Immigration

“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…



“Campaign woes, poll numbers rattle Conservative camp” (CTV News)

CTVNews.ca Staff: With polls suggesting that Stephen Harper’s Conservatives are now in third place, the Tories may be looking to refresh their campaign. A senior Conservative strategist tells CTV’s Ottawa Bureau Chief Robert Fife that…


“Liberals picking up momentum in Ontario, B.C., according to latest seat projections” (Global News)

James Armstrong  (Global News): The Liberal party has gained momentum, according to the latest seat projections from the Laurier Institute for the Study of Public Opinion and Policy (LISPOP), and is coming within striking distance…


“NDP or Liberal government ‘real possibilities,’ says Harper” (The Toronto Star)

Tonda MacCharles, Bruce Campion-Smith and Joanna Smith (The Toronto Star): In the face of declining poll numbers, Conservative Leader Stephen Harper said he still believes he will win the most seats come Election Day but…


“Canadians Want More Action on Refugee Crisis” (Mainstreet Research)

Mainstreet Research: A new Mainstreet/Postmedia poll finds Canadians closely watching the unfolding Syrian refugee crisis – many (48%) support a dramatic increase in refugee resettlement within Canada. With 2,506 respondents the Mainstreet Research poll conducted…


“Canadians ready to take in thousands more Syrian refugees: poll” (The Ottawa Citizen)

Christina Spencer (Ottawa Citizen): Unhappy at how the federal government has handled the Middle East refugee crisis, almost 50 per cent of Canadians want this country to take in thousands more displaced Syrians, exclusive polling…


“Opening Syrian refugee ‘floodgates’ too risky for Canada, Harper says” (The Winnipeg Free Press)

The Canadian Press: Conservative Leader Stephen Harper cited security concerns on Tuesday for his refusal to commit to doing more to help refugees from the Middle East. As provinces pledged their own funds to help…