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More Manitoba bureaucrats involved in effort to stage immigrant support for the NDP government

New documents show more Manitoba bureaucrats involved in immigration controversy
By: Steve Lambert, The Canadian Press 
Posted: 10:10 AM | Comments: 30 (including replies) | Last Modified: 3:49 PM

WINNIPEG - Newly released documents show more Manitoba bureaucrats than first believed were involved in an effort to have immigrants attend a legislature debate in a show of support for the NDP government.

The documents, obtained by The Canadian Press under Manitoba’s freedom of information law, shed new light on the extent to which efforts were made to fill the legislature’s public gallery April 19 while the province criticized federal changes to immigration programs.

To date, only the assistant deputy minister of immigration, Ben Rempel, has been named as being behind the effort. Rempel sent out an email to immigrant support agencies and other groups asking them to attend the debate led by Immigration Minister Christine Melnick.

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Canadian Immigration: Are written language tests for immigrants the best way to verify their verbal skills?

Are written language tests for immigrants the best way to verify their verbal skills?

These immigrants have all passed their written language proficiency test enabling them to be accepted into Canada.
Is their English level proper for working in their own field?

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ThatChannel.com interview with Shawn Dalton on Canadian immigration

ThatChannel com Interview 2012 05m 15 Shawn Dalton

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Quebec: Un groupe de Québécoises réclame une enquête sur le Centre islamique de Brossard et son imam

Foudil Selmoune

Un groupe de Québécoises réclame une enquête sur le Centre islamique de Brossard et son imam

Nous sommes un groupe de femmes préoccupées par les déclarations faites par l’imam Foudil Selmoune du Centre islamique de Brossard dans un reportage diffusé par Radio-Canada le 22 novembre 2011. Nous savons que l’imam a présenté des excuses, le 8 décembre à la suite du tollé que ses propos ont provoqué. Étaient-elles vraiment sincères?

Nous soulignons que ses déclarations sur la charia ne comportaient aucune autres restrictions sur l’application de la charia que celles prévues par la tradition musulmane. Pour nous, cela trahit un état d’esprit préoccupant chez un homme qui, ne l’oublions pas, est le guide spirituel d’une communauté.

Cet état d’esprit témoigne d’une adhésion étroite à un système de croyances, encore trop peu critiqué, qui a retardé et continue de retarder une évolution souhaitable des mentalités chez nombre de musulmans.

Sans cette évolution, il ne peut y avoir de véritable intégration des musulmans dans une société moderne. Par ailleurs, nous rappelons que le Centre islamique de Brossard, dont l’imam Selmoune est responsable, entretient ou a entretenu des relations avec des individus ou des groupes préconisant et militant pour l’introduction de la charia au Canada.

Un tel système législatif fondé sur la prééminence de la loi d’Allah sur toute loi adoptée par des hommes est en contradiction totale avec les fondements de notre société et militer en faveur de la charia c’est fondamentalement faire acte de subversion.

Une société démocratique soucieuse du respect de ses valeurs ne peut tolérer des prises de position justifiant ou incitant à la sédition. Tôt ou tard, cela se traduira par des pressions de toutes sortes, voire des violences. Les déclarations de l’imam Foudil Selmoune et les relations qu’entretient son centre ont créé un malaise et semé des doutes.

Nous pensons qu’une enquête policière portant notamment sur les déclarations passées de l’imam pourrait contribuer à apaiser les esprits et confirmer sa totale bonne foi.

La requête a  été  officiellement présentée à la police de Longueuil le 13/02/2012.

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In this video,  Foudil Selmoune shares his views on sharia beginning 1:08

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Toronto: Jaivoan Cromwell was known to police

 

Toronto EMS treated Cromwell, who had been shot in the chest. He was taken to Sunnybrook hospital, where he was pronounced dead. Cromwell was known to the police. He was arrested in Windsor in the fall for threatening and having a dangerous weapon. He was due in court next month and according to his own Twitter account expected to be back in jail.

Jaivoan Cromwell, 19, latest Toronto murder victim
By KJ Mullins
Apr 14, 2012 – 8 hours ago in Crime

Toronto – Police were called to the Woolner Avenue and Jane Street area Thursday night concerning a man who had collapsed. He became the 12th person to be listed on the homicide rolls for 2012 in Toronto.
Once at the scene police located a man with a gunshot wound to his chest in front of 251 Woolner Avenue. He had left where he was shot to collapse in front of a local convenience store. Two men were seen running from the scene westbound on Woolner.
The victim, Jaivoan Cromwell, 19, was rushed to hospital where he died from his injuries.
Cromwell was known to the police. He was arrested in Windsor in the fall for threatening and having a dangerous weapon. He was due in court next month and according to his own Twitter account expected to be back in jail.

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Montreal, Outremont: Tensions between Hasidic Jews and non-Jews affect Greek Orthodox population also

Montreal borough votes to ban religious processions
Giuseppe Valiante
, QMI Agency
First posted: Friday, April 06, 2012 07:16 PM EDT | Updated: Friday, April 06, 2012 07:22 PM EDT

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MONTREAL – Relations between the orthodox Hasidic Jewish community of a wealthy Montreal borough and certain residents have gotten so bad that the council voted Monday to ban all parades and religious processions until June.

The borough of Outremont, located in the centre of Montreal, said the “moratorium” was put in place to make bylaws “more precise and easier to enforce.”

However, the Outremont residents QMI Agency spoke with said the real reason behind the ban was to calm rising tensions that culminated in a nasty altercation in March between a councillor and members of the Hasidic community.

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