Canada’s economy needs more people as Canadians aren’t having enough babies to replace the aging population. The CBC’s Anne Gaviola explains why there are plans to increase the number of immigrants coming to Canada.
You might’ve heard that refugees get a lot more government aid than seniors, people on social assistance or veterans, which is not true. The CBC’s Karen Pauls breaks down how much social assistance refugees and immigrants actually get.
Canada has a merit-based system, while the U.S. prioritizes more family-based immigration. The CBC’s Matt Kwong tells us how the Canadian and U.S. immigration system differ in terms of type and numbers.
Canada, as everyone knows, has long been a favourite destination for refugees seeking the safety and stability this country provides. Traditionally most were fleeing political or religious persecution, but a CBC News investigation got access to the data from nearly five years of Refugee Board decisions, giving a striking look at who else is coming here and why. Of the ...
Immigration Minister Ahmed Hussen fled on his own to Canada as a teenage refugee to escape civil war in his native country. The Current's Anna Maria Tremonti sits down with him to discuss his experiences as a refugee, immigration, Canada's relationship with the U.S. and other issues.
This report from Terry Milewski looks a the Supreme Court ruling that the controversial security certificate is constitutional. The rarely used certificate allows the government to detain and remove non-citizens considered a security threat, using secret evidence. This case in particular centred on Mohamed Harkat but will likely have wider implications.
In the wake of the Supreme Court of Canada upholding the national security certificate against terror suspect Mohamed Harkat, the head of Amnesty International Canada speaks to reporters. Alex Neve expresses disappointment and points out that the Supreme Court ruling rejecting Harkat's constitutional challenge doesn't reference a single international human rights standard. Harkat, a former pizza delivery man, was born in ...
In late March 2008, Stephen Harper’s Conservative government announced that it wanted to make some major changes to Canada’s immigration laws. The changes would give the government the power to fast-track some applications, while refusing to even consider others. In this News in Review story, we’ll look at the proposed legislation and why it is so controversial.