The New Parliament resumes on Monday, Nov. 22. While there are a number of new faces representing various demographics and communities historically marginalized, some analysts believe the government needs to be more proactive about finding and supporting candidates well before elections and to collect race-based data.

New Parliament has some fresh, diverse faces, but is it enough?

The new Parliament that resumes Monday will be more diverse, but some analysts recommend that political parties begin candidate recruitment well before election calls in addition to collecting race-based data.

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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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Ontario Silent on Whether Provincial Immigration Ministry will Return

As the federal government increases immigration levels, questions hang in the air about whether it was wise for the new Ford government in Ontario to abandon the Ministry of Citizenship and Immigration in 2018. The organization had originally been responsible for the province’s policy on citizenship and immigration issues. 

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MPs slam Liberal Party Over Turning Refugees Away at Border

Statistics provided by the Canada Border Services Agency show that 4,400 refugee claimants have been rejected under the Safe Third Country Agreement since 2016. Two MPs have called out the Liberal Party on what is seen as a “hypocritical” asylum policy.

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