Many protests took place before the Derek Chauvin trial. Picture here is a protestor holding an upside down sign that reads "I can't breathe."

Don’t Hold Your Breath: Thoughts on the Derek Chauvin Trial

The fact that Derek Chauvin, a white police officer, was found guilty of murdering George Floyd, an unarmed Black man, should be considered a victory, but there lies a long, difficult road ahead, writes Marcus Medford.

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Canadian experience

Agencies Ask Newcomers to Settle for Less

Many immigrants who come to Canada in the skilled workers class, find it difficult to get employment that matches their education and skill level. Seeking help from Canadian settlement agencies, many find that the agencies instead encourage them to settle for jobs they are overqualified for because of a lack of ‘Canadian experience.’

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Advocates Call Ottawa’s PR Program “A Smokescreen”

Ottawa is granting 90,000 applicants a pathway to permanent residency to reach its immigration target this year. But the program does nothing for the migrant workers feeding the country, says one migrant justice organization

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Photo of a student writing in a notebook in a park. In Quebec, students from developing countries face a lot of challenges.

Is Quebec Pushing Away Its International Students?

Is Quebec a less welcoming place for international students? In the second part of this two-part series, Christopher Chanco examines the situation for those caught between a pandemic and changes to provincial immigration policies.

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Photo of the Université de Montréal logo. Students from developing countries face a lot of challenges in Quebec.

In Quebec, Pandemic Hits Students From Developing Countries Harder Than Most

In Quebec, the pandemic has reinforced systemic inequities faced by international students from the developing world. In the first part of this two-part series, Christopher Chanco explores the experiences of one student from the Republic of the Congo.

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