Small businesses hail government’s $85-million pledge to clear visa backlogs

The Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB) says Ottawa needs to improve and streamline the temporary foreign worker immigration processes to bring more workers into Canada faster.

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Immigration system under the lens in precedent-setting racial profiling case

Police collected DNA from 96 farm workers as part of a criminal investigation in 2013. All their physical profiles were very different from the one provided by a witness to the police. Now, 54 of them are accusing the police of racial profiling.

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Migrant Workers Advocates Call for Government Action Against Human Trafficking

Lack of government inspection on recruiters’ operations, closed contracts to a specific employer, and insufficient information for temporary workers create the conditions for labour abuse and human trafficking in Canada.

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Challenging Views on Systemic Racism, Police Brutality in Canada

Race relations activists and observers say it is time to take off the masks that prevent people from acknowledging that systemic racism exists and police brutality happens.

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Newcomers Among Hardest Hit During Pandemic, Research Shows

While Canadians from across the country have felt the economic impact of COVID-19, a new study from the Association of Canadian Studies (ACS) explains how the pandemic has been especially painful to new Canadians. The…

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PULSE: The Philippines – What You Didn’t Read In The Mainstream

With Philippine President Benigno Aquino’s recent visit to Canada, the Philippines have been more widely reported on in mainstream media. Still, many of the diaspora’s stories and news go widely uncovered by major news networks.…

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Protests Follow Aquino Across Canada

From Ottawa to Toronto to Vancouver, protest actions met Philippine President Benigno S. Aquino III wherever he went on his three-day state visit to Canada. In Toronto, protesters gathered earlier than the scheduled opening of…

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