83-year-old victim was suffering from Alzheimer’s
CBC News Posted: Aug 07, 2014 5:57 AM ET Last Updated: Aug 07, 2014 5:36 PM ET
The driver of a vehicle involved in a fatal collision that killed a pedestrian on Highway 400 this morning has turned himself in to police and is now charged with failing to remain at the scene of an accident.
Police were looking for a grey 2010 Ford Escape after an 83-year-old woman was struck and killed near Highway 400 and King Road.
Chandrowci Basdeo — who was in the early stages of Alzheimer’s disease — wandered away from her home on Wednesday night at around 10 p.m., according to her family.
Shortly after 4 a.m. police found her body on the road, close to a service station, amid some broken parts of a vehicle.
Police said the driver did not remain at the scene, triggering a search for the vehicle. Continue reading
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Andrea Wong and her partner Michael Rapawy met with Bros Pich and his mother while in Cambodia.
Breaking down barriers through sponsorship
Support from Canada could help Cambodian boy become a doctor
By: Terri Favro Published on Thu Apr 24 2014
When Canadian toxicologist Andrea Wong spent a month in Asia, including Cambodia, she already had a connection to the country through 11-year-old Bros Pich, whose name means “diamond boy.” Wong had been sponsoring him for seven years through World Vision. Continue reading
Over 50% of B.C.’s residents oppose foreign workers program while 22% want it abolished : poll
Recent media coverage has had ‘huge influence on public perception’
BY DENISE RYAN, VANCOUVER SUN MAY 12, 2014
A recent poll by Insights West suggests that a majority of British Columbians hold negative views toward the temporary foreign workers program, but only a minority want to see it end.Overall, 53 per cent of those surveyed oppose the program, but only one in five (22 per cent) want to see it abolished, and three in five, or 60 per cent would like to see the program continue, but with greater scrutiny.
The Insights West survey, which polled 824 British Columbians over the age of 18, showed that only four per cent would keep the program as it is with no change. Continue reading
Canada’s immigration system undergoing quiet, ugly revolution
Ottawa has quietly made massive changes to our immigration policy as if those changes have nothing to do with the kind of society Canadians want to build for the future.
By: Morton Beiser and Harald Bauder Published on Mon May 12 2014
Canadians are rightly upset about recent scandals involving the temporary foreign workers program. But let’s not fool ourselves: this program and its mismanagement are only part of a massive and stealthy reform to a system that may or may not need fixing. Continue reading
Immigration keeping secret how many Typhoon Haiyan victims rejected
The Harper government won’t say how many Filipinos applying for promised “fast track” visas after Typhoon Haiyan were turned down — or how long the processing took.
In the devastating aftermath of Typhoon Haiyan, the Canadian government touted a promise to fast-track visa applications for Filipinos “significantly and personally affected” by the deadly superstorm.
Six months later, Citizenship and Immigration Canada is keeping information on how the special measures fared secret.
The government will say only that roughly 1,100 applications have been approved; officials won’t reveal how many typhoon victims applied, how many were rejected and how long it took to process the emergency claims.
Immigration has ignored the Toronto Star’s repeated requests for this information over the past two weeks.
“I cannot think of any reason why they would not answer this question,” said Duff Conacher, co-founder of Democracy Watch, an organization that advocates for a more open and accountable government. Continue reading