Rob O’Flanagan, Mercury staff
Tue Nov 27 2012 08:23:00
(…) A once prominently displayed nativity scene is now homeless after Guelph’s largest shopping centre decided there was no room at the mall.
By Mike Blanchfield, The Canadian Press November 29, 2012
The end of a much-maligned visa for Mexican travellers to Canada would be a good thing for both North American countries, Prime Minister Stephen Harper affirmed Wednesday.
Harper offered his government’s most conciliatory view to the visa that it imposed in 2009 to stop an influx of bogus refugee claimants. It came after his Parliament Hill meeting with Mexico’s president-elect Enrique Pena Nieto.
As of November 1, 2012, all applicants for Canadian citizenship are now required to provide proof of language ability in one of Canada’s two official languages.
Mine embroiled in worker controversy back in business
The Canadian Press Posted: Nov 26, 2012 8:16 PM PT Last Updated: Nov 26, 2012 8:14 PM PT
Controversy over Chinese miners in B.C. prompts review
The Dehua mine project was to shut down Sunday night, but apparently might not have to. (David Crigge/Associated Press)
A company embroiled in a controversial temporary foreign-worker program says it plans to be back in operations, just days after it said it was pulling the plug on a coal mining venture in northeastern B.C.
Canadian Dehua International Mines Group said on Saturday that it has decided to wind down work at its Wapiti River coal project, located southeast of Tumbler Ridge, B.C.
Reaction to non-Christian chaplains being cut from federal prisons
The federal government is cancelling the contracts of non-Christian chaplains at federal prisons, CBC News has learned.
Inmates of other faiths, such as Muslims, Sikhs, Buddhists and Jews, will be expected to turn to Christian prison chaplains for religious counsel and guidance, according to the office of Public Safety Minister Vic Toews, who is also responsible for Canada’s penitentiaries.