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syrian refugees: By Ian Urquhart Ross McGregor Wed., Sept. 21, 2016 The Prime Minister has attracted a lot of positive attention at the United Nations this week for Canada response to the plight of the Syrian refugees, according to Toronto Star. As he told the UN conference, Canada has now taken in 31,000 of them. Canadian families who have sponsored refugees are disillusioned by delays after the Canadian government dramatically reduced refugee processing staff in Winnipeg and the Middle East, write Ian Urquhart and Ross McGregor. The applause Justin Trudeau received was well deserved. Overlooked in the refugee numbers game is that, after achieving its initial target of 25,000 refugees admitted by the end of February, the government left thousands of privately sponsored Syrian families in the lurch. But it should not be unreserved. (www.immigrantscanada.com). As reported in the news.

wonder valley: What, after all, is a more expansive and expanding topic here in the world most diverse city than an exhibition of artists whose works examine the immigrant condition Yonder presentation can only offer a slice; nonetheless, it a big one, with 16 artists and collectives looking to get their arms around what is, unequivocally, a defining issue of our time, according to Toronto Star. Full marks for intentions: this is an institution trying hard to be relevant and succeeding. Chris Cran, Blur Max , 2016 Joseph Tisiga, The Game Is Not A Game, 2016Mark Ruwedel, Wonder Valley 130, 2014 By Murray Whyte Visual arts Wed., Sept. 21, 2016 Opening Yonder: It the biggest, most ambitious project the Koffler Gallery has ever undertaken, spilling out of its own walls and into the hallways at Artscape Youngplace, but its subject matter suggests it could never be big enough. At the Koffler Gallery, Artscape Youngplace, 180 Shaw St. If retrospective sounds like an end point, though, guess again: here in Toronto, Cran is showing brand new work that shows his brushes, and his wit, to be as sharp as ever. Opening Sept. 21 at 6 p.m., until Nov. 27, Cran, Anon Anon: This summer at the National Gallery of Canada in Ottawa, Chris Cran, the renowned Calgary-based painter of pop-cultural absurdities laced with a wry formalist sense of play, enjoyed a voluminous, well-deserved career retrospective of 100-plus works. (www.immigrantscanada.com). As reported in the news.

canadian press: Interim Conservative leader Rona Ambrose speaks during an interview with The Canadian Press at Stornoway on Sept. 16 in Ottawa, according to Huffington Post Canada. She also suggested the real motivation for Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is a desire to get Canada a seat on the UN Security Council. "Do we have to send our men and women into harm way to reach Mr. She said the Conservatives will be pressuring the Liberals to explain why a UN peacekeeping mission is in the national interest, as well as questioning their decision not to hold a debate on the matter in the House of Commons. Trudeau goal " Ambrose said. Trudeau will be addressing the United Nations General Assembly in New York this week. Canada withdrew its bid for a seat on the UN Security Council in 2010, when the Conservatives were in power. (www.immigrantscanada.com). As reported in the news.

counter-insurgency operations: She also suggested the real motivation for Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is a desire to get Canada a seat on the UN Security Council. "Do we have to send our men and women into harm way to reach Mr, according to The Chronicle Herald. Trudeau goal " Ambrose said. She said the Conservatives will be pressuring the Liberals to explain why a UN peacekeeping mission is in the national interest, as well as questioning their decision not to hold a debate on the matter in the House of Commons. Canada withdrew its bid for a seat on the UN Security Council in 2010, when the Conservatives were in power. The federal government is sending a reconnaissance missing to look at UN peacekeeping operations in Mali, where the mission includes counter-insurgency operations. Trudeau will be addressing the United Nations General Assembly in