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Spotlight on Brampton: Health-Care System Neglected for Too Long

In this fourth and last part of his “Spotlight on Brampton series,” LJI reporter Mansoor Tanweer examines how the city’s insufficient health-care infrastructure and the car-centric urban design are making Brampton’s immigrant population even more vulnerable.

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Spotlight on Brampton: Transit System at Tipping Point

Brampton has been rising to the challenge of providing strong transit service to its exploding population, but demand may soon exceed supply. In part 3 of his “Spotlight on Brampton” series, LJI reporter Mansoor Tanweer examines public transport as immigration policy.

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Spotlight on Brampton: Housing Crunch Hits Immigrants the Most

In part 2 of his “Spotlight on Brampton” series, LJI reporter Mansoor Tanweer examines the city’s housing crisis brought on by lack of residential development adequate to house the rising population.

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Spotlight on Brampton: A Case Study of Invisible Immigration Policies

Brampton is one of the most diverse cities in Canada. In this introductory article to his four-part series “Spotlight on Brampton,” LJI reporter Mansoor Tanweer shows how, in a city where over half of the population is foreign-born, housing, transport and health-care policies become de facto immigration policy.

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A person holding a red maple leaf, a symbol of Canada and immigration aspirations through IRCC.

Express Entry Applicant in Limbo Disappointed by IRCC Response to Concerns

Desperate to see some progress in his immigration process, Eddie Song demanded to know why his Express Entry application was at a standstill for over a year. NCM approached the IRCC with his concerns, but the government’s response was less than reassuring.

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Photo of Mustafa and Zülfinaz Özata, Turkish immigrants to Germany.

What Can Post-COVID Canada Glean from Post-War Germany?

Canada plans to support its post-COVID-19 economic recovery through immigration. LJI reporter Mansoor Tanweer explores a similar effort in post-war Germany through the lens of a Turkish immigrant, Mustafa Özata.

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NDP MPP Says Outsourcing of Employment Services Could Hurt Immigrants

NDP MPP Lisa Gretzky says she is alarmed by the outsourcing of employment services in Ontario to foreign companies, especially in the Region of Peel, which has a significant immigrant population.

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How the Underground Railroad Succeeded Thanks to Lack of Immigration Law

The Underground Railroad is often in the spotlight during Black History Month, but there is one little-discussed aspect that allowed the railroad to function and enabled Thornton Blackburn, his wife Lucie, and many other Black slaves to seek refuge in Canada: the fact that the country did not have a formal immigration law until 1869.

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