/05/15/sk-immigration-rally-120515.html

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Two men charged over Tamil migrant ship that carried 492 people to Canada
By Sunny Dhillon
The Globe and Mail, May 15, 2012
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/british-columbia/two-men-charged-over-tamil-migrant-ship-that-carried-492-people-to-canada/article2434039/

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Immigration system aims to react fast to corporate needs
Here’s a primer after months of step-by-step changes to the system
By Tobi Cohen
Postmedia News, May 16, 2012
http://www.vancouversun.com/news/Immigration+system+aims+react+fast+corporate+needs/6628970/story.html

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Lawyers challenge Ottawa’s move to erase immigration backlog
Federal government says it will offer refund, applicant can reapply
CBC News, May 17, 2012
http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/story/2012/05/17/immigration-backlog-halt.html

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WEEK OF MAY 4 TO 11, 2012
Judge rips immigration adjudicator for ‘ludicrous’ questions on claimant’s Christianity
By Douglas Quan
Postmedia News, May 9, 2012
http://www.canada.com/life/Judge+rips+immigration+adjudicator+ludicrous+questions+claimant+Christianity/6594856/story.html

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Immigration program on way to recovery, officials say
By Michael Gorman
The Chronicle Herald, May 10, 2012
http://thechronicleherald.ca/novascotia/94782-immigration-program-on-way-to-recovery-officials-say

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Donations help migrant workers who survived crash
CBC news, May 10, 2012
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/toronto/story/2012/05/09/migrant-workers-crash-survivors.html

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Jason Kenney Calls For Investigation of PEI’s Immigrant Nominee Program After King’s-HuffPost Series
The Huffington Post, May 10, 2012
http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2012/05/10/pei-immigrant-nominee-program-kenney-investigation-kings-college-huffington-post_n_1506715.html?ref=canada-politics

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Newcomers aim for coalition to address Sask. immigration changes
By Emma Graney
The Leader Post, May 10, 2012
http://www.leaderpost.com/Newcomers+coalition+address+Sask+immigration+changes/6602626/story.html

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Cuts to refugee health insurance dangerous, inhumane, doctors say
By Gemma Karstens-Smith
Postmedia News, May 7, 2012
http://news.nationalpost.com/2012/05/07/cuts-to-refugee-health-insurance-dangerous-inhumane-doctors-say/

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Should Canada screen immigrants based on language or country?
By Joe Friesen
The Globe and Mail, May 8, 2012
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/time-to-lead/should-canada-screen-immigrants-based-on-language-or-country/article2425494/

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Tunisian fights to stay in Canada
The Associated Press, May 8, 2012
http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5j2n1ka7qpIp-lR4-E-fJtEtUWWYw?docId=ecf0a543dbd344c9924c193673aade8a

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Silent partners: Inside P.E.I.’s immigrant investor program
The Herald News, May 8, 2012
http://thechronicleherald.ca/canada/94173-silent-partners-inside-peis-immigrant-investor-program

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Kenney amends controversial refugee bill
Immigration minister bends to pressure, dials back detention provisions in omnibus bill
By Louise Elliott
CBC News, May 9, 2012
http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/story/2012/05/09/pol-immigration-omnibus-bill-amendments-kenney.html

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Immigration applications to Canada drop in Asian countries
By Nicholas Keung
The Toronto Star, May 6, 2012
http://www.thestar.com/news/canada/politics/article/1174020–immigration-applications-to-canada-drop-in-asian-countries?bn=1

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Failed candidates for Canada’s refugee judge jobs get third chance
By Nicholas Keung
The Toronto Star, May 6, 2012
http://www.thestar.com/news/canada/politics/article/1174012–failed-candidates-for-canada-s-refugee-judge-jobs-get-third-chance

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WEEK OF APRIL 27 TO MAY 4, 2012

Immigration levels imbalanced: Toews
Says province gets more than its share
By Bruce Owen
The Winnipeg Free Press, April 28, 2012
http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/local/immigration-levels-imbalanced-toews-149345185.html

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Conrad Black’s hope for a post-prison return to Canada a long shot, experts say
By Michelle McQuigge
The Canadian Press, May 1, 2012
http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/business/conrad-blacks-hope-for-a-post-prison-return-to-canada-a-long-shot-experts-say–149531535.html

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Immigrant wages linked to program that led worker to B.C.
Newcomers selected under B.C. Provincial Nomination Program fare the best, study says
By Darah Hansen
The Vancouver Sun, May 1, 2012
http://www.vancouversun.com/business/Immigrant+wages+linked+program+that+worker/6545145/story.html

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Global protests denounce Ottawa’s plan to wipe out immigration backlog
By Nicholas Keung
The Toronto Star, May 1, 2012
http://www.thestar.com/news/canada/article/1171050–global-protests-denounce-ottawa-s-plan-to-wipe-out-immigration-backlog

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$15K tax bill follows immigrant program ruling
Updated News, May 1, 2012
http://updatednews.ca/2012/05/01/15k-tax-bill-follows-immigrant-program-ruling/

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Manitoba’s immigration minister unable to say who received controversial email
By Steve Lambert
The Canadian Press, May 1, 2012
http://www.globalwinnipeg.com/manitobas+immigration+minister+unable+to+say+who+received+controversial+email/6442632292/story.html

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Cool welcome awaits Lord Black in Canada
By Steven Chase and Paul Waldie
The Globe and Mail, May 2, 2012
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/politics/cool-welcome-awaits-lord-black-in-canada/article2419835/

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Saskatchewan tightening up immigration rules
CBC News, May 2, 2012
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/saskatchewan/story/2012/05/02/sk-immigration-rules-1205.html

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Conrad Black to be held at immigration detention facility
Immigration officials expected to take him into custody before prison release
CBC News, May 3, 2012
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/story/2012/05/03/conrad-black-release.html

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Crown calls ex-restaurateur sentence inadequate
CBC News, May 2, 2012
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/manitoba/story/2012/05/02/mb-sushi-immigration-restaurant-appeal.html

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Conrad Black arrives in Toronto after release from prison
By Renata D’Aliesio and Oliver Moore
The Globe and Mail, May 4, 2012
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/world/conrad-black-may-be-headed-to-airport-after-florida-prison-release/article2422565/

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RCMP, U.S. Coast Guard plan joint border patrol
CBC News, May 4, 2012
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/windsor/story/2012/05/04/wdr-ship-rider-border.html?cmp=rss

