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Migrant Workers: Frontline for COVID-19 Risk, but Back of the Line for Vaccines

Even as Canada increases its vaccine supply, there is no plan to vaccinate undocumented essential workers. Two undocumented workers share their stories of working under precarious conditions as they struggle to keep safe on the job during the pandemic.

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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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UPDATED: Migrant Detainees Launch Hunger Strikes to Protest Government Inaction on COVID-19 

Migrants at Canada’s busiest detention centre are on a hunger strike to draw attention to crowded living conditions that could result in an outbreak. Insufficient information from Canada Border Services Agency about the coronavirus is also contributing to growing concerns among migrants.

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The Rising Tide of a Nationalist Ethos

There is an egregious crisis brewing at the United States-Mexico border, according to US officials. Thousands of migrants – mostly families and unaccompanied kids are seeking to gate crash. Customs and Border Protection Commissioner Kevin…

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WWII Japanese Displacement Parallels Migrant Crisis

Lynne Kutsukake’s The Translation of Love is as haunting as it is beautiful. Set in post-WWII Japan, the novel touches upon migration and identity issues as pertinent today as they were in 1946. It is…

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Liberals Seek to Reunite More Families

In this week’s round-up of what’s been making headlines in Canada’s media: the federal government has a new plan to welcome immigrants that aims to reunite more families; women from ethnic communities in Canada call…

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Refugees – Buzzword of the Year and Deservedly So

Every day, we see pictures and videos of families desperately crossing the sea to escape war and poverty back home. Hundreds of refugees are interviewed and photographed arriving on Western soil with nothing except what…

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