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“We Don’t Just Want You to Study Here, We Want You to Stay Here.”

Canada urges graduating foreign students to stay, as a new study shows COVID-19’s devastating effects on the international education market, migrant workers and recent immigrants.

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Border Services lists “X-Factors” Driving Irregular Migration

Current curbs on international travel, economic crises, the targeting of minority groups, organized crime and inhumane practices like female genital mutilation (FGM) in faraway places are among the factors that will continue to force migrants to put their lives at risk to reach Canadian shores.

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B.C. Human Rights Commissioner asks Canadians to Self-Check, “Am I Racist?”

Visible minorities make up 48.9 per cent of British Columbia’s population. The province has experienced a surge in racist incidents before and during the pandemic, prompting a campaign asking residents to reflect on themselves.

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How a Brampton Non-Profit Battles Rising Food Insecurity

The extended economic impacts of COVID-19 have highlighted the issue of food insecurity in Canada, especially among marginalized people. One Brampton man has created a program to help those affected by giving them access to fresh organic produce.

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United Nations Focuses Attention on Gender-Based Violence

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought with it a “shadow pandemic” of intensified domestic violence and violence against women. Activists from two Ontario non-profits talk about their observations and what needs to change to achieve a violence-free society.

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Canadian Commission on Democractic Expression Takes Aim at Cyberhate

The Canadian Commission on Democratic Expression is engaging Canadians across the country as it works on policy recommendations targeting hate speech on social media. The need has never been greater, various civil society organizations admit.

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