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P.E.I.: Students celebrate Francophone Immigration Week

Students celebrate Francophone Immigration Week

Samuel Nionzima (second from right), at École Évangéline.Submitted photoSamuel Nionzima (second from right), at École Évangéline.

Published on November 6, 2012 
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SUMMERSIDE – Samuel Niyonzima knows what it’s like for newcomers trying to fit in to a new Island community.

The 19-year-old first immigrated to P.E.I. from Burundi, Africa, 10 years ago. Samuel began the process of learning French at his new school, Ecole Evangeline in Abram-Village.
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Spencer Fernando: “This is why I oppose the creation of a Racialized Representative.”

We are more than the colour of our skin

Posted November 5th, 2012 by Spencer Fernando
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ra·cial·ize

verb (used with object), ra·cial·ized, ra·cial·iz·ing.

1: To impose a racial interpretation on; place in a racial context.
2: To perceive, view, or experience in a racial context.
3: To categorize or differentiate on the basis of race.

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Strangers in New Homelands conference brings immigrant issues to light

Strangers in New Homelands conference brings immigrant issues to light
Posted November 5th, 2012 by Quinn Richert 
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University of Manitoba faculties of sociology and social work hosted their fifth annual Strangers in New Homelands: Deconstructing and Reconstructing “Home” Among Immigrants and Refugees in the Diaspora conference last Thursday and Friday. The conference brought together social workers, government officials, academics, and students to discuss issues critical to the experience of newly settled immigrants, especially in Canada and the United States.

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Federal government to accept 25,000 parents and grandparents under family reunification plan

News conference. During a press congerence yesterday at the Delta Meadowvale Hotel & Conference Centre, Immigration Minister Jason Kenney announces that the federal government will accept 25,000 parents and grandparents under its family reunification plan. Supplied photo

John Stewart
Nov 06, 2012 – 8:58 AM

Immigration family plan is working: Kenney

News conference. During a press congerence yesterday at the Delta Meadowvale Hotel & Conference Centre, Immigration Minister Jason Kenney announces that the federal government will accept 25,000 parents and grandparents under its family reunification plan.

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The federal government’s scheme to reunify families faster is working, Immigration Minister Jason Kenney said yesterday in Mississauga.
“We listened to Canadians who told us the old program with eight-year wait times just didn’t work,” Kenney told a press conference at the Delta Meadowvale Hotel & Conference Centre.

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Wanted for murder in the U.S., man gets permanent residency in Canada

 

Kai-Guo Huang is wanted in the U.S. in connection with a grisly murder and decapitation 14 years ago.

Wanted for murder in the U.S., man gets permanent residency in Canada

Hoi Yang, 27, was murdered, in Pemberton Township on July 27, 1998.

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Kai-Guo Huang, 35, was arrested in Toronto recently for driving under the influence of intoxicants. Huang had a murder warrant in effect for the 1998 slaying of a man in Philadelphia.
Andrew Livingstone
Toronto Star Staff Reporter


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