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Week of April 20 to April 27, 2012

Rich immigrants ditching Quebec
Moving to B.C. after being accepted
By Peggy Curran
The Winnipeg Free Press, April 21, 2012
http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/canada/rich-immigrants-ditching-quebec-148365955.html

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Canada demands immigrant language skill
The United Press International, April 22, 2012
http://www.upi.com/Top_News/World-News/2012/04/22/Canada-demands-immigrant-language-skill/UPI-74321335105306/

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Tunisian fights to stay in Canada
The Associated Press, April 23, 2012
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/n/a/2012/04/23/international/i082235D70.DTL

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Montreal family wins last-minute deportation reprieve
CTV.ca, April 23, 2012
http://m.ctv.ca/topstories/20120423/keita-mansare-family-win-last-minute-deportation-reprieve-120423.html

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Government to reassess whether danger awaits deported family in Guinea
By Robert Hiltz
Postmedia News, April 23, 2012
http://www.canada.com/health/Government+reassess+whether+danger+awaits+deported+family+Guinea/6505205/story.html

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Roma asylum-seekers undeterred by Canadian efforts
By Sarah Boesveld
Postmedia News, April 23, 2012
http://www.canada.com/news/Roma+assylum+seekers+undeterred+Canadian+efforts/6504442/story.html

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Canada: Immigration Hearing for Relative of Tunisian Leader
By Ian Austen
The New York Times, April 24, 2012
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/04/24/world/americas/canada-immigration-hearing-for-relative-of-tunisian-leader.html

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‘Inconceivable’ immigration manager wasn’t being paid for wielding influence, Crown argues
By Andrew Seymour
The Ottawa Citizen, April 24, 2012
http://www.ottawacitizen.com/news/Inconceivable+immigration+manager+wasn+being+paid+wielding+influence+Crown+argues/6505361/story.html

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Ottawa to cut health care for some refugees
By Nicholas Keung
The Toronto Star, April 25, 2012
http://www.thestar.com/news/canada/politics/article/1168118–ottawa-to-cut-health-care-for-some-refugees

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Manitoba minister says she wasn’t behind email to immigrant groups
By Steve Lambert
The Canadian Press, April 25, 2012
http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/breakingnews/manitoba-minister-says-she-wasnt-behind-email-to-immigrant-groups-148955735.html

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Multiculture media growing fast as immigration increases in capital
By Louisa Taylor
The Ottawa Citizen, April 26, 2012
http://www.ottawacitizen.com/news/Multiculture+media+growing+fast+immigration+increases+capital/6519193/story.html

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Employers honoured for hiring skilled immigrants
By Nicholas Keung
The Toronto Star, April 26, 2012
http://www.thestar.com/news/article/1168484–employers-honoured-for-hiring-skilled-immigrants

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Manitoba immigration email did not break rules: Speaker
The Canadian Press, April 26, 2012
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/manitoba/story/2012/04/26/mb-immigration-debate-email.html

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Feds to consider biometrics for permanent residents to combat fraud
By Tobi Cohen
Postmedia News, April 26, 2012
http://www.canada.com/technology/Feds+consider+biometrics+permanent+residents+combat+fraud/6526027/story.html

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Week of April 13 to 20, 2012

19 regional immigration offices closing
By Tobi Cohen
Canada.com, April 16, 2012
http://blogs.canada.com/2012/04/16/19-regional-immigration-offices-closing/

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Indian immigrants’ 3rd child more likely to be a boy
Ratio of 136 boys to 100 girls raises issue of selective abortion
By Annie Burns-Pieper
CBC News, April 16, 2012
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/windsor/story/2012/04/13/third-child-male-india-mothers.html

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Tories could tighten immigration rules
By Daniel Proussalidis
The Toronto Sun, April 16, 2012
http://www.torontosun.com/2012/04/16/tories-could-tighten-immigration-rules

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Canadian Immigration officers abroad will be anonymous
By Tom Godfrey
The Toronto Sun, April 16, 2012
http://www.torontosun.com/2012/04/16/canadian-immigration-officers-abroad-will-be-anonymous

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Immigration ministers clash
Kenney, Melnick at odds over funds
By Bruce Owen
The Winnipeg Free Press, April 17, 2012
http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/local/immigration-ministers-clash-147708555.html

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Immigrant daughters find success: Statscan
News Services, April 17, 2012
http://www.canada.com/Immigrant+daughters+find+success+Statscan/6470503/story.html

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Israelis plead not guilty to immigration breaches
By Steve Bruce
The Chronicle Herald, April 17, 2012
http://thechronicleherald.ca/metro/87572-israelis-plead-not-guilty-to-immigration-breaches

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Customs union to protest conference for execs in wake of job cuts
By Tobi Cohen
The Calgary Herald, April 17, 2012
http://www.calgaryherald.com/business/Customs+union+protest+conference+execs+wake+cuts/6472464/story.html

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Canada considers immigrant stream for entrepreneurs
Jason Kenney launches consultations with industry
By Laura Payton
CBC News, April 18, 2012
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/sudbury/story/2012/04/18/pol-kenney-entrepreneurs-start-up.html

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Illegal immigrant caught in Winnipeg
By Shane Gibson
The Metro News, April 18, 2012
http://metronews.ca/news/winnipeg/109235/illegal-immigrant-caught-in-winnipeg/

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Immigrant entrepreneurs sought under Canada’s new startup visa program
By Nicholas Keung
The Toronto Star, April 19, 2012
http://www.thestar.com/news/canada/article/1163721–immigrant-entrepreneurs-sought-under-canada-s-new-startup-visa-program?bn=1

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Immigration showdown expected at legislature
CBC News, April 19, 2012
http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/story/2012/04/19/mb-immigration-showdown-legislature-manitoba.html

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Stop targeting ‘the other’ in language talk, Immigration Minister Kathleen Weil says
Bill 101 must be rewritten, says Parti Québécois’s Yves-François Blanchet
By Kevin Dougherty
The Montreal Gazette, April 19, 2012
http://www.montrealgazette.com/Stop+targeting+other+language+talk+Immigration+Minister+Kathleen+Weil+says/6486131/story.html

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Manitoba politicians spar over immigration changes
CBC News, April 19, 2012
http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/story/2012/04/19/mb-immigration-showdown-legislature-manitoba.html

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Week of April 6 to 13, 2012

Easter: Immigration fuels resurrection of Canadian churches
By Brent Wittmeier
Reuters, April 7, 2012
http://www.calgaryherald.com/life/Easter+Immigration+fuels+resurrection+Canadian+churches/6426326/story.html

