Refugees Canada

#WereAllImmigrants: Canadians Share Their Stories

The Huffington Post Canada | William Alcopra | Posted 09.14.2015 | Canada Living

As of 2011, 20 per cent of Canadians were foreign-born.

Canadians Want to Believe a Different Way Is Possible

Deborah Coyne | Posted 09.10.2015 | Canada Politics
Deborah Coyne

When we no longer have confidence in collective action, why would we even bother to ask something of our anemic government? By not taking firm steps to deal with the Syrian civil war and refugee crisis from the beginning, we have allowed a ticking time bomb of humanity to destabilize the Middle East and give comfort to vocal xenophobic factions in Europe.

Canada's Millionaire Immigrants Earn Less Than Refugees

Ian Young | Posted 05.02.2015 | Canada British Columbia
Ian Young

Logic would dictate that big-earning millionaires continue to earn big after settling in Canada. They might take a pause from their business activities while they settle in to their new country, but it's only a matter of time before the money, and the trickle-down benefits, start flowing, right? Not so.

Tories' Health Care Cuts For Refugees 'Cruel And Unusual': Federal Court

CP | Steve Rennie, The Canadian Press | Posted 09.03.2014 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - The Conservative government has another legal battle on its hands after the Federal Court ruled against controversial reductions to health-ca...

What's the Real Truth About Canada's Refugee System?

Bernie Farber | Posted 05.09.2014 | Canada Politics
Bernie Farber

Peter Kent's article "The Truth About Canada's Immigration System" has left me quite shocked, beginning with the headline itself. Peter refers to the government's commitment to resettle refugees. He actually means privately sponsored refugees.

Even Today, Refugees in Canada Seek Sanctuary in Churches

Bernie Farber | Posted 02.10.2014 | Canada
Bernie Farber

How is it possible that in Canada in 2013 "sanctuary," a medieval concept of Church protection, is still necessary? Across this country, here and there, in Vancouver, Regina,Toronto, Montreal and other places, people are living in churches.

How Ottawa Encourages Human Smuggling

CP | Lee-Anne Goodman, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.25.2014 | Canada

OTTAWA - A new Harvard Law School study paints a scathing portrait of Canada as a country that's increasingly slamming its doors on asylum-seekers and...

Tories Considered Limiting Refugees With Health Problems: Docs

CP | Benjamin Shingler, The Canadian Press | Posted 11.03.2013 | Canada Politics

MONTREAL - The federal government has examined setting limits on the number of refugees that Canada takes in with health problems, such as trauma from...

UN: Highest Number Of Refugees Since 1994

CP | Stephanie Levitz, The Canadian Press | Posted 08.18.2013 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - Refugee numbers around the world are at their highest level since 1994, the United Nations refugee agency reported Tuesday in a sobering look...

Good News: Family With Expired Visas Allowed To Stay In Canada

CBC | Posted 01.21.2013 | Canada Impact

Canada's immigration minister will allow a Moroccan family to stay in the country despite their visas being revoked a day before arriving in Montreal....

Our Refugees Need Help, Not Neglect

CAMH | Posted 10.23.2012 | Canada Impact

Recently, Ottawa introduced Bill C-31, the Protecting Canada's Immigration System Act, and announced it was going to cut temporary health and mental health care to certain categories of refugees. The result was an outcry of support for people who have left everything they own to flee persecution, rape, torture and violence in their home country. Eliminating important supports and services from refugees is nothing short of inhumane. We're speaking out because the issue speaks to the heart of our purpose. We Care.

Ottawa Could Detain Roma Refugees: Report

CP | Will Campbell, The Canadian Press | Posted 10.18.2012 | Canada Politics

TORONTO - The federal government is prepared to consider detaining Roma refugee claimants unless recent amendments to the refugee system are successfu...

Despite Cuts, Most Refugees Will Receive 'First Rate' Health Care

CBC | Posted 08.20.2012 | Canada Politics

The vast majority of refugees in Canada will continue to receive "comprehensive, first rate" health care, despite cuts to the interim fed...

'Black Eye' Refugee Bill Passes Final House Hurdle

CBC | Posted 08.11.2012 | Canada Politics

The government's controversial bill that further reforms Canada's refugee system passed a third reading Monday night in the House of Comm...

What Humphrey Bogart's "Rick" Would Think of Bill C-31

Sukanya Pillay | Posted 06.05.2012 | Canada
Sukanya Pillay

In the film Casablanca, the narrator tells us of the "tortuous roundabout refugee trail" that sprang up through Europe across the Mediterranean to Morocco, towards freedom in the Americas. If Bill C-31 had been in existence, those refugees would not have been looking to Canada -- is that the point?

Time To Show 'Em The Door

CBC | Posted 04.16.2012 | Canada

New, tougher reforms to refugee legislation that hasn't yet come into force are already drawing fire from critics who say they give Canad...