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He is one of hundreds of unwanted immigrants jailed indefinitely in Canada (Toronto Star 17 March 2017)

Immigration Detention | Caged by Canada, Part 1 | Toronto Star

While Canada is celebrated globally as a safe haven for refugees, hundreds of unwanted immigrants are jailed across the country. Part 1 in a Star series.

More than half of Quebecers want to prevent entry of migrants: survey (Montreal Gazette 14 August 2017)
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More than half of Quebecers want to prevent entry of migrants: survey

But the SOM-Cogeco News survey found that younger respondents, academics and people in the Montreal region do not support such a measure

violator  Brampton landlord feels 'powerless' after being labelled religion-based human rights violator  (Toronto Star 03 May 2017)

Brampton landlord feels 'powerless' after being labelled religion-based human rights violator

This poor man came to Canada from Nigeria 22 years ago in hopes of building a better life for his family.

Undocumented immigrants in the United States are fleeing to Canada. But Canadians may not want them, a new survey finds. (Toronto Star 21 March 2017)

Nearly half of Canadians support deporting people who are in Canada illegally, poll finds

The same share said they supported sending migrants that crossed from the U.S. straight back, while just 36 per cent said Canada should accept them, R...

Toronto cop's wife, her mom and sisters snared in immigration scam (Toronto Sun 22 February 2018)

Toronto cop's wife, her mom and sisters snared in immigration scam

The officer serving as second in command at Toronto’s troubled 13 Division had his Bradford home raided as Peel Regional Police investigated an alleged…

Syrian refugee process bungled by Trudeau  (Toronto Sun 14 June 2017)
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Syrian refugee process bungled by Trudeau

New details emerged this week revealing the chaos surrounding Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s 2015 pledge to bring in 25,000 Syrian refugees on a fast-tracked…

Hundreds of Syrian families who fled to Canada with little or no documentation are upset with the versions of their names that wound up on Canadian immigration papers. (CBC News 21 April 2017)

Hundreds of Syrian refugees apply to fix Westernized versions of their Arabic names | CBC News

Many of the thousands of Syrian refugees who have fled to Canada in the last few years face a vexing problem: erroneous names recorded on their official immigration papers. The problems largely arise from transferring Arabic names into French or English. So far, more than 400 people have applied for official name changes.

Asylum seekers paid up to $2K US each to be smuggled into Canada, border agents allege (CBC News 21 April 2017)

Asylum seekers paid up to $2K US each to be smuggled into Canada, border agents allege | CBC News

U.S. border patrol officers claim to have documented multiple instances where they believe Nigerian nationals were smuggled into Canada from North Dakota. The husband of a Saskatchewan woman charged earlier this week is one of three other people arrested by U.S. authorities, according to affidavits obtained by CBC News.

Quebec poll: Stop migrants (National Post 14 August 2017)
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More than half of Quebecers want to prevent entry of migrants: survey

But the SOM-Cogeco News survey found that younger respondents, academics and people in the Montreal region do not support such a measure

Half of Quebecers want to prevent illegal crossing at Canada-U.S. border: new poll. New numbers show 51% in favour of blocking direct access for migrants at border (CBC News 14 August 2017)

Half of Quebecers want to prevent illegal crossing at Canada-U.S. border: new poll | CBC News

New poll numbers from SOM-Cogeco Nouvelles show 51% in favour of blocking asylum seekers at border.

Canadians think there are too many immigrants coming to this country and the government should cut the numbers, according to a poll by Ottawa’s Abacus Data. (Toronto Sun 8 December 2010)

Toronto Sun: Too many immigrants, poll.

By BRIAN LILLEY, PARLIAMENTARY BUREAU OTTAWA – Canadians think there are too many immigrants coming to this country and the government should cut the numbers, according to a poll by Ottawa’s …

Couillard defends Muslim comments

Quebec Premier Philippe Couillard is defending his recent comments about Muslims having a responsibility in the fight against terrorism.

Hate crimes against Muslims in Canada up 60%, StatsCan reports (CBC News 13 June 2017)

Anti-Muslim crimes in Canada up 60%, StatsCan reports | CBC News

The number of police-reported hate crimes against Muslims jumped by 60 per cent in 2015 compared to the previous year, according to Statistics Canada.

Refugee background checks may have been flawed: Memo  (Toronto Sun 12 June 2017)
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Refugee background checks may have been flawed: Memo

Justin Trudeau’s fast-tracked Syrian refugee program may not have conducted proper background checks in some cases, a government memo obtained by the Toronto…

Anti-immigrant protest at Red Deer school follows student fight: Fight involved Syrian students who critics say were unfairly spared punishment by school officials (CBC News 23 May 2017)
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Anti-immigrant protest at Alberta school follows student fight | CBC News

RCMP officers stood guard outside a high school in Red Deer, Alta., Tuesday morning as more than 40 demonstrators marched outside the grounds as part of an anti-immigration protest.

95,000 sponsors vie for 10,000 spots in lottery to bring parents, grandparents to Canada (CBC News 27 April 2017)

95,000 sponsors vie for 10,000 spots in lottery to bring parents, grandparents to Canada | CBC News

More than 95,000 people took part in the first immigration lottery to win a spot to bring their parents or grandparents to Canada. With only 10,000 spots available, that put the odds at roughly one in 10.