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Laval family blames lost paperwork for deportation
CBC News, April 8, 2012
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/montreal/story/2012/04/08/montreal-immigration-deporation-guinea.html

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Feds unveil new language rules for low-skill provincial immigrants
By Tobi Cohen
Canada.com, April 11, 2012
http://blogs.canada.com/2012/04/11/feds-unveil-new-language-rules-for-low-skill-provincial-immigrants/

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Councillor proposes registry for immigrant children
CBC News, April 11, 2012
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/toronto/story/2012/04/11/thompson-immigrant-children.html

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Immigration officials could block import of ‘illegal’ cultural norms
By Daniel Proussalidis
The Toronto Sun, April 11, 2012
http://www.torontosun.com/2012/04/11/immigration-officials-could-block-import-of-illegal-cultural-norms

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Immigrant services to be centralized
By Tobi Cohen
Postmedia News, April 12, 2012
http://www.edmontonjournal.com/Immigrant+services+centralized/6445530/story.html

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Mistrial declared in alleged immigration scam
By Jennifer Saltman
The Province, April 12, 2012
http://www.theprovince.com/life/Mistrial+declared+alleged+immigration+scam/6445937/story.html

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Federal cuts put pressure on multicultural group
Executive director wonders how services will be provided after local Citizenship and Immigration office closes
CBC News, April 13, 2012
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/thunder-bay/story/2012/04/13/tby-citizen-immigration-cuts.html

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Business groups like federal immigration changes
By Will Chabun
The Leader Post, April 13, 2012
http://www.vancouversun.com/life/Business+groups+like+federal+immigration+changes/6454757/story.html

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Woman deported to Mexico reunites with kids on return to Montreal
By Rene Bruemmer
The Gazette, April 13, 2012
http://www.montrealgazette.com/life/Deported+Mexican+woman+returns+Montreal/6450861/story.html

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Week of March 30 to April 6, 2012

eds urged to lift immigration block due to disability
NDP MP in Indian family’s corner
The Winnipeg Free Press, March 31, 2012
http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/canada/feds-urged-to-lift-immigration-block-due-to-disability-145319265.html

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Backlog wipeout will close thousands of immigration applications
CBC News, April 1, 2012
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/montreal/story/2012/04/01/montreal-immigration-budget-backlog-skilled-workers.html

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Man admits to killing Iraqi immigrant in 2009
The Toronto Sun, April 2, 2012
http://www.torontosun.com/2012/04/02/man-admits-to-killing-iraqi-immigrant-in-2009

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Skilled workers program changes give Canada a black eye: lawyer
By Tara Carman
The Vancouver Sun, April 3, 2012
http://www.vancouversun.com/business/Skilled+workers+program+changes+give+Canada+black+lawyer/6401840/story.html

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Jason Kenney wants to ‘stop the madness’ in immigration system
By Anna Mehler Paperny
The Globe and Mail, April 5, 2012
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/politics/kenney-wants-to-stop-the-madness-in-immigration-system/article2392588/

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Windsor area Immigrant training program opens doors
By Dave Hall
The Windsor Star, April 5, 2012
http://www.windsorstar.com/business/Windsor+area+Immigrant+training+program+opens+doors/6413900/story.html

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Chop immigration in recessions: think-tank
By Peter O’Neil
The Edmonton Journal, April 5, 2012
http://www.edmontonjournal.com/business/Chop+immigration+recessions+think+tank/6414063/story.html

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Immigration board rebuked by court
‘Not permissible’ to speculate on claimant’s religion
By Douglas Quan
The Ottawa Citizen, April 5, 2012
http://www.ottawacitizen.com/life/Immigration+board+rebuked+court/6413159/story.html

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Local immigration officer charged
CRIME: Confidential information allegedly shared
By Kelly Pedro
The London Free Press, April 5, 2012
http://www.lfpress.com/news/london/2012/04/04/19596261.html

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Migrants who survived yacht accident still detained
By April Cunningham
Postmedia News, April 5, 2012
http://www.canada.com/Migrants+survived+yacht+accident+still+detained/6417823/story.html

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Hearings start for Chinese fugitive who hid in Canada
The Associated Press, April 6, 2012
http://m.ctv.ca/topstories/20120406/hearings-china-canada-lai-20120406.html

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Man accused of bringing Tamil migrants to Canada arrested in France
The Canadian Press, April 6, 2012
http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/canada/man-accused-of-bringing-tamil-migrants-to-canada-arrested-in-france-146335955.html

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Canada govt to roll out new immigration regime
Zee News, April 6, 2012
http://zeenews.india.com/business/news/international/canada-govt-to-roll-out-new-immigration-regime_45436.html

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Saskatoon coalition worries about refugee bill
By Janet French
The StarPhoenix, April 6, 2012
http://www.thestarphoenix.com/life/Saskatoon+coalition+worries+about+refugee+bill/6421475/story.html

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Week of March 23 to March 30, 2012

Immigration sponsorship of parents, grandparents under review by Ottawa
By Nicholas Keung
The Toronto Star, March 27, 2012
http://www.thestar.com/news/canada/article/1152404–immigration-sponsorship-of-parents-grandparents-under-review-by-ottawa?bn=1

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Advocates say new refugees bill violates charter
By Dan Neutel
Postmedia News, March 27, 2012
http://www.theprovince.com/news/Advocates+refugees+bill+violates+charter/6362248/story.html

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Immigration minister plans reforms to foreign credential recognition
By Tobi Cohen
Postmedia News, March 28, 2012
http://www.montrealgazette.com/business/Immigration+minister+plans+reforms+foreign+credential+recognition/6373343/story.html

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Yacht tragedy survivors questioned by RCMP
Tanker carrying survivors reaches Saint John
CBC News, March 28, 2012
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/nova-scotia/story/2012/03/28/ns-yacht-tragedy-rcmp.html

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Newcomers face added mortgage hurdles
Lack of credit history, support network make it more difficult to arrange mortgages
By Denise Deveau
Postmedia News, March 28, 2012
http://www.vancouversun.com/business/Newcomers+face+added+mortgage+hurdles/6371528/story.html

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Feds downplay appointment of Montreal immigration judge who can’t speak French
By Sidhartha Banerjee
The Canadian Press, March 28, 2012
http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/canada/feds-downplay-appointment-of-montreal-immigration-judge-who-cant-speak-french-144696905.html

