Canadian Immigrants

Here's Why Your Islamophobic Intolerance on My Newsfeed Is Hypocritical

Crystal Langille | Posted 09.29.2015 | Canada Living
Crystal Langille

Stop with the ignorant posts, people. Think about it before you blindly share some meme, or post that's not even accurate. You sound stupid. We share this planet with 7 billion other people -- some estimates suggest that 2.2 billion of them are Muslim. Enough with the "If we went to your country, we'd have to live by your rules." Stop. Muslim is not a country. I'm sorry if pointing out your religious intolerance has offended you, but it was the same type of ignorance and vitriol that eventually caused the slaughter of millions of Jews in the Second World War. Before you're too quick to defend your hate speech, marinate in that for a minute and think about if you want to contribute to that kind of hate.

Tories' Immigration System Changes May Hurt Them In Refugee Crisis

National Post | Tristin Hopper | Posted 09.09.2015 | Canada Politics

If there was one file in which Conservatives could believe they were untouchable, it is immigration. Having put one of their most capable operators...

Canadian Immigrants Reveal Why They Chose This Country

The Huffington Post Canada | Joy D'Souza | Posted 07.02.2015 | Canada Living

For some people who were born and raised in Canada, July 1st is little more than a day off work and a night sky filled with fireworks. But for those w...

Media Bites: The Oath to the Queen Is Canada's Hazing Ritual

J.J. McCullough | Posted 09.17.2013 | Canada Politics
J.J. McCullough

2012-04-27-mediabitesreal.jpg Not all oral confirmations are created equal. Take Canada's oath of citizenship. A bunch of people are challenging it before an Ontario judge at the moment on the basis that it's neither a meaningful symbol nor a useful tradition, just an absurd and oppressive indignity. It's not a welcome. It's a hazing.

Immigrants Bringing Religion With Them

CP | Benjamin Shingler, The Canadian Press | Posted 07.08.2013 | Canada Politics

MONTREAL - Lonely, depressed and missing her family in the Philippines, Cosette Pena looked to God in hopes of finding comfort in her new adoptive cou...

The Canadian Population Most Likely To Use Food Banks

CBC | Posted 02.23.2013 | Canada Impact

Every Saturday morning, like millions of other Canadian families, Quxia Lin and her children, Emily and Aiden, do their grocery shopping. ...

One Woman Is Giving Immigrants A Voice Through The Arts

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 08.10.2012 | Canada Impact

Isabel Cisterna can still remember a time in her past when despair was what she knew best; growing up in Copiapó, Chile, in the centre of the driest ...

No Refuge for Refugees in Health Care

Ritika Goel | Posted 08.11.2012 | Canada Politics
Ritika Goel

Recently, Jason Kenney has proposed drastic changes to the Interim Federal Health Program (IFHP) -- the program that has allowed many refugees to receive health care. These changes aim to deny access to essential medicines for all refugees and claimants, deny basic healthcare to those deemed to come from a "safe country," and are a poor policy decision.

'Birth Tourism' In Tory Gunsights

CBC | Posted 05.05.2012 | Canada Politics

The Harper government is considering changes to the citizenship rules to target so-called birth tourism — where a foreign national come...

Stricter Language Requirements For Immigrants?

CP | Posted 03.27.2012 | Canada Politics

CALGARY - A program which allows provinces to tailor immigration to fit local labour needs may look fine on the surface but a federal government evalu...