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Nilofar Shidmehr: A Writer Giving Voice to Iranian Female Experience

Nilofar Shidmehr’s collection of short stories, Divided Loyalties, provides a vivid look into the political and cultural events that have shaped Iranian society since the 1979 Revolution through the lens of an Iranian female immigrant in Canada.

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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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Plane Crash in Tehran Grips North Vancouver Community in Anger and Sadness

Six of the victims in the Ukrainian Airline’s flight 752 hailed from North Vancouver. Members of the tight-knit community rallied around one another to mourn the loss of their neighbours and express their anger.

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Civil Liberties Association urges Hussen to Help Iranians get Permanent Residency

The Canadian Civil Liberties Association is urging Immigration Minister Ahmed Hussen to help Iranians who have reported painfully long wait times to become permanent residents. “I am writing about public reports of systemic discrimination by…

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Scores of Iranians living in Canada Decry Lengthy Wait Times for Permanent Residency

Iranian nationals say they’re enduring painfully long wait times to become permanent residents and citizens in Canada and believe they are being treated unfairly. Iranians who have lived and studied in Canada for years have…

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