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. Continue reading
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. Continue reading
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. Continue reading