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March 01, 2016

Activists hail proposed changes to spousal sponsorship rules


These proposed changes will come as a welcome relief to so many people who have had to choose between risking their immigration status and staying in a relationship of abuse.

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February 18, 2016

Good news for refugees today

All refugees and asylum claimants will soon benefit from full health-care coverage through a restored Interim Federal Health Program, the Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship, John McCallum, announced today.

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October 26, 2015

Trudeau government urged to take action


Refugee settlement groups are urging Prime Minister designate Trudeau to take urgent action to resettle Syrian refugees in Canada, but at the same time many groups are expressing concerns over Canada’s ability to handle an immediate influx of 25, 000 refugees.

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October 19, 2015

Immigration Minister Chris Alexander loses riding in Ajax

One of Stephen Harper’s most controversial senior cabinet members – Citizenship and Immigration Minister Chris Alexander – has been ousted by former Liberal MP Mark Holland in the riding of Ajax.

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October 8 – 2015

Globe and Mail Article, October 8, 2015


The Prime Minister’s Office directed Canadian immigration officials to stop processing one of the most vulnerable classes of Syrian refugees this spring and declared that all UN-referred refugees would require approval from the Prime Minister, a decision that halted a critical aspect of Canada’s response to a global crisis.

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September 25, 2015

Prime Minister elect Trudeau promises family reunification

Recently elected Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has announced a new immigration plan which would double the quota for Parent and Grandparent sponsorship applications to 10,000, and double the budget for family reunification.

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