Philippines-born artist wins prestigious Canadian award
November 25, 2012
Visual artist Lani Maestro.
Montreal artist Lani Maestro, born and raised in the Philippines, received the 2012 Hnatyshyn Foundation Visual Arts Award from the Hnatyshyn Foundation, Nov. 19, 2012. The prestigious award is a $25,000 prize for outstanding achievement by a Canadian artist. The awards ceremony, followed by a reception, took place at the Bourgie Hall at the Musee des beaux-arts in Montreal.
January 16, 2013
Minister Jason Kenney and Parliamentary Secretary Bob Dechert at a refugee camp in Turkey on Jan. 14, 2013.
Canada will resettle up to 5,000 refugees currently in Turkey by 2018, Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism Minister Jason Kenney announced during his current visit to Turkey.
Jan 26, 2013 – 10:29 AM
Harinder Takhar makes final pitch: ‘Ontario can do better for everyone’
(…) Liberal leadership candidate Harinder Takhar made his final pitch for the Premier’s job today with an acknowledgement he’s not a household name in Ontario.
“Who is this guy? What is he all about?” Takhar asked rhetorically as he took the stage at Maple Leaf Gardens for his speech to about 2,200 convention delegates in Toronto this weekend to choose a successor to Dalton McGuinty.
Jan 24, 2013 – 9:13 AM
A new report by Peel Public Health suggests the more ‘Canadian’ immigrants become the less healthy they are.
“The longer people stay in Canada the more unhealthy they become,” said Dr. Eileen de Villa, Associate Medical Officer of Health. “
Titled Destination Peel, the report tracks personal behaviours and “other determinates of health” such as socio-economic factors of recent Canadian immigrants in Peel.
The study reveals immigrants are generally healthier than the Canadian-born population when they first arrive.
Immigration Canada to lure foreign entrepreneurs with prize of permanent residency
Published on Thursday January 24, 2013
Nathan Denette/THE CANADIAN PRESS
Immigration Minister Jason Kenney hopes a new entrepreneur program will make “Canada the destination of choice for the world’s best and brightest to launch their companies.”
Ottawa hopes to lure innovative entrepreneurs from abroad to Canada by offering them permanent residency.
Immigration Minister Jason Kenney said Thursday the move will put Canada ahead of its competitors, such as Australia, the United Kingdom and United States, where entrepreneurs are offered only temporary residency, and their ultimate status hinges on business success.