Approved refugee health claims plummeted in wake of program cuts

Approved refugee health claims plummeted in wake of program cuts

Departmental report shows 45 per cent drop in approved claims, just as feds forced to reinstate coverage.

Protected faster, or fewer protected? The peril of ‘safe’ countries

Why we don’t need a list of safe countries to make Canada’s refugee system work quickly and fairly.

Book review: A relentlessly upbeat take on citizenship

A review of an ex-governor general’s new book in favour of open, inclusive citizenship.

Guinea urges Canada to review Ebola visa policy

Canadian visa application centre in Guinea's capital shut down until further notice.

West Africa needs science, not politics

The government is following a 16th-century approach to infectious disease.

Drowning migrants is good politics

An estimated 3,000 have drowned this year trying to cross the Mediterranean into the EU. Some say search-and-rescue missions have encouraged people to make dangerous crossings in the expectation of rescue. Others say that’s nonsense.

Will temporary foreign worker changes help?

Budget bill includes tweaks affecting provinces. To improve the troubled program, more provincial-federal co-operation is needed.

House antics hold up committees

Parties butt heads, stall foreign affairs and citizenship and immigration committee work.

Merkel’s counter-strike against Cameron

It may well bring the British PM down.

Confusion reigned at CIC after Kenney kept on multiculturalism

It took nearly two months to finalize who would do what among Jason Kenney, Chris Alexander, Tim Uppal after cabinet shuffle, docs show.

Feds appeal ruling striking down refugee health cuts

Refugee lawyers, doctors say they'll urge the court to deal quickly with the appeal, in hopes that cuts will soon be reversed.

Policy changes jeopardize private refugee sponsorship

Ninety-two per cent of surveyed churches and church-connected groups expressed concern about the lack of consultation with Sponsorship Agreement Holders.

Make women’s security a higher priority

Refugee award highlights the courage and tragedy of Colombian women.

Ten committees to watch this fall

Protection of women in Canada’s immigration system, security in Asia-Pacific, international financial system integrity top committee agendas.

Migration is the real story

Central America's children at America's doorstep; Israel's battles with Gaza; Russia's strong-arming of Ukraine—they're all connected by this little-understood phenomenon.

A moral choice looms for the Harper government

Thanks to its trade deal with Honduras, Canada inherits a refugee crisis of epic proportions.

Canada should do more to help Iraq

Support refugees, impose sanctions and flex diplomatic muscles on Iraq's neighbours.

Romania, Bulgaria urge visa-lifting ahead of CETA ratification

Continued visas would make for ‘unpleasant debate’ back home, says Bulgarian ambassador.

Canadians split on refugee health: Poll

Opinion divided over whether refugee claimants should get same health care as Canadians.

Citizenship fraud: Real or overstated?

Government must find the right balance between system integrity and accessibility.

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