Clothes and the politician

Clothes and the politician

A “needless concession” a few years ago is today a political necessity, only the victims have changed.

Foreign worker deportations are perverse aberration

Instead of punishing the companies involved, the federal government decided to deal with the problems by acting against defenceless workers.

Celebration too late for vindicated refugees

By the time lawyer admitted misconduct, all but one of the families had their asylum claims denied and had been deported.

Where do we go from here?

The record shows an increasing percentage of valid refugees from so-called safe countries.

Four-year limit could lead some migrant workers to go underground

Thousands could be forced to leave starting April 1.

‘Safe countries’ among top 10 refugee-claim sources in 2014

Hungarian, Slovak ambassadors say claimants from their countries are taking advantage of Canada’s asylum system. Close to half of finalized claims accepted.

More ‘inquisition’ than committee hearing

Tory senator berates Canadian Muslims for being ‘thin-skinned’ in reacting to increasing hostility towards them.

Provinces not jumping to cut refugee social assistance access

Feds pushed a law to let provinces and territories decide on minimum residency requirements, but no provincial leader directly says they will.

Visas on St. Lucia stay despite changed passport system

Canada cites other concerns about high immigration violation rates, asylum claims from Caribbean island state.

CIC turns to corporate Canada to help promote citizenship

Department partners with Canadian Tire, Maple Leaf Sports and the NHL to enhance citizenship ceremonies and boost marketing channels.

Opening doors: How Toronto supports needy newcomers

Nearly half of all Torontonians are immigrants. Many rely on grassroots settlement programs to help them get back on their feet after fleeing trauma. For those serving them, it’s not just a job, but a way of life and an experience they may have lived themselves.

Middling grades on ministerial report cards

Baird tops the pack, with Nicholson trailing.

Algerian visa centre shut temporarily over security breaches

Contractor didn't meet privacy, security standards before eight-day closure last year: CIC.

CBSA to end controversial return program for failed refugee claimants

Critics of the Assisted Voluntary Return and Reintegration program say it failed to protect returnees.

The strategy behind the Paris attacks

They are not the Crusades. Neither was 9/11. These are wicked and tragic events, but not a ‘war of civilizations.’

NGOs say they weren't consulted on latest Syrian refugee pledge

Advocates surprised by high number of privately sponsored refugees.

Asylum-seekers: The limits of tolerance in Europe

Even in fairly open countries like Sweden and Germany, anti-immigrant sentiment is being laid bare.

Docs detail federal spending on Express Entry consultants

Department-generated list suggests nearly $1.5 million spent, but spokesperson says it’s less.

2014 hits and misses

Our compilation of this year's foreign affairs ups and downs.

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