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Immigrant groups hit by cuts
Ontario to get $31.5M less in 2012-13 as immigrants flock to other places
By Louisa Taylor
The Ottawa Citizen, March 29, 2012
http://www.ottawacitizen.com/business/Immigrant+groups+cuts/6376495/story.html

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Unusual for refugees to arrive in Canada by boat: immigration expert
Read it on Global News: Unusual for refugees to arrive in Canada by boat: immigration expert
The Canadian Press, March 29, 2012
http://www.globalnews.ca/unusual+for+refugees+to+arrive+in+canada+by+boat+immigration+expert/6442610417/story.html

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Federal budget 2012: Immigration reforms to speed entry of economic immigrants
By Bruce Campion-Smith
The Toronto Star, March 30, 2012
http://www.thestar.com/news/canada/politics/article/1153793–federal-budget-2012-immigration-reforms-to-speed-entry-of-economic-immigrants

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Windsor lawyer charged with immigration fraud
The Canadian Press, March 30, 2012
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/windsor/story/2012/03/30/wdr-immigration-lawyer-charged-fraud.html

 

WEEK of March 16 to 23, 2012

Immigration to BRIC nations to continue to rise, say speakers at Mondissimo 2012
Re:locate Magazine, March 15, 2012
http://www.relocatemagazine.com/immigration-a-visas/immigration-a-visa-news-main/3917-immigration-to-bric-nations-to-continue-to-rise-say-speakers-at-mondissimo-2012

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Desperate for workers, West seeks immigration powers
By Justine Hunter and Dawn Walton
The Globe and Mail, March 12, 2012
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/politics/desperate-for-workers-west-seeks-immigration-powers/article2365979/

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Canadian refugee decisions hinge on presiding judge, says report
By Nicholas Keung
The Toronto Star, March 12, 2012
http://www.thestar.com/news/canada/politics/article/1145015–canadian-refugee-decisions-hinge-on-presiding-judge-says-report

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Wiretapped phone conversations played at Ottawa immigration fraud trial
By Andrew Seymour
The Ottawa Citizen, March 14, 2012
http://www.ottawacitizen.com/Wiretapped+phone+conversations+played+Ottawa+immigration+fraud+trial/6302228/story.html

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Kenney wrong on immigrant performance, report says
Fraser Institute analysis finds hourly wage $6.30 below Canadian-born counterparts
By Peter O’Neil
The Ottawa Citizen, March 15, 2012
http://www.ottawacitizen.com/business/Kenney+wrong+immigrant+performance+report+says/6304239/story.html

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Super Visa applications for visitors to Canada are often rejected
By Nicholas Keung
The Toronto Star, March 15, 2012
http://www.thestar.com/news/canada/politics/article/1146305–super-visa-applications-for-visitors-to-canada-are-often-rejected

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Vancouver lagging in immigrant housing
By Derek Bedry
Vancouver24 News, March 15, 2012
http://vancouver.24hrs.ca/News/local/2012/03/14/19504026.html

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Ottawa intends to revamp Immigrant Investor Program
Limits for net worth and the investment required are both too low, Kenney says
By Tobi Cohen
Postmedia News, March 16, 2012
http://www.vancouversun.com/business/Ottawa+intends+revamp+Immigrant+Investor+Program/6311756/story.html

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Dispute over Gatineau’s immigration guide headed for mediation
By Mark Brownlee
The Ottawa Citizen, March 16, 2012
http://www.ottawacitizen.com/life/Dispute+over+Gatineau+immigration+guide+headed+mediation/6314050/story.html

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Orléans man, partner charged in $4M fraud
Charitable immigration services company used for ‘sophisticated’ schemes, RCMP say
By Robert Sibley
The Ottawa Citizen, March 16, 2012
http://www.ottawacitizen.com/news/Orl%C3%A9ans+partner+charged+fraud/6310429/story.html

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Canadian citizenship rejections have more than doubled since 2006
By Nicholas Keung
The Toronto Star, March 16, 2012
http://www.thestar.com/news/canada/politics/article/1147060–canadian-citizenship-rejections-have-more-than-doubled-since-2006?bn=1

WEEK OF March 9 to 16, 2012

Immigration to BRIC nations to continue to rise, say speakers at Mondissimo 2012
Re:locate Magazine, March 15, 2012
http://www.relocatemagazine.com/immigration-a-visas/immigration-a-visa-news-main/3917-immigration-to-bric-nations-to-continue-to-rise-say-speakers-at-mondissimo-2012

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Desperate for workers, West seeks immigration powers
By Justine Hunter and Dawn Walton
The Globe and Mail, March 12, 2012
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/politics/desperate-for-workers-west-seeks-immigration-powers/article2365979/

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Canadian refugee decisions hinge on presiding judge, says report
By Nicholas Keung
The Toronto Star, March 12, 2012
http://www.thestar.com/news/canada/politics/article/1145015–canadian-refugee-decisions-hinge-on-presiding-judge-says-report

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Wiretapped phone conversations played at Ottawa immigration fraud trial
By Andrew Seymour
The Ottawa Citizen, March 14, 2012
http://www.ottawacitizen.com/Wiretapped+phone+conversations+played+Ottawa+immigration+fraud+trial/6302228/story.html

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Kenney wrong on immigrant performance, report says
Fraser Institute analysis finds hourly wage $6.30 below Canadian-born counterparts
By Peter O’Neil
The Ottawa Citizen, March 15, 2012
http://www.ottawacitizen.com/business/Kenney+wrong+immigrant+performance+report+says/6304239/story.html

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Super Visa applications for visitors to Canada are often rejected
By Nicholas Keung
The Toronto Star, March 15, 2012
http://www.thestar.com/news/canada/politics/article/1146305–super-visa-applications-for-visitors-to-canada-are-often-rejected

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Vancouver lagging in immigrant housing
By Derek Bedry
Vancouver24 News, March 15, 2012
http://vancouver.24hrs.ca/News/local/2012/03/14/19504026.html

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Ottawa intends to revamp Immigrant Investor Program
Limits for net worth and the investment required are both too low, Kenney says
By Tobi Cohen
Postmedia News, March 16, 2012
http://www.vancouversun.com/business/Ottawa+intends+revamp+Immigrant+Investor+Program/6311756/story.html

