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Removal of nativity scene sparks outrage in Guelph

Stone Road Mall’s removal of nativity scene sparks outrage in Guelph

Stone Road Mall’s removal of nativity scene sparks outrage in Guelph

Rob O’Flanagan, Mercury staff
Tue Nov 27 2012 08:23:00

http://www.therecord.com

(…) A once prominently displayed nativity scene is now homeless after Guelph’s largest shopping centre decided there was no room at the mall.

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End of visa requirement for Mexicans would be a good thing for both North American countries, Prime Minister Stephen Harper affirmed

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.

Harper wants end of Mexican visa after Canada immigration law fix

Los Zetas is a criminal organization in Mexico dedicated mostly to international illegal drug trade and other organized crime activities.

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.

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Why language matters in Canada’s immigration process

Why language matters in Canada’s immigration process

published by asingh on Wed, 11/21/2012 – 14:49
www.asianpacificpost.com

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.

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Unable to find local workforce, Canadian mine needs 201 miners from China

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

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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.

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Orthodox Christians and Hindus least criminal in Canada, Muslims score in third place

Non-Christian prison chaplains chopped by Ottawa
CBC News Posted: Oct 4, 2012 6:21 PM PT Last Updated: Oct 4, 2012 7:25 PM PT

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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.

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