‘We are not subordinate to lawyers,’ say immigration consultants

The lawyers have a vested interest in suggesting a relationship in which consultants are subordinate to them, says the Canadian Association of Immigration Consultants (CAPIC).

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The self-regulation of immigration consultants has historically not worked, according to the Canadian Immigration Lawyers Association.

Integrity of Canada’s immigration system at stake, warn lawyers

“Self-regulation by immigration consultants has not worked and will fail to protect the vulnerable public” – Canadian Immigration Lawyers Association.

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There is a lot of talk about diversity in the media, but half of Canadian newsrooms are staffed entirely by white individuals, says a new damning study by the Canadian Association of Journalists (CAJ).

‘Historic’ report slams Canadian newsrooms for overwhelming whiteness

There is a lot of talk about diversity in the media, but half of Canadian newsrooms are staffed entirely by white individuals, says a new damning study by the Canadian Association of Journalists (CAJ).

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Photo Gallery: Toronto residents block CN Rail in support of Wet’suwet’en

About 100 demonstrators from various cultural and ethnic backgrounds blockaded a train on the CN railways in Toronto on Nov. 21 in solidarity with Wet’suwet’en land defenders in British Columbia.

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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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A screenshot of the document released by Citizenship and Immigration Canada

Punjab’s plans raise hue and cry from consultants

The Punjab government may be trying to monopolize the international student market by becoming the sole immigration consultancy agency in that Indian state, which would have far reaching consequences for Canada’s immigration consultants.

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Immigration takes a back seat at Three Amigos summit

Migration advocates and academics agree there is a crisis in the region that must be addressed, but the issue did not get the sort of attention it deserves as leaders from Canada, the U.S. and Mexico met in Washington, D.C. today.

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Torontonians rally against attacks on religious minority in Bangladesh

People across the GTA from various religious and political backgrounds have come together in demonstrations and vigils over the last month to collectively condemn recent violence against Hindu religious minorities in Bangladesh.

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Allegations of abuse threaten film festival’s future

Former members of the Vancouver Latin American Film Festival (VLAFF) allege harassment, sexism, and bullying by the festival’s director. An open dialogue session last month to invite the public to weigh in on the future of the organization has not helped resolve the impasse. NCM’s Andreina Romero reports.

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