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Month: February 2012

Protecting Canada’s Immigration System Act

Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism Minister Jason Kenney introduced the Protecting Canada’s Immigration System Act on February 16, 2012. This legislation proposes further reforms to make the asylum system faster and fairer, steps to human smuggling issues, and to make it mandatory to provide biometrics with applications for temporary visas. The changes proposed in this bill …

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Hope for 50 Refugee Families in Canada

On February 13, 2012, the Anglican Church and the Government of Canada celebrated an agreement under which nearly 50 families were brought to Canada from Afghanistan, Somalia and Iran. Anglican dioceses hold sponsorship agreements with the government which has enabled them to bring approximately 150 refugees to Canada. These families were selected and referred to …

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