Between January and August 2,045 people claiming to be refugees came to Canada from Hungary

 

Historic Budapest Restaurant Karpatia /Gypsy music band

Hungary still tops for refugee claims in Canada
By Daniel Proussalidis ,Parliamentary Bureau
First posted: Saturday, October 01, 2011 03:24 PM EDT | Updated: Monday, October 03, 2011 12:45 AM EDT

OTTAWA – As Canada receives thousands of dubious refugee claims from Hungarian citizens, there’s a call for drastic action.

“How much of our money do we want to hemorrhage before setting a visa requirement on Hungarian nationals, just like we did with the Czech Republic?” asked immigration lawyer Richard Kurland.

Between January and August of this year 2,045 people claiming to be refugees came to Canada from Hungary That’s 13% of all refugee claims made during that time in Canada, keeping Hungary as this country’s top source of refugee claims.

Calgary: Cuong Viet Doan fatally shot during home invasion

Police say homicide victim shot in targeted home invasion
Late model SUV may be connected to the crime: Police
By Stephane Massinon October 4, 2011 5:02 PM

Cuong Viet Doan, 53, died in hospital after two masked intruders burst into his family’s home on Marcombe Drive N.E. early Tuesday.
Photograph by: Stuart Gradon, Calgary Herald

CALGARY — Investigators in the homicide unit say they are learning more about the murder of a Calgary man in a targeted home invasion.

On June 21, Cuong Viet Doan, 53, was killed in his house after he was shot during a home invasion on Marcombe Drive N.E. around 1:30 a.m.

Jason Kenney outraged that illegal work experience in Canada counted as credit to gain citizenship

No more credit for illegal work experience
By Brian Lilley ,Parliamentary Bureau
First posted: Monday, October 03, 2011 07:32 PM EDT | Updated: Monday, October 03, 2011 07:37 PM EDT

Immigration minister Jason Kenney (ETIENNE LABERGE/QMI Agency)

OTTAWA – The practice of letting foreign lawbreakers reap the reward of citizenship was cancelled after the contradiction was reported on by QMI Agency earlier this year.

Last January QMI Agency revealed a decision by bureaucrats to allow illegal work experience to count as a credit for those who were attempting to gain citizenship in Canada. In one e-mail, obtained through access to information, a civil servant questioned whether there was a difference between illegal work experience in Canada and illegal experience outside the country.

Markham: Upinder Colosie charged with failing to comply with an undertaking and two counts of sexual assault

Upinder Colosie, 40, of Markham, is charged with failing to comply with an undertaking and two counts of sexual assault. (Toronto Police photo)

Woman who met man on modelling site attacked: Cops 53
By Rob Lamberti ,Toronto Sun
First posted: Tuesday, October 04, 2011 01:35 PM EDT | Updated: Tuesday, October 04, 2011 01:44 PM EDT

Upinder Colosie, 40, of Markham, is charged with failing to comply with an undertaking and two counts of sexual assault. (Toronto Police photo)

TORONTO – A model who was plied with wine allegedly before being sexually assaulted by a man may not have been the only victim, police fear.

Government-funded rapper “Mayhem Morearty” charged in armed robbery

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Rapper charged in heist received music grants

Mayhem Morearty got $16,000 from Ontario Arts Council

BY  ,TORONTO SUN

First posted: Tuesday, October 04, 2011 04:02 PM EDT | Updated: Tuesday, October 04, 2011 04:17 PM EDT

A rap artist now charged with a violent robbery of a Leaside jewelry store where a clerk was shot received two separate Ontario Arts Council grants worth more than $16,000.

Kevin Williams, 31, whose stage name is Mayhem Morearty, received two grants in the popular music category from the council.

In June 2007, he received $10,000, and in June 2009, he was granted another $6,500.

Maple Batalia’s former boyfriend Gurjinder (Gary) Dhaliwal turned himself in

Maple Batalia, an aspiring model and actress.
Maple Batalia, an aspiring model and actress.
Photograph by: Global TV, …

METRO VANCOUVER - The father of 19-year-old murder victim Maple Batalia says he is relieved that a former boyfriend believed to have been harassing her is now facing charges.

But Harry Batalia said his family will feel much better when someone is charged in the slaying of his daughter, a Simon Fraser University student who was gunned down near the Surrey campus on Sept. 28.

Manitoba: Portage La Praire desperately pleads with immigrants in hopes to host citizenship ceremony

Call for citizenship in Portage

Plans are underway for the next citizenship ceremony in Manitoba, and the Portage Learning and Literacy Centre is inviting anyone who is interested in participating to send in their applications.

Applications are due by Oct. 28 this year.

Portage Learning and Literacy Centre’s Immigrant Resource Program is putting out the call for anyone interested in applying for Canadian Citizenship.

Permanent residents who are interested in becoming Canadian citizens are invited to contact the centre in Portage.

Kathie Hildebrand, program director with Portage Learning and Literacy Centre, is encouraging people to step up and apply.

Chinese-Canadian economist Bryan Yu questions the benefit of reckless population growth

Is it really good for Canada’s population to grow?

 

Immigration trends to B.C. are going down because of a troubled global and Canadian economy

The Vancouver Sun, October 3, 2011

A news story has reminded me that some Canadians assume population expansion is aways good. The Vancouver Sun has just run a piece headlined: “B.C. population growth improves slightly in second quarter.” 
The word, “improves,” is a give-away. It suggests a great deal about some Canadians’ unconscious values. It indicates an assumption that population growth is virtually always good for a country or province.
But is it?
The headline was above an interesting-but-dry, statistics-filled online article on recent population trends by Bryan Yu, an economist with Central 1 Credit Union.