Toronto: Separated from family in 1999, Nigerian Emmanuel Koroma is upset that the High Commission of Canada in Ghana does not believe his wife living in Nigeria is “in an ongoing genuine marital relationship” with him

Separated from her husband in 1999, Juliet Koroma claims to be in a genuine marital relationship with her husband, Emmanuel

Nigerian family remains divided
Published On Wed, 28 Dec 2011

The five Koroma children – Godfrey, Stanley, Lawrence, Sandra and Junior – are pictured with their mother Juliet in Nigeria. She has been prevented from joining them in Canada because embassy officials don’t believe she is “in an ongoing genuine marital relationship” with her husband, Emmanuel.
Supplied photo
Nicholas Keung
Immigration Reporter

Two months after joining their father in Canada, Sandra Koroma and her four siblings are still far from their dream of having their family under one roof.

Their mother, Juliet, was left behind in Nigeria after Canadian officials discovered she is not the biological mother of two of the children and that the father, Emmanuel, has a relationship with another woman in Canada.

Talia Bensoussan: “Learning about Ethiopian Jewish traditions and struggles will enrich my understanding of the diversity of the Jewish people and the richness of our heritage.”

Twenty young Jewish people from Montreal and Israel are currently in Ethiopia on a joint humanitarian mission.

Montreal Jewish youth volunteering in Ethiopia
Wednesday, December 28, 2011
Gathered before leaving on their 12- day mission to Ethiopia are, front row from left, Montreal mission participants Laurent Elkrief, Cedric Kessous and Allie Novack, with, back row, federation staff member Elysa Ben Sabat and mission participants Talia Bensoussan, Elya Chalom and Karine Arzoine. Missing are Tamar Medalssy and Jordana Bernstein.

MONTREAL — Twenty young Jewish people from Montreal and Israel are currently in Ethiopia on a joint humanitarian mission.

Leger Marketing survey finds immigrants believe they have stronger grasp on country’s history than those born in Canada


Laura Secord warning Lieutenant James Fitzgibbon of an impending American attack, June 1813. c. 1920 / By Lorne Kidd Smith (1880-1966)

Canadian history a strong point with newcomers
CBC News
Posted: Dec 27, 2011 4:05 PM ET Last Updated: Dec 27, 2011 4:42 PM ET

The longer you’ve been in the country, the less confident you may be about your knowledge of Canada’s past.

That’s according to a survey commissioned by the Montreal-based Association for Canadian Studies, which found immigrants believe they have a stronger grasp on the country’s history than those born in Canada.

North York: Raped 4-year-old Jewish girl released from hospital

4-year-old sexual assault victim released from hospital
Published 1 hour 16 minutes ago
Josh Tapper

Staff Reporter

A 4-year-old girl abducted from a north Toronto home and sexually assaulted was released from hospital on Tuesday.

The girl, who was visiting with family from Connecticut, was abducted early Monday morning from her grandparents’ home on Charleswood Dr., near Bathurst St. and Wilson Ave.

Quebec: Iranians second-biggest group of immigrant investors after the Chinese in Canada

Minister of Foreign Affairs John Baird speaks during Question Period in the House of Commons on Parliament Hill in Ottawa November 16, 2011. Canada's sanctions on Iran, previously announced by Baird, are expected to hit migrant investors. Photograph by: Blair Gable, Reuters

Canada’s Iran sanctions hit migrant investors
Agence France-Presse December 27, 2011 2:05 PM

MONTREAL – Quebec could lose millions of dollars of investments due to the latest Canadian sanctions against Iran, which halts the flow of migrant investors, experts said Tuesday.

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Surrey: Alok Gupta killed six months after he arrived in Canada from India

Alok Gupta was shot dead while he worked the Christmas shift at a Surrey convenience store. (Facebook)

Surrey convenience store worker shot dead on Christmas

Date: Monday Dec. 26, 2011 3:33 PM PT

A convenience store employee working Christmas day as a “good deed” is dead after being shot on the job in Surrey, B.C.

Paramedics discovered a grievously injured 27-year-old Alok Gupta at Ken’s Grocery in the 11000-block of 96 Avenue around 4:20 p.m. on Sunday. He was pronounced dead in hospital.

North York: 4-year-old girl visiting grandparents to celebrate Hanukkah abducted and raped by white suspect

Toronto girl, 4, taken from home, sexually assaulted
By Tristin Hopper and Megan O’Toole, Postmedia News December 26, 2011 7:58 PM

TORONTO — Police are searching throughout Toronto for a young man who entered a North York home early Monday morning, abducted a four-year-old from her bed and sexually assaulted her in a neighbour’s yard.

Between 3:00 and 3:30 a.m., the parents of the girl “awoke to find that the child was not in her bed,” Det.-Const. Roger Villaflor with the Toronto police sex crimes unit later told reporters at the scene.