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Dispute over Gatineau’s immigration guide headed for mediation
By Mark Brownlee
The Ottawa Citizen, March 16, 2012
http://www.ottawacitizen.com/life/Dispute+over+Gatineau+immigration+guide+headed+mediation/6314050/story.html

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Orléans man, partner charged in $4M fraud
Charitable immigration services company used for ‘sophisticated’ schemes, RCMP say
By Robert Sibley
The Ottawa Citizen, March 16, 2012
http://www.ottawacitizen.com/news/Orl%C3%A9ans+partner+charged+fraud/6310429/story.html

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Canadian citizenship rejections have more than doubled since 2006
By Nicholas Keung
The Toronto Star, March 16, 2012
http://www.thestar.com/news/canada/politics/article/1147060–canadian-citizenship-rejections-have-more-than-doubled-since-2006?bn=1

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WEEK OF March 2 to 9, 2012

Ontario goes it alone on immigration, says Ottawa’s policy hurts province
By Joe Friesen
The Globe and Mail, March 2, 2012
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/politics/ontario-creates-goes-it-alone-on-immigration-says-ottawas-policy-hurts-province/article2357522/

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Immigrant rule targets marriages of convenience
Newcomers must wait to sponsor another partner
By Tobi Cohen
The Winnipeg Free Press, March 3, 2012
http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/canada/immigrant-rule-targets-marriages-of-convenience-141282713.html

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Tory crackdown on ‘birth tourists’ will eliminate Canadian passport babies
By Joseph Bean
The National Post, March 6, 2012
http://news.nationalpost.com/2012/03/05/passport-babies-canada/

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Canada sees its highest sustained level of immigration
Expat Forum, March 6, 2012
http://www.expatforum.com/canada/canada-sees-its-highest-sustained-level-of-immigration.html

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Immigration backlog could be erased, Kenney suggests
All options being considered to clear 7-year application backlog
By Laura Payton
CBC News, March 7, 2012
http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/story/2012/03/07/pol-immigration-backlog-kenney.html

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Immigrant employment: Multi-national employees help Toronto-area companies thrive around the globe
By Jessica Hume
The Toronto Star, March 7, 2012
http://www.thestar.com/specialsections/immigrationemployment/article/1141974–immigrant-employment-multi-national-employees-help-toronto-area-companies-thrive-around-the-globe

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Immigrants will fuel growth until 2015
By Ray Turchansky and Melanie Collison
The Edmonton Journal, March 7, 2012
http://www.edmontonjournal.com/life/Immigrants+will+fuel+growth+until+2015/6263012/story.html

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Police learn Spanish to better talk to migrant workers
10 members of the OPP can now better communicate with the region’s migrant workforce
CBC News, March 7, 2012
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/windsor/story/2012/03/07/wdr-spanish-opp-leamington.html

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New Canadian immigrants are bearing the brunt of the recession
By Paul Dalby
The Toronto Star, March 7, 2012
http://www.thestar.com/specialsections/immigrationemployment/article/1142589–new-canadian-immigrants-are-bearing-the-brunt-of-the-recession

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Alleged Tamil migrant mastermind charged
Man allegedly arranged transport of hundreds of Tamil migrants to B.C. in 2010
The Canadian Press, March 7, 2012
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/story/2012/03/07/bc-tamil-migrant-ship-charges.html

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Minister: All options on table when it comes to immigration
By Stephanie Levitz
The Canadian Press, March 8, 2012
http://thechronicleherald.ca/canada/71210-minister-all-options-table-when-it-comes-immigration

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Ottawa targets ‘high-value’ entrepreneurs with new immigration program
By Wallace Immen
The Globe and Mail, March 9, 2012
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/politics/ottawa-targets-high-value-entrepreneurs-with-new-immigration-program/article2363479/

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Provincial immigrant nominee programs
By Wallace Immen
The Globe and Mail, March 9, 2012
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/report-on-business/small-business/digital/innovation/provincial-immigrant-nominee-programs/article2364200/

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Port Perry man acquitted of murder in immigration scam shooting
By Jeff Mitchell
The Toronto Star, March 9, 2012
http://www.thestar.com/news/crime/article/1143710–port-perry-man-acquitted-of-murder-in-immigration-scam-shooting?bn=1

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Week of Feb 24 to March 2, 2012

Mom without medicare gives birth in hotel
Immigration backlog left pregnant wife of Canadian without status
By Kathy Tomlinson
CBC News, February 27, 2012
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/story/2012/02/24/bc-motelbaby.html

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Canada to crack down on ‘birth tourism’
Consultants coach pregnant women in China
By Natalie Stechyson
The Vancouver Sun, February 27, 2012
http://www.vancouversun.com/opinion/Canada+crack+down+birth+tourism/6214958/story.html

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Migrant workers need better integration in Canada, study urges
By Joe Friesen
The Globe and Mail, February 28, 2012
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/politics/migrant-workers-need-better-integration-in-canada-study-urges/article2351982/?utm_medium=Feeds%3A%20RSS%2FAtom&utm_source=Politics&utm_content=2351982

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Western Canadian employers court the Irish
By Sean Silcoff
The Globe and Mail, February 28, 2012
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/report-on-business/western-canadian-employers-court-the-irish/article2351900/?utm_medium=Feeds%3A%20RSS%2FAtom&utm_source=Home&utm_content=2351900

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Ottawa axes network of immigration research centres
By Nicholas Keung
The Toronto Star, February 28, 2012
http://www.thestar.com/news/canada/article/1138186–ottawa-axes-network-of-immigration-research-centres?bn=1

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Refugee bill widens safe-country net
New criteria could mean rejected asylum claims from Mexico, Tunisia, India, and Hungary are denied appeals.
By Kristen Shane
Embassy, February 29, 2012
http://www.embassymag.ca/page/view/refugee-02-29-2012

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Immigration research project eyes new home
Network in talks with university after funding cuts
By Louisa Taylor
The Ottawa Citizen, March 1, 2012
http://www.ottawacitizen.com/technology/Immigration+research+project+eyes+home/6232122/story.html

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Immigration swells numbers
School enrolments
By Nick Martin
The Winnipeg Press, March 1, 2012
http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/local/immigration-swells-numbers-141003943.html

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Immigration overhaul would let employers choose prospects
By Joe Friesen
The Globe and Mail (Toronto), March 1, 2012
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/politics/immigration-overhaul-would-give-employers-bigger-role-in-choosing-applicants/article2354767/

