Friday Round-up: New (Same) Government, New COVID Passports, Same Ol’ Bernier

Canadians have voted. And after a $600-million election, we are right back to a minority Liberal government, virtually the same as the previous one. Meanwhile, COVID passports have kicked into effect, flights from India have resumed, and divisive People’s Party leader Maxime Bernier takes aim at journalists.

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Applying for Permanent Residence in Quebec: Lives On Hold

While other provinces and territories process permanent residence applications within six months, there are approximately 56,000 applicants for permanent residence in Quebec who have been waiting for years for their right to settle in the La Belle Province. Sixteen per cent of them are stuck overseas.

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Farhana Kerai et famille

Demander sa résidence permanence à l’extérieur du Canada : des rêves en pause

Dans le cadre de l’Initiative de journalisme local, New Canadian Media a décidé de se pencher sur les réalités des candidats à l’immigration permanente au Québec. Ils sont environ 56 000 à attendre depuis des années leur droit de s’installer dans la Belle Province, alors que les candidats hors Québec la reçoivent en six mois. Dans la deuxième partie de cette série, nous parlons à des candidats attendant depuis le territoire.

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Latinas Looking to Represent Diaspora on Parliament Hill

Two women born in Latin America are trying to battle the historical under-representation of women in politics in this upcoming federal election. NCM Reporter Isabel Inclan highlights some of the history that got them to where they are today and the plans they have for the country’s future.

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