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
PRESS RELEASE –
NATIONAL MOVEMENT AGAINST FUNDAMENTALIST RELIGIOUS IDEOLOGIES.
PICKET AGAINST ISLAMIC PRAYERS IN SECULAR TORONTO SCHOOL
SIGNED : CANADIANS UNITED AGAINST TERROR
Canadians United against Terror is pleased to announce a series of national events to coincide with our support for the proposed Quebec Values Charter.
Our first major event of 2014 will be a picket in front of VALLEY PARK HIGH SCHOOL in Toronto to oppose Islamic prayers and gender apartheid in that publicly funded secular school.
At the same time our Quebec and Atlantic Canada branches will be staging rallies.
We are a grassroots national movement to oppose the intrusion of fundamentalist religious ideologies into our society, with special focus on those that violate our norms of gender equity and other cherished values.
We support the proposed Quebec Values Charter and will lobby to have similar legislation implemented across the nation. We have assembled a national team of prominent leaders to achieve this.
We shall shortly announce a date for the Toronto VALLEY PARK HIGH SCHOOL PICKET. There will be simultaneous rallies in Montreal and Halifax.
Media Contact Email: email@example.com Website: www.risecanada.com
Dr Bikram Lamba (National Spokesman, Ontario Regional Leader)
Andre Drouin (Quebec Regional Leader)
Michele Walsh (Atlantic Canada Regional Leader)
Women pass by election placards , poster in center is for a stop of immigration, and posters at left and at right are for a yes to immigration, in Geneva, Switzerland, Monday, Feb. 10, 2014. (AP / Anja Niedringhaus) Read more: http://www.ctvnews.ca/world/swiss-nationalists-want-swift-action-on-immigration-limits-1.1688841#ixzz2tXpiMMV3
Swiss nationalists want swift action on immigration limits
Read more: http://www.ctvnews.ca/world/swiss-nationalists-want-swift-action-on-immigration-limits-1.1688841#ixzz2tXp2g6ut
The Associated Press
Published Sunday, February 16, 2014 8:30AM EST
GENEVA — The nationalist Swiss People’s Party called Sunday for swift action to prevent a mass influx of foreigners to Switzerland this summer, when a temporary limit on immigration from eight Eastern European countries expires.
The demand comes a week after Swiss voters narrowly backed the party’s plan to cap immigration for all types of foreigners, including those from the European Union, within three years. Continue reading
FRP-BYRÅD: Sylvi Listhaug. Foto: FOTO: KRISTIAN HELGESEN
Sylvi Listhaug (born 25 December 1977) is a Norwegian politician for the Progress Party and has been Minister of Agriculture and Food in the Solberg cabinet since 2013. Between 2006 and 2011, she served as city commissioner of welfare and social services in the city government of Oslo.
Proposals by Listhaug include a stricter policy on psychiatric patients and hanging up posters of convicted rapists in their local community. She has also proposed to close down the annual gay parade in Oslo as she suggested that “half and almost wholly naked people dancing around in the streets of Oslo” could rather lead to less tolerance of homosexuals. She also oppose same-sex marriage and wants to reverse the law that implemented it in Norway. Continue reading