OTTAWA—The majority of asylum-seekers who have crossed illegally into Canada so far this year were Haitian but so far, only 10 percent of their claims have been accepted, newly-released data showed yesterday.
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OTTAWA—The federal government yesterday sought to introduce more stability into Canada's immigration system by unveiling a plan that sets out a gradual rise in admissions over the next three years.
OTTAWA—A possible clue to how the federal Liberal government will arrive at its annual immigration targets for 2018, to be unveiled tomorrow, can be found in a similar provincial plan unveiled just last week.
Quebec, which sets its own immigration targets in connection with the federal government, is aiming to bring in some 51,000 people—a target that's unchanged from 2017.
OTTAWA—The newly-opened National Holocaust Monument will close for winter to avoid any damage that could be caused by the need to clear snow.
But the fact so much time and expense went into the soaring concrete structure just west of Parliament Hill, only to end up being closed for half the year, is raising questions about why the Liberal government can't find a way to keep it open.
OTTAWA—A new poll suggests the political battle constantly waged for the support of Canada's middle class is being fought over increasingly shrinking territory.
An Ekos-Canadian Press survey of 4,839 Canadians indicates the number of people who self-identify as working class sits at 37 percent while 43 percent place themselves in the middle.
OTTAWA—The federal Liberals are working on an apology for the Canadian government's decision in 1939 to turn away a boat of German Jews hoping to seek asylum in Canada, The Canadian Press has learned.
OTTAWA—A revised oath of citizenship that will require new Canadians to faithfully observe the country's treaties with indigenous peoples is nearly complete.
The proposed new text was put to focus groups held by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada in March, following months of consultation by departmental officials.
OTTAWA—A increase in asylum claims in Canada eventually could mean a staggering 11-year wait for a hearing and $2.97 billion in federal social supports for claimants in the meantime, an internal government analysis has concluded.
The Immigration and Refugee Board already is trying to whittle down its current backlog, but received no new money in the latest federal budget.
OTTAWA—The 13 candidates vying to lead the federal Conservatives make their final pitches to party faithful today—at which point, the marathon leadership race will be all over but the crying for 12 of them.
Indeed, it likely will be over even before the leadership hopefuls make their swan-song speeches tonight.
OTTAWA—When Andrew Scheer first started telling people he was considering a run for the leadership of the federal Conservatives, he'd often get a raised eyebrow in response.
Scheer served four years as Speaker of the House of Commons, following several years of serving as deputy Speaker.