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Immigration minister raises U.S., European immigration problems to push for change here
By Peter O’Neil
The Vancouver Sun, March 1, 2012
http://www.vancouversun.com/news/Immigration+minister+raises+European+immigration+problems+push+change+here/6236376/story.html

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OPP learning Spanish to connect with migrant workers
By Richard J. Brennan
The Toronto Star, March 1, 2012
http://www.thestar.com/news/canada/article/1139603–opp-learning-spanish-to-connect-with-migrant-workers

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Immigrant investors to Canada face backlog
By Matthew McCelearn
Canadian Business, March 2, 2012
http://www.canadianbusiness.com/article/73239–immigrant-investors-to-canada-face-backlog

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Japanese woman afraid of nuclear radiation after earthquake denied asylum by Canada
By Stewart Bell
The National Post, March 2, 2012
http://news.nationalpost.com/2012/03/02/nuclear-fear-not-enough-for-asylum/

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Liberals demand scripts of Tory robocalls on immigrant tax credit
The Canadian Press, March 2, 2012
http://www.globaltoronto.com/liberals+demand+scripts+of+tory+robocalls+on+immigrant+tax+credit/6442592997/story.html

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WEEK OF Feb. 17 To Feb. 24, 2012

Rules for migrant workers called discriminatory
Rights commission wants sweeping reforms
By Martian Scott
The Montreal Gazette, February 21, 2012
http://www.montrealgazette.com/life/Rules+migrant+workers+called+discriminatory/6182428/story.html

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Migrant worker’s widow makes the trek north for his body
By Colin Freeze
The Globe and Mail, February 21, 2012
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/migrant-workers-widow-makes-the-trek-north-for-his-body/article2345709/

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Changes would take away automatic citizenship
By Mark Dunn
The Toronto Sun, February 22, 2012
http://www.torontosun.com/2012/02/22/changes-would-take-away-automatic-citizenship

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N.S. offers to cut immigrant backlog
By David Jackson
The Chronicle Herald, February 23, 2012
http://thechronicleherald.ca/novascotia/66140-ns-offers-cut-immigrant-backlog

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No legal aid for man accused of war crimes
The Canadian Press, February 24, 2012
http://www.metronews.ca/vancouver/world/article/1108235–no-legal-aid-for-man-accused-of-war-crimes

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Week Of Feb 10 to Feb 17, 2012

Immigration asks to hear from man who aided Gaddafi
By Stewart Bell
The National Post, February 13, 2012
http://news.nationalpost.com/2012/02/13/gary-peters-saadi-gaddafi/

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Immigrant marriage fraudster finally deported
By Robert Sibley
Postmedia News, February 13, 2012
http://www.theprovince.com/life/Immigrant+marriage+fraudster+finally+deported/6147628/story.html

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Immigrant babies often wrongly deemed underweight
New birth weight curves could help prevent unnecessary tests and stress
CBC News, February 15, 2012
http://www.cbc.ca/news/health/story/2012/02/14/birth-weight-curves-ethnic.html

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Immigration consultants meet in Malton
By John Stewart
The Mississauga, February 15, 2012
http://www.mississauga.com/news/article/1297625–immigration-consultants-meet-in-malton

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Refugee reforms include fingerprints, no appeals for some
NDP says bill to roll back earlier concessions rejects good legislation
By Louise Elliott
CBC News, February 15, 2012
http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/story/2012/02/15/pol-bogus-refugees.html

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Memorial held for 9 migrant workers killed in crash
CTV, February 16, 2012
http://edmonton.ctv.ca/servlet/an/local/CTVNews/20120215/mirgant-workers-memorial-120215/20120215/?hub=EdmontonHome

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Refugee system faces ‘unprecedented dismantling’
CTV, February 17, 2012
http://m.ctv.ca/topstories/20120217/expert-responds-to-refugee-changes-120217.html

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Week of Feb. 3 to Feb. 10, 2012

Destination Manitoba: Province a model of immigration reform
By Joe Friesen
The Globe and Mail (Toronto), February 6, 2012
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/destination-manitoba-province-a-model-of-immigration-reform/article2327441/

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Fake citizenship ceremony may have violated Privacy Act
By Jennifer Ditchburn
The Globe and Mail, February 6, 2012
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/politics/fake-citizenship-ceremony-may-have-violated-privacy-act/article2328290/

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Afghan interpreters to get second chance to come to Canada
By Bruce Campion-Smith
The Toronto Star, February 7, 2012
http://www.thestar.com/news/article/1127238–afghan-interpreters-to-get-second-chance-to-come-to-canada?bn=1

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Immigrant drop imperils Ontario economy
By Joe Friesen
The Globe and Mail, February 7, 2012
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/politics/immigrant-drop-imperils-ontario-economy/article2328862/?utm_medium=Feeds%3A%20RSS%2FAtom&utm_source=Home&utm_content=2328862

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Canadian province looks to Ireland to fill almost 300 jobs
Government backs trip to recruitment fairs in Dublin and Cork
By Patrick Counihan
IrishCentral, February 7, 2012
http://www.irishcentral.com/news/Canadian-province-looks-to-Ireland-to-fill-almost-300-jobs-138841084.html

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Cut the overlap in immigration system, report warns
By Tu Thanh Ha
The Globe and Mail (Toronto), February 7, 2012
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/politics/cut-the-overlap-in-immigration-system-report-warns/article2329323/?from=sec431

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Peru’s Consul-General confirms identity of one Ontario crash victim
By Andrew Morrow and Steven Chase
The Globe and Mail, February 7, 2012
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/some-migrants-killed-in-ontario-crash-were-in-canada-only-a-week/article2329238/

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Foreign workers fill agricultural labour shortage
By Nicholas Keung
The Toronto Star, February 8, 2012
http://www.thestar.com/news/investigations/immigration/article/1127746–foreign-workers-fill-agricultural-labour-shortage

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Census 2011: Canada’s population booms thanks to immigration
By Randy Boswell
Postmedia News, February 9, 2012
http://www.vancouversun.com/technology/Census+2011+Canada+population+booms+thanks+immigration/6119668/story.html

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Kenney rejects Alberta push for greater say in immigration
By Peter O’Neil and James Wood
Postmedia News, February 9, 2012
http://www.edmontonjournal.com/business/Kenney+rejects+Alberta+push+greater+immigration/6124534/story.html

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Migrant workers’ families seeking legal help after Ont. crash
By Randy Richmond
QMI Agency, February 9, 2012
http://www.torontosun.com/2012/02/09/migrant-workers-families-seeking-legal-help-after-ont-crash

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B.C. hopeful Ottawa will increase immigrant quota, despite saying no to Alberta
By Tara Carman and Peter O’Neil
The Vancouver Sun, February 9, 2012
http://www.vancouversun.com/business/hopeful+Ottawa+will+increase+immigrant+quota+despite+saying+Alberta/6129845/story.html

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Week of Jan. 27 to Feb. 3, 2012

Belhassen Trabelsi, so-called ‘Godfather’ of Tunisia, may still be in Canada
By Catherine Solyom
The Gazette, January 27, 2012
http://www.canada.com/news/Belhassen+Trabelsi+called+Godfather+Tunisia+still+Canada/6058646/story.html

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Immigration changes to lure trades workers: MP
By Robert Hiltz
Postmedia News, January 30, 2012
http://www.canada.com/Immigration+changes+lure+trades+workers/6071602/story.html

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Afghan Immigrants in Canada Found Guilty of Honor Killing
By Alistair MacDonald
The Wall Street Journal, January 30, 2012
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052970203920204577191321206664022.html

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Calgary pair charged with faking identities to stay in Canada
Postmedia News, January 30, 2012
http://www.canada.com/Calgary+pair+charged+with+faking+identities+stay+Canada/6073364/story.html

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$30M suit against stripper, feds could be dismissed
By Tom Godfrey
The Toronto Sun (Canada), January 30, 2012
http://www.torontosun.com/2012/01/30/30m-suit-against-stripper-feds-could-be-dismissed

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N.S. to make the case for more immigrant workers
Under federal immigration program, province up for 500 nominees a year
By Alex Boutilier
Metro (Canada), January 31, 2012
http://www.metronews.ca/halifax/local/article/1084748–n-s-to-make-the-case-for-more-immigrant-workers

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Three Canadians sentenced for ‘honour killing’
Reuters, January 31, 2012
http://www.emirates247.com/news/world/three-canadians-sentenced-for-honour-killing-2012-01-31-1.440471

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$300 payment smoothed the way for permanent residency, court told
Immigration manager faces multiple allegations of fraud against government
By Matthew Pearson
The Ottawa Citizen, January 31, 2012
http://www.ottawacitizen.com/news/payment+smoothed+permanent+residency+court+told/6075763/story.html

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Two charged with using false identities to illegally remain in Canada
The Calgary Herald, January 31, 2012
http://www.calgaryherald.com/news/charged+with+using+false+identities+illegally+remain+Canada/6076315/story.html

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Canada looks for ways to prevent honour killings in wake of Shafia trial
By Colin Freeze
The Globe and Mail (Toronto), January 31, 2012
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/canada-looks-for-ways-to-prevent-honour-killings-in-wake-of-shafia-trial/article2322016/

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Thought refugee reforms were settled? Think again
By Kristen Shane
The Embassy Mag, February 1, 2012
http://www.embassymag.ca/page/view/refugee-02-01-2012

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Immigrant guide warning over ‘smelly foods’ pulled from shelves
By Adirana Barton
The Globe and Mail (Toronto), February 1, 2012
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/life/the-hot-button/immigrant-guide-warning-over-smelly-foods-pulled-from-shelves/article2323368/?utm_medium=Feeds%3A%20RSS%2FAtom&utm_source=Home&utm_content=2323368

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Immigration ‘fixer’ asked family for cash
Official helped get work permits in exchange for $4,500, trial hears
By Matthew Pearson
The Ottawa Citizen, February 2, 2012
http://www.ottawacitizen.com/news/Immigration+fixer+asked+family+cash/6088047/story.html

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Bureaucrats pose as ‘new Canadians’ on TV citizenship ceremony
The Associated Press, February 2, 2012
http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/americas/bureaucrats-pose-as-new-canadians-on-tv-citizenship-ceremony/2012/02/02/gIQAHGnMkQ_story.html

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Tamil migrant ship finally sold for rock bottom price of $35,000
By Cheryl Chan
The Province, February 2, 2012
http://www.theprovince.com/news/Tamil+migrant+ship+finally+sold+rock+bottom+price/6092080/story.html

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Shafias to serve their sentences in Canada
By Paul Scliesmann
QMI Agency, February 2, 2012
http://www.torontosun.com/2012/02/02/shafias-to-serve-their-sentences-in-canada

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Immigration detention officer found not guilty of sexually assaulting a refugee
By Nicholas Keung
The Toronto Star, February 3, 2012
http://www.thestar.com/article/1125518–immigration-detention-officer-found-not-guilty-of-sexually-assaulting-a-refugee

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Week Of Jan. 20 to Jan. 27, 2012

Sex-selective abortions moving to West with immigration, author says
By Sarah Delaney
Catholic News Service, January 24, 2012
http://www.catholicnews.com/data/stories/cns/1200302.htm

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Expand burka ban, says Muslim group
By Chris Doucette
The Toronto Sun, January 22, 2012
http://www.torontosun.com/2012/01/22/expand-burka-ban-muslim-canadian-congress

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Immigration Canada pleads not guilty in bribery scheme
By Andrew Seymour
The Ottawa Citizen, January 23, 2012
http://www.ottawacitizen.com/news/Immigration+Canada+pleads+guilty+bribery+scheme/6037618/story.html

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Trail of ‘immigration fixer’ led to accused, court told
Government worker pleaded not guilty
By Andrew Seymour
The Ottawa Citizen January 25, 2012
http://www.ottawacitizen.com/Trail+immigration+fixer+accused+court+told/6046902/story.html

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Retail landscape evolves with Chinese immigration
Lunar New Year is a lucrative time of year for Chinatown and Asian-themed shopping centres
By Brian Morton
The Vancouver Sun, January 25, 2012
http://www.vancouversun.com/business/Retail+landscape+evolves+with+Chinese+immigration/6047864/story.html

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Dad had no time, motive, says lawyer
Postmedia News, January 25, 2012
http://www.montrealgazette.com/news/canada/time+motive+says+lawyer/6048187/story.html

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Ottawa moves to tighten provincial immigration program
By Anna Mehler Paperny
The Globe and Mail (Toronto), January 26, 2012
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/politics/ottawa-moves-to-tighten-provincial-immigration-program/article2315261/

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Immigration minister says immigrant language proficiency must be a requirement
By Clara Ho
Postmedia News, January 26, 2012
http://www.montrealgazette.com/news/Immigration+minister+says+immigrant+language+proficiency+must/6058296/story.html

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Rebuffed Afghan combat interpreter wrongly accused of taking story to the media
By Paul Watson
The Toronto Star, January 27, 2012
http://www.thestar.com/news/article/1122611

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P.E.I. lags in immigrant retention
CBC News, January 27, 2012
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/prince-edward-island/story/2012/01/27/pei-immigrant-retention-pnp-584.html

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WEEK OF JAN. 13 TO 20, 2012

Rwandan accused in genocide ordered held pending deportation ruling
Postmedia News, January 16, 2012
http://www.montrealgazette.com/news/canada/Rwandan+accused+genocide+ordered+held+pending+deportation+ruling/6004022/story.html

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Roma refugees seek class-action certification
By Nicholas Keung
The Toronto Star, January 16, 2012
http://www.thestar.com/news/article/1116638

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Ecstasy smuggler facing deportation from Windsor
By Craig Pearson
Postmedia News, January 16, 2012
http://www.canada.com/news/Ecstasy+smuggler+facing+deportation+from+Windsor/6001384/story.html

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Gatineau immigrant guide draws human rights complaint
City officials circulated personal information about complainant
CBC News, January 18, 2012
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/ottawa/story/2012/01/18/gatineau-immigrant-guide-human-rights-complaint.html

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Illegal entry nets 30 days
CBC News, January 18, 2012
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/new-brunswick/story/2012/01/18/nb-illegal-entry-woodstock.html

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More charges laid in immigration fraud
1st charges were laid in March 2011
CBC News, January 19, 2012
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/nova-scotia/story/2012/01/19/ns-citizenship-immigration-more-charges.html

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Iranian-Canadians caught in the crossfire
By Allan Woods
The Toronto Star, January 20, 2012
http://www.thestar.com/news/article/1118519–iranian-canadians-caught-in-the-crossfire?bn=1

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Federal Court has jurisdiction over Mugesera’s plight: federal lawyer
By Sue Montgomery
Postmedia News, January 20, 2012
http://www.canada.com/news/Federal+Court+jurisdiction+over+Mugesera+plight+federal+lawyer/6027685/story.html

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Week of Jan. 6 to Jan. 13, 2012

‘Wanted’ list may put deportees at risk: documents
The Canadian Press, January 9, 2012
http://www.ctv.ca/CTVNews/Canada/20120109/alleged-war-criminals-wanted-list-120109/

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Immigration officials admit failure to stop residency fraud
By Daniel Proussalidis
The Toronto Sun, January 9, 2012
http://www.torontosun.com/2012/01/09/immigration-officials-admit-failure-to-stop-residency-fraud

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Immigration fraudsters exploiting new rules

Federal anti-fraud unit finds 22 per cent of Chinese applicants misrepresented credentials
By Peter O’Neil
The Vancouver Sun, January 10, 2012
http://www.vancouversun.com/business/Immigration+fraudsters+exploiting+rules/5971553/story.html

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Federal government adds more names to controversial most-wanted immigration list
The Canadian Press, January 11, 2012
http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/canada/breakingnews/federal-government-adds-more-names-to-controversial-most-wanted-immigration-list-137106058.html

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Man finally allowed into Canada to attend funeral of slain mother
By Kim Mackrael
The Globe and Mail, January 11, 2012
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/toronto/man-finally-allowed-into-canada-to-attend-funeral-of-slain-mother/article2298422/

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After losing deportation appeal, Rwandan war criminal in hospital
By Les Perreaux
The Globe and Mail, January 11, 2012
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/court-rejects-appeal-by-accused-rwandan-war-criminal-to-avoid-deportation/article2298767/?from=sec431

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Immigrants struggle to land quality jobs in Canadian cities
By Tamara Cunningham
The Daily News, January 11, 2012
http://www.canada.com/Immigrants+struggle+land+quality+jobs+Canadian+cities/5977029/story.html

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Tories tout progress with deportation most-wanted list
By Tamara Baluja
The Globe and Mail (Toronto), January 11, 2012
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/politics/tories-tout-progress-with-deportation-most-wanted-list/article2299339/?utm_medium=Feeds%3A%20RSS%2FAtom&utm_source=Politics&utm_content=2299339

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Mugesera ordered to turn himself in
By Les Perreaux
The Globe and Mail (Toronto), January 12, 2012
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/mugesera-ordered-to-turn-himself-in/article2298767/

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Immigration hearing for one of Canada’s most wanted
By Tom Godfrey
The Toronto Sun, January 13, 2012
http://www.torontosun.com/2012/01/12/immigration-hearing-for-one-of-canadas-most-wanted

 

WEEK of Dec 30, 2011 to Jan 6, 2012

Energy sector brings wealth, immigrants to Alberta
By Jeremy van Loon
Bloomberg News, January 1, 2012
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2011/12/31/BUE01MHK5N.DTL

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Popular sexual-health program geared to immigrant women in jeopardy
By Joe Friesen
The Globe and Mail, January 4, 2012
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/toronto/popular-sexual-health-program-geared-to-immigrant-women-in-jeopardy/article2290712/

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Refugee mother can stay in Canada, for now
By Nicholas Keung
The Toronto Star, January 4, 2012
http://www.thestar.com/news/investigations/immigration/article/1110486–refugee-mother-can-stay-in-canada-for-now

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Tough measures won’t stop refugees, Canada told
By Nicholas Keung
The Toronto Star, January 4, 2012
http://www.thestar.com/news/canada/politics/article/1110731–tough-measures-won-t-stop-refugees-canada-told?bn=1

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Mobster linked to Montreal Mafia deported to Italy
Postmedia News, January 4, 2012
http://www.canada.com/news/Mobster+linked+Montreal+Mafia+deported+Italy/5946693/story.html

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Son of alleged terrorist faces deportation
By Colin Freeze
The Globe and Mail, January 4, 2012
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/son-of-alleged-terrorist-faces-deportation/article2291991/

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Mother of alleged Iranian nuclear defector wins reprieve
Canada seeking to deport mother of woman claiming to be ex-employee of Iran’s nuclear program
CBC News, January 5, 2012
http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/story/2012/01/05/pol-iran-removal-federal-court.html

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B.C.’s treatment of asylum seekers unlawful: UN report
Holding refugees in maximum-security jail ‘inappropriate’
By Tara Carman
The Vancouver Sun, January 6, 2012
http://www.vancouversun.com/life/treatment+asylum+seekers+unlawful+report/5956203/story.html