As climate change refugees increase, Canada needs to implement new policy to help welcome more of them.

Canada needs to do more for climate change refugees

Calls mount for Canada to establish a special public policy category and new guidelines to help resettle climate migrants and refugees.

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Racial bullying in schools result of ‘whitewashed history’

Findings from a recent study indicate that despite being taught multicultural values and inclusion at school, racial and ethnic bullying in Canadian schools prevails. Experts say it has to do with the lack of education on Canada’s history with racism and white supremacy. NCM’s Baisakhi Roy reports.

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“Mexican Gothic” — a mix of the sensual and the repulsive

New York Times bestselling author, Silvia Moreno-Garcia’s fifth novel, “Mexican Gothic,” does a horrifyingly delicious job of intertwining sensuality with the macabre, using her scientific training to bring readers into the world of toxic, hallucinogenic fungi.

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Religious connections help new immigrants with social integration

A new Statistics Canada report shows that religion plays a big role in many new immigrants’ lives, compared to people born in Canada. Pastor David Drysdale says joining a new church helps new Canadians socially integrate.

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Multiculturalism in practice remains barrier to full youth integration

Canada may be a symbol of successful multiculturalism around the world, but in practice, racialized youth say the policy has not created the equal-chance opportunities for immigrants it purports to. NCM’s Daniela Cohen reports.

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Sick leave: What are we waiting for, advocates ask

The Liberal federal government promised to extend paid sick leave benefits to 10 days within the first 100 days of a new term in office.  Advocates are calling on the government to lead by example and act right away. NCM’s Alec Regino reports.

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Time to expand international student work permit program: experts

As a series of recent global surveys show Canada dominating the international student destination rankings, calls are mounting for the expansion of the country’s Post Graduate Work Permit program.

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Manju Varma

Fighting systemic racism using her “immigrant experience”

The new independent commissioner on systemic racism in New Brunswick, Manju Varma, is taking a very different approach to her mandate. For example, she wants to ensure that foreign credentials are privileged — not discounted — for immigrants arriving in her province.

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