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Month: September 2014

Canada Begins Crackdown On Citizens Joining Extremist Groups

In keeping with its earlier pledge to do so, the government of Canada has begun revoking the passports of citizens that it believes have joined groups deemed to be ‘extremist.’ Immigration Minister Chris Alexander has publicly confirmed that the federal government has begun to revoke the passports of Canadians who have left the country to join …

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British Columbia Government Wary Of Federal Immigration Crackdown

There have been many vocal opponents to the Canadian government’s recent changes in immigration law. Now, the government of Canada’s third-largest province is expressing its concern about the proposed federal crackdown on “birth tourism”—the practice of foreign women giving birth in Canada in order to obtain Canadian citizenship. The provincial government of British Columbia (BC) …

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Canada Looks To Increase Number Of Francophone Immigrants

Canadian Immigration Minister Chris Alexander is holding a series of meetings with Francophone community leaders outside of Quebec as his government seeks advice on how to attract a greater number of francophone immigrants to Canada. Alexander recently completed a series of consultation meetings with Francophone community leaders in Manitoba as part of a wider effort …

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Majority Of Canadians Unaware Of Nation’s Immigration Numbers

A new survey finds that most Canadians are not aware of the number of immigrants and refugees admitted into their country each year. In its annual survey, Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) found that 43 percent of Canadian adults polled could not even hazard a guess as to the Canadian immigration numbers, although about one-third of …

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