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November 2, 2017 6:53 am gmt |
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Canada will welcome nearly one million immigrants over the next three years, according to a plan offered by the Liberal government Wednesday (November 1), CBC, reported. Immigration Minister Ahmed Hussen, said that with the ratio of workers to retirees shrinking — immigration can help close tha...
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January 27, 2016 7:53 am gmt |
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The government of Canada discriminated against aboriginal children by underfunding welfare services on reserves, a human rights tribunal ruled on Tuesday (Jan 26), a decision that could affect how Ottawa funds education, healthcare and housing for indigenous Canadians. The ruling comes nearly nine ye...
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January 6, 2016 10:57 am gmt |
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The Liberal government will have to do substantial work on the international stage before it can follow through on Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s promise to legalize marijuana, new documents suggest. That work will have to include figuring out how Canada would comply with three international t...
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December 25, 2015 11:29 am gmt |
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As more Syrian refugees arrive in Canada through a mix of private and government sponsorship, the Ottawa Centre Refugee Action is recommending that the government direct more refugees to the thousands of private sponsors across the country who are waiting to provide support. The organization links to...
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December 13, 2015 11:20 am gmt |
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Canada’s languages czar is revisiting a Harper-era battle over the unilingual tweets of cabinet ministers to see whether things have changed under the new Liberal government. Earlier this year, official languages commissioner Graham Fraser locked horns with three federal departments whose minis...
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December 12, 2015 7:12 am gmt |
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After years of uncertainty, more than 160 Syrian refugees spent their first day in Canada as permanent residents on Friday (December 11). Many in the group have private sponsors and got a chance to meet them for the first time. The refugees landed in Toronto on Thursday (December 10), aboard a milita...
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December 9, 2015 7:12 am gmt |
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The Canadian goverment on Tuesday (December 8) prepares for the first planeloads of Syrian refugees to arrive in in the country from camps in Jordan and Turkey this week. Special welcome centers have been prepared in Toronto’s Pearson Airport and at Trudeau Airport in Quebec. The newly elected ...
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December 5, 2015 10:12 am gmt |
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The Liberal government has promised a new tone for Parliament in a throne speech that sets an “ambitious” agenda of tax cuts for the middle class, a more robust peacekeeping role and a new health-care deal with the provinces. Friday’s 15-minute address, titled “Making Real Cha...
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November 24, 2015 10:26 am gmt |
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Immigration Minister John McCallum will release details today of the Liberal government’s plan to resettle 25,000 refugees across the country. Some information has already been leaked, but there are still outstanding questions about how the plan will unfold. During the election campaign, the Li...
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November 21, 2015 9:30 am gmt |
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The country’s former top soldier will marshal troops of a different kind with his new appointment as Liberal government whip in the next session of parliament. Andrew Leslie, who was elected MP for the Ottawa-area riding of Orléans in the last election, has been tapped by Prime Minister Justin ...
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November 5, 2015 9:03 am gmt |
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Justin Trudeau on Wednesday was sworn in as Canada’s 23rd prime minister and named a 31-member cabinet at Rideau Hall in Ottawa. “I, Justin P. J. Trudeau, do solemnly and sincerely swear that I shall be a true and faithful servant to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth the Second, as a member of ...
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November 4, 2015 10:33 am gmt |
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Canada’s new Liberal government will be officially installed today with a ceremony steeped in tradition along with a few modern twists. The gates of Rideau Hall in Ottawa swing open at 9 a.m. to welcome members of the public, who are invited for the first time to take part in the day’s ev...