The federal government offers many services to help immigrants and refugees adapt to life in Canada. But those services are only available during their first year here. When the clock runs out, many newcomers struggle to get by. They turn to their family members for help. Sometimes that means parents are taking care of their [...]
Apr 8 2009 | Posted in Immigration
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British Columbia’s economy could suffer another multi-million dollar loss this winter, but if it does, the global financial crisis won’t be to blame. Honeybees, which have an annual impact of approximately $250 million on BC’s economy, experienced a significant drop in winter survival rates over the past few years, declining 38 per cent in 2008. [...]
Feb 9 2009 | Posted in Environment
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Some Americans seem to think so, if last Friday’s edition of the New York Times is anything to judge by. The cover of the paper’s January 30th Fashion and Style section was devoted to an in-depth and largely flattering look at the new Liberal leader. Early on, the article compared Ignatieff to former Liberal Prime [...]
The American government’s economic stimulus package has come under fire over provisions that would stimulate the domestic economy at the expense of many of America’s foreign trading partners, including Canada. tangled part 1 Under the “buy American” rules, all equipment used in the US’s economic stimulus program would have to be American-made. Some exceptions would [...]
Last week, MPs Mario Silva (Liberal) and Olivia Chow (NDP) pledged that a Liberal-NDP coalition government would stop the deportation of American war resisters. But now that Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s minority government isn’t going anywhere, war resisters hiding out north of the border are facing an uncertain future.
Last week, President Barack Obama ordered prosecutors in all Guantanamo Bay detainee trials to request that proceedings be halted immediately. In Ottawa, the lines of communication between Prime Minister Stephen Harper and Defense Minister Peter MacKay seem to have gotten crossed in the hours after the Obama administration’s announcement.
Grant Hooker, founder and co-owner of BeaverTails Canada Inc., will be in Washington on Tuesday, serving up his company’s signature treat at the Canadian embassy’s “invitation only” inauguration tailgate party. In honour of the occasion, Hooker invented the “Obama Tail”: a deep-fried pastry coated in cinnamon and sugar, then topped off with an “O” made [...]
On Monday, Canadian Senator Romeo Dallaire joined hundreds of human rights advocates in Washington, publicly urging President-Elect Barack Obama to return 22-year-old Omar Khadr to Canada. Khadr – the only Canadian imprisoned at Guantanamo Bay – has been held for six years, awaiting trial by military tribunal. Dallaire is known at home and abroad for his humanitarian work. [...]
To celebrate his inauguration, Canadians are giving President-Elect Barack Obama an iPod. It isn’t just any iPod, though. It’s a tool to help the 44th President of the United States better understand his northern neighbour and oddly enough, it just might help us Canadians better understand ourselves.
Scores of young Vancouver residents won’t be heading to the polls on November 15th, but it won’t be apathy keeping them away – it will be the law. To cast a ballot in the upcoming municipal election, voters must be Canadian citizens at least 18 years of age. They must also have lived in Vancouver [...]
Nov 13 2008 | Posted in Elections
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