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French Muslims Celebrate New Year by Torching 1,193 Cars

January 1, 2013 By  Comments (42)

The good news is that the French insurance industry is getting a lot of repeat business. The bad news is that 1,193 cars were torched, three police officers and four gendarmes were injured. And 339 arrests were made. But it’s just another way that Islamic traditions are becoming part of France in a great multicultural mix of petrol, fire and ruin. (…)

Alberta: Immigrant stories

 

Alamgir and his wife Shikha first landed in Brampton, Ontario in 2005, where they stayed with Alamgir’s brother for nearly two years. They chose to move to Edmonton when Alamgir was offered a job in his field.

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Alex Quang allegedly defrauded dozens across the country

 

Alex Quang

Man allegedly defrauded dozens across the country
CBC News Posted: Dec 28, 2012 8:22 PM ET Last Updated: Dec 28, 2012 8:54 PM ET

People across the country allege they have been scammed by a man who took various amounts of money from them before disappearing.

People from Edmonton to Winnipeg say Alex Quang came into their lives, took money and left. Continue reading

Nova Scotia Home for Colored Children at centre of lawsuit with allegations of physical and sexual abuse

 

‘The Nova Scotia Home for Colored Children’ is at the centre of a lawsuit and a controversy with allegations of physical and sexual abuse stretching back decades. Three former residents tell their story to CBC’s The Current. (CBC)

 

Two girls work on crafts in the Nova Scotia Home for Colored Children, while a caretaker helps them. (Courtesy Nova Scotia Archives)

Abuse Allegations: The Nova Scotia Home for Colored Children
WARNING: Parts of the following discussion are graphic and disturbing
CBC News Posted: Nov 7, 2012 2:39 PM AT Last Updated: Nov 12, 2012 6:20 PM AT
‘The Nova Scotia Home for Colored Children’ is at the centre of a lawsuit and a controversy with allegations of physical and sexual abuse stretching back decades. Three former residents tell their story to CBC’s The Current. (CBC) Facebook

It is a shelter for young people with a name from the past that can still make you flinch: “The Nova Scotia Home for Colored Children” is at the centre of a lawsuit and a controversy with allegations of physical and sexual abuse stretching back decades. The Current hears from three former residents and from the Nova Scotia government minister responsible for the file. Continue reading

Mexican coming to Canada to work for Tim Hortons complains about walking to work in the snow and sharing three rooms with five other Mexicans

Who’s looking out for Tim Hortons’ temporary foreign workers?
By Fabiola Carletti and Janet Davison, CBC News Posted: Dec 12, 2012 4:56 AM ET Last Updated: Dec 13, 2012 8:33 AM ET Read 716
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Erik Flores came to Canada full of optimism that his new job at a Tim Hortons franchise near Regina would open doors to a “beautiful life.”

Instead, the 21-year-old from Mexico says he found himself walking to work in the snow and living in a basement with five other Mexican men. Continue reading

Sabreena Shabdeen improbable to be accepted into Sri Lanka due to her severe disability

 

Her parents, Kairun and Mohamed Shabdeen, believe Canada offers her a better chance of a decent life than Sri Lanka, the country to which they are about to be deported.

Autistic girl’s future up in the air as family set to be deported from U.S., refused entry to Canada 
GLORIA GALLOWAY 
OTTAWA — The Globe and Mail
Published Friday, Dec. 28 2012, 10:06 PM EST
Last updated Saturday, Dec. 29 2012, 8:08 AM EST

Sabreena Shabdeen’s family has an awful choice to make. If she is returned to Canada next week, it will be without the parents who have been her supporters, caregivers and advocates since she was born in Toronto 17 years ago.

Sabreena is severely autistic. She can barely speak and, according to medical reports, is prone to “aggressive, agitative and assaultive” behaviour. But she is a Canadian. And her parents, Kairun and Mohamed Shabdeen, believe Canada offers her a better chance of a decent life than Sri Lanka, the country to which they are about to be deported. Continue reading

88-year-old Helmut Oberlander stripped of citizenship over alleged connection to Nazi killing unit

 


Helmut Oberlander, right, has been at the centre of a legal wrangle for years over his alleged involvement in Nazi war crimes.

Ukrainian Canadian stripped of citizenship over connection to Nazi killing unit
Published on Thursday December 27, 2012

Mathew McCarthy/Waterloo Regional Record file photo
Helmut Oberlander, right, has been at the centre of a legal wrangle for years over his alleged involvement in Nazi war crimes.
Debra Black
Immigration Reporter

An 88-year-old Ukrainian Canadian has once more been stripped of his Canadian citizenship by the federal government and is facing possible deportation over his connection to a Nazi killing unit. Continue reading

Mexican family living in Montreal to be deported

Family living in Montreal fights deportation to Mexico
Mendez-Reyes family wants to defer immigration officials’ decision
CBC News Posted: Dec 27, 2012 4:29 PM ET Last Updated: Dec 27, 2012 8:51 PM ET

A family that has been living in Montreal for four years has learned it will be deported to Mexico on Jan. 19 despite efforts to stay.

Marisol Mendez said she’s terrified of returning to Mexico after settling in Montreal.

“We are a good family,” she said, sobbing. “We try to have a good family to give a good example.” Continue reading

Vancouver: Charged with human trafficking, Reza Moazami now facing additional charges

 

Reza Moazami accused of pimping girls as young as 14-years-old
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Human trafficking suspect faces additional charges
CBC News Posted: Dec 28, 2012 10:02 AM PT Last Updated: Dec 28, 2012 11:40 AM PT
A Vancouver man facing human trafficking charges is now facing additional charges after allegedly breaching his court-ordered conditions.

Reza Moazami, 28, was arrested last year and charged with a number of criminal offences, including trafficking, sexual exploitation and living off the avails of a juvenile.

Vancouver police say Moazami was arrested on Dec. 18 after he allegedly contacted one of his victims through other people.

He has been charged with breach of a court order and obstruction of justice.

A 22-year-old woman and a 30-year-old man were also arrested as a result of the investigation.

Toronto: Two black thugs break into seniors’ home

Credits: Kimberly Cossairt – Fotolia

Senior spends Christmas in hospital after home invasion

6:57 pm, December 25th, 2012

IAN ROBERTSON | QMI AGENCY

TORONTO — Relatives of a senior marking his 78th birthday in hospital Monday fear brutal home invaders targeted him and his wife for Christmas cash intended for their grandchildren.

The couple was sleeping early Saturday when two men burst into their home around 4:30 a.m., daughter-in-law Nadia Iantorno told QMI Agency, asking that the seniors’ names not be published. The intruders demanded cash and jewelry, then forced the couple onto a floor and tied them with clothing, police said.

Before fleeing, one thug pounded the man’s face with his fists, Det.-Const. Steve Blenkhorn said. Continue reading