December 7, 2012. 9:48 am • Section: Pop Tart
BY INGRID BROWN Associate editor — special assignments firstname.lastname@example.org
Sunday, December 02, 2012
VANCOUVER, Canada — Tim Stephenson is a former Canadian government minister, a current city councillor of Vancouver, and an ordained pastor, while Reverend Gary Paterson holds one of the highest positions in the United Church of Canada as its elected leader/moderator.
But the extensive political and religious accomplishments of both men are not what these two Canadians are most known for. Continue reading
- Liz Monteiro, Record staff
- Fri Dec 21 2012 17:31:00
KITCHENER — Four little boys — two and three years old — are having a grand time in their new home.
Last week they arrive with their mothers at Reception House, a home for government-sponsored refugees. The Somali boys have been living in refugee camps, where they are used to running around. Continue reading
More from Special to National Post
Gangs target financially successful families in the country’s ongoing drug war
When gangs targeted their children, the Balcortas fled to Calgary. (Chris Bolin)
In Mexico, Daniel Balcorta had it good. Three cars, a house with a pool, lavish meals at Cancun’s top restaurants—such were the perks of a successful realtor selling beachfront on the Yucatan coastline. A former professional soccer player, Balcorta had paired minor celebrity with a strong grasp of Internet commerce, and developed a thriving business catering to well-heeled snowbirds from the U.S. and Canada. “I even had a private jet I’d rent to fly around my clients viewing properties,” says the 34-year-old ruefully. “We lived a very comfortable life.” Continue reading
22 December 2012
Canadian citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism Minister Jason Kenney has issued a statement from his ministerial department Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) wishing Canadian citizen Santa Claus good luck as he prepares to set off on an epic round-the-world voyage.
Mr Claus became a Canadian citizen on 20th December 2010 at a special ceremony presided over by Mr Kenney. This was good news for Mr Claus who was able to enter Canadian airspace that year without the need to obtain a visa for the first time. Continue reading
Canada’s immigrant investor program may be scrapped
22 December 2012
Canada’s Immigrant Investor Program (IIP) was suspended in July 2012. When it was established, it enabled wealthy people from around the world to gain Canadian permanent resident status if they had CAN$400,000 which they could lend to the Canadian government for five years, as well as showing assets, legally acquired, of at least CAN$800,000.