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‘Citizenship And Immigration’

Canadian doctors demand restoration of refugee health services

Photo: Doctors for Refugee Care

By: Canadian Doctors for Refugee Care | Press Release TORONTO, June 10, 2013 – Canadian Doctors for Refugee Care is holding a second National Day of Action on June 17th to call on the federal government to reverse the reckless cuts to refugee health care. It has been almost one year since the government made changes to the Interim Federal Health Program (IFHP) which has… Read More

Over 70 Community Groups Demand Cancellation of “Border Security” Reality TV Show

Cancel Border Security

By: Obert Madondo | The Canadian Progressive:  Over 70 community groups have signed a letter demanding the immediate cancellation of anti-immigrant reality TV show, Border Security. The letter is addressed to Public Safety Minister Vic Toews, who personally approved the show, the Canadian Border Services Agency (CBSA) and various companies with interests in the show, including Force Four Entertainment and Shaw Media. The letter… Read More

Temporary Foreign Worker Program: Jason Kenney’s 15% Rule Selective Amnesia

Jason Kenney, Canada's Immigration Minister

By: Obert Madondo | The Canadian Progressive:  In the House of Commons Monday, Jason Kenney denied that the Harper Conservatives implemented the 15% wage rule, the cornerstone of the scandal-ridden federal Temporary Foreign Work Program. The Minister of Citizenship and Immigration denied that the government implemented this colonialism-style policy, which gave companies “greater flexibility” to hire cheap foreign workers while… Read More