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TD strikes deal with Canada immigration site as newcomers surge

Kevin Orland, Bloomberg News January 31, 2023

Gerry Butts, vice chair of Eurasia Group and former principal secretary to the prime minister of Canada, joins BNN Bloomberg to discuss the inclusion of Canada in Eurasia Group's Top Risks 2023 report. Butts speaks about the risks Canada faces from China and from growing divisiveness in the United States, and also mentions the advantages Canada has which other countries do not.

This school board just became the 1st in Canada to adopt a strategy to fight Islamophobia

CBC News · Posted: Jan 26, 2023

Six years ago, a school board west of Toronto was making headlines for all the wrong reasons.

Security had to be stepped up after racist outbursts at board meetings, a man was filmed tearing pages out of a Qur'an during discussions about religious accommodations, and Muslim students were told they would have to choose from sermons approved by the board for their Friday prayers.

Montreal health-care services work to improve asylum seekers' journey to parenthood after Roxham Road

CBC News · Posted: Jan 25, 2023

When she crossed the Canadian border via Roxham Road last year, Géraldine Bertrand felt a deep sense of relief.

"When I got there, I was at peace, I felt safe, it was the first time in my life that I had that feeling," she said. "It was the best day of my life. I slept like a child."

Students, workers from Iran plead to speed up spousal work permits

Dilshad Burmanabout City News January 27, 2023

Editor’s note: The names of the participants in this story have been changed for their safety and that of their families in Iran.

For newlywed international student Sarah, her education and part-time job have taken a back seat as she grapples with the anxiety of a seemingly endless wait to see her husband again.

Montreal community groups call for help with influx of asylum seekers

CBC News · Posted: Jan 25, 2023

Community groups from across Montreal say they are being stretched to the breaking point by the rise in asylum seekers and refugees settling in the city.

"What we see is, on the ground, claimants going in places they would never go to ask for things that, normally, they would have access to," said Eva Gracia-Turgeon.

Hamilton, Ont. chef facing deportation gets extension to stay in Canada, says attorney

Don Mitchell Global News January 27, 2023

A Hamilton-based chef who says he’s been repeatedly denied protected refugee status in Canada will not be deported this weekend as per an order from the federal government.

Attorney Joshua Makori told 900 CHML’s the Scott Radley show that his client John Mulwa has been allowed to stay in Canada for another 18 months on a temporary residence permit issued by Citizenship and Immigration Canada.