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Immigration Canada cites lack of money in denying woman a visa

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Josh Pennell Published on April 03, 2014

Filipino was being brought over by Catholic group

A Filipino woman who was invited to do a cross-island tour by the Canadian Catholic Organization for Development and Peace was denied a two-week visa because of her lack of travel history and low salary.

Citizenship and Immigration Canada released its reasons for denying Glenda Alawiran-Plaza a visa to The Telegram after Alawiran-Plaza gave her consent for it to do so.

The Telegram reported last week about Canada’s denial of a visa to the Filipino woman.

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Citizenship reform hurts good immigrants, newcomers say

Citizenship reform hurts good immigrants, newcomers say

Ottawa’s proposed citizenship reform will punish good immigrants, many of them say, by putting more hurdles for them to become full-fledged members of society

By:  Immigration reporter, Published on Thu Feb 06 2014
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Ottawa’s proposed citizenship reform will punish good immigrants by putting more hurdles for them to become full-fledged members of society, many newcomers say.

They say restricting citizenship won’t strengthen the value of Canadian citizenship — an argument Immigration Minister Chris Alexander made Thursday — but discourage newcomers from full civic participation. Some even wonder if Canada is still a welcoming country to immigrants.

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Witness sought in Surrey crash that killed Amarpreet Sivia

Police want to speak to driver who passed by motorcycle moments before collision

CBC News Posted: Sep 19, 2013 6:26 AM PT Last Updated: Sep 19, 2013 6:35 PM PT

Surrey RCMP are looking for a driver who may have witnessed a fatal crash between a motorcycle and three teenage girls just before noon Wednesday on 128 Street near 68 Avenue.

Amarpreet Sivia, 16, was killed in the collision. The two other girls, whose names have not been released, were seriously injured, along with the rider on the motorcycle, when the bike struck the teens as they were crossing the street.

Investigators are specifically looking to speak with the driver of an unidentified vehicle that passed by the motorcyclist leading up to the collision, said Cpl. Bert Paquet.

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Nazir Karigar plotted to distribute at least $450,000 in bribes to Indian cabinet minister, Praful Patel and to decision makers at state-owned Air India

Nazir Karigar, an Indian-Canadian businessman, plotted to distribute at least $450,000 in bribes to decision makers at state-owned Air India as well as Praful Patel, an Indian cabinet minister who oversaw the airline at the time, in return for a contract to provide the airline with security technology, Justice Charles Hackland of the Ontario Superior Court of Justice ruled Thursday.

Canadian executive convicted in Indian bribery conspiracy
GREG McARTHUR
The Globe and Mail

Published Thursday, Aug. 15 2013, 8:14 PM EDT

Last updated Thursday, Aug. 15 2013, 8:53 PM EDT

A former Ottawa high-tech executive has been found guilty of conspiring to bribe several government officials in India, including a former aviation minister, in a foreign bribery case that is the first of its kind to be tried in Canada.

Nazir Karigar, an Indian-Canadian businessman, plotted to distribute at least $450,000 in bribes to decision makers at state-owned Air India as well as Praful Patel, an Indian cabinet minister who oversaw the airline at the time, in return for a contract to provide the airline with security technology, Justice Charles Hackland of the Ontario Superior Court of Justice ruled Thursday.

Judge Hackland’s decision, which makes it clear that there is no evidence that officials in India accepted any money, is the first time a Canadian judge has assessed evidence in a trial and ruled on the bribery law, known as the Corruption of Foreign Public Officials Act. Three companies have been convicted under the act, which came into force more than a decade ago, but they all pleaded guilty.

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Parents from India denied visa to visit grandson

Canadian air force mechanic’s parents denied visa from India to visit ailing grandson
Deepak Sharma has fought for Canada in Afghanistan and Libya, but the air force veteran just cannot beat Canadian immigration officials.

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Surrey: Man critically wounded in Surrey shooting is stepson of murdered gangster Sandip Duhre

One of two Surrey shooting victims related to murdered gangster Sandip Duhre

By Kim Bolan, Vancouver Sun August 3, 2013

Police investigate after a shootout between two vehicles in Surrey sent two men to hospital on August 2, 2013.
Photograph by: Submitted , Gangster Spotlight

METRO VANCOUVER — A young man critically wounded in a Surrey shooting Friday afternoon is the stepson of murdered gangster Sandip Duhre, The Vancouver Sun has learned.

The young Surrey man and his friend were wounded during a shoot-out between two vehicles in the 5800-block of 126th Street at around 2:45 p.m., Surrey RCMP Sgt. Drew Grainger said.

The Duhre relative was struck in the chest and had a punctured lung.

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