Citizenship and Immigration Canada

“Liberals promise to double applications for parents, grandparents for new immigrants” (The Chronicle Herald)

The Canadian Press: Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau is promising to immediately double the number of entry applications for parents and grandparents of new immigrants from 5,000 to 10,000. Trudeau said today in Brampton, Ont., that…

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“$350 million for refugees and immigration returned to government, unspent” (The Ottawa Citizen)

Lee Berthiaume (Ottawa Citizen): Canada’s immigration department returned more than $350 million to the federal treasury in unspent funds over a three-year period, a sum that included millions for processing refugee applications and helping asylum-seekers settle into…


“Under pressure, Harper changes tack on refugee resettlement” (The Toronto Star)

Tonda MacCharles (The Toronto Star): Conservative leader Stephen Harper who has repeatedly said he has “already” moved to expedite the resettlement of refugees from Syria switched tack Thursday to say his government will soon announce measures…



“Three mistakes we keep repeating when it comes to refugees” (The Globe and Mail)

Doug Saunders (The Globe and Mail): We think of ourselves as a haven for refugees, but Canada has consistently floundered in offering help The refugees had piled up in camps by the hundreds of thousands,…


“Greg Selinger, Manitoba premier, asks feds to double refugee sponsorship cap” (CBC News)

Katharine Starr and Christina Lopes (CBC News): Manitoba Premier Greg Selinger added his voice to those of provincial and municipal leaders calling for immediate action from the federal government on the Syrian refugee crisis. “We think we can…


All-leader meeting needed to reach consensus on migrant crisis: Trudeau (CBC News)

Michelle Zilio (CTV News): Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau is calling on the federal party leaders to put politics aside and hold an unprecedented meeting to reach a Canadians consensus on the Syrian refugee crisis. Trudeau…


“Canada’s refugee policies are mean and incompetent” (The Toronto Star)

Lorne Waldman and Lobat Sadrehashemi (The Toronto Star): Children are washing up lifeless on beaches and Canada has turned its back. This Syrian refugee crisis is one of the worst humanitarian tragedies in recent memory…


“The cost of mindless, heartless message control” (The Toronto Star)

Robin V. Sears (The Toronto Star): Politics is defined by dialogue. Successful politicians know how to listen, to respond respectfully and through that dialogue, learn. Some Canadian politicians’ increasing fascination with steely message discipline at…


“Staff warned group not to publicize John Tory’s support for refugee efforts” (The Globe and Mail)

Joe Friesen (The Globe and Mail): Two months before Toronto Mayor John Tory personally donated money to sponsor a refugee family through a group called Lifeline Syria, his staff warned that the mayor could not…