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Asian-Canadian Frontline Workers Face Rampant Discrimination: Report

A Chinese Canadian group has just released a new report outlining the ways Asian frontline workers are discriminated against and the increased health risks they face as a result. It is allying with other diaspora groups to ensure that anti-Asian racism is front and centre in the current election campaign.

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Study Points to Gaps in Settlement Services for Newcomers

Despite receiving nearly a billion dollars in taxpayer funding, settlement services designed to help all newcomers remain a well-kept-secret, with the government appearing to favour quantity over quality, Reedah Hayder reports.

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Toronto’s ‘Undocumented Residents Day’ – Nice, But Not Enough: Critics

There may be up to half a million undocumented residents in Canada, according to some estimates, with the majority settling in Toronto. While critics welcome the City’s new initiative to raise awareness of this population group’s lives, hardships and contributions, they say politicians at all levels need to address root causes of poverty and homelessness in immigration debates.

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Anti-Racism Advocates Call on Party Leaders to Help Kill Bill 21

Anti-racism advocates are calling on key political leaders in Canada to publicly renounce Quebec’s Bill 21 “secularism” law during this election campaign. Last April, the Quebec Superior Court ruled that although the secularism law violated the basic rights of religious minorities in the province, those violations are permissible because of the Constitution’s notwithstanding clause.

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Efforts to Resettle Afghan Refugees in Canada Requires a Revamp

As Canada’s settlement sector begins coordinating comprehensive services for Afghan refugees, advocates urge the Canadian government to revise their resettlement programs to better meet the needs of Afghans left in precarious situations.

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Amidst Nationwide Nursing Shortage, Foreign-Trained Nurses Unable to Practice

“It’s not a matter of how good of a nurse you are. It’s a matter of if you can present the right paperwork.” Despite a shortage of nurses, many foreign-trained nurses watch from the sidelines, wanting but unable to pitch in.

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‘Human Rights Defender’ Definition Needs to be More Inclusive: Advocates

A new government program is extending permanent residence to human rights defenders, but while advocates welcome the move, they say more flexibility needs to be offered to best meet the needs of those most at risk.

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Photo of a police car in Toronto. Emergency services also include paramedics and the fire department.

When to Call 911: New Halton Service Helps Newcomers Navigate Crisis Situations

Local Journalism Initiative reporter Amrita Roy Chowdhury Majumdar explores a new approach in Halton to helping new Canadians overcome misconceptions about emergency services.

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