To him, the team represented a lot that is great about Canada.
I chose Canada because of the wonderful and helpful Canadians I had met along my life's journey so far. They were extremely nice, kind and tolerant of my language difficulties when first coming from India in 1989 and helped me learn to speak and read English very quickly.
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I didn't want to, I HAD to. I had to educate myself so that I could honour my mother's humanity. I informed my mother of every episode along my path of discovery. Her eyes lit up with my stories of cultural awareness. I educated her in many ways. Her humanity became my raison d'être.
The first 100 days in a new country are often the most important. Getting acclimatized to your new surroundings, meeting new neighbours, and getting a better sense for how everything from health care to grocery shopping is done in your new home would enable an easier transition.
Employers are hiring low-paid foreign workers without proving no Canadians were available to do the job.
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"All we're asking today is that people come to Canada legally."
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"Raising the age of dependents lets more families stay together."
The key to combatting the aging of the workforce could be immigration.
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Kicking out Harper was only a beginning to rebuilding a progressive vision in this country. We must push back as a united voice against the politics of division, racism, Islamophobia, transphobia, homophobia, xenophobia and sexism that right-wing populists stir up in their cynical quests for power.
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After the World War 2, we lost all contact with our many relatives in Ukraine, dozens of them. My father and mother were both born in the village of Lopushna, not far from Lviv, in what was then Poli...
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The results of the recent Turkish referendum reveal a lot about the success of different countries' immigration and integration policies. In this referendum, Turkish expats abroad were eligible to vote. Strikingly, the results were completely opposite to that reasonable expectation.
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Busy celebrating the best of what Polish culture had to offer, I rarely paused to think about the darker parts of my heritage. But moving out from my childhood home and joining a Polish community during a formative time of my life brought this willful ignorance into stark relief.
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Ottawa as a sanctuary city reveals to the world that Ottawa is passionate to sustain a community built on harmony, social cohesion, peace, human dignity and respect for all, regardless of ethnicity and faith. It also sends a message to the world that Ottawa does not tolerate bigotry but embraces diversity with compassion.
A lot of Canadians also aren't happy about the Trudeau government's approach.