Randy Quaid’s request for Canadian permanent resident status denied


Randy Quaid

Canadian immigration officials deny Randy Quaid’s request for permanent resident status

Associated Press
Jan 27, 2013 – 11:26 AM EST
Last Updated: Jan 27, 2013 – 11:26 AM EST

TORONTO – Canadian immigration officials have denied U.S. actor Randy Quaid’s request for permanent resident status in Canada.

A Canadian government official confirmed late Saturday that Quaid`s request for permanent status has been denied.

The official spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to speak publicly.

Quaid can appeal the decision to the federal court.

Canada gives additional $25M for Syrian crisis bringing country’s total contribution to $48 million to date

Patricia Erb/Photo credit: Bruna Sofia Simoes/Save the Children

Canada gives $25M for Syrian crisis as refugees continue to flee
Humanitarian groups say devastation will require ongoing financial efforts
Mike Blanchfield, The Canadian Press
Published: Thursday, January 31, 2013

Almost every day for the last two months, the lanky, wide-eyed Syrian boy asks his teacher when his parents will come to join him in northern Lebanon.

The boy fled Syria’s civil war – now in its 22nd month – with his aunt. What he doesn’t know is that his parents are among the estimated 60,000 people that the United Nations estimates have been killed in the war.

“Nobody knows when the aunt will tell him,” recalled a weary Patricia Erb, over the telephone late Wednesday night from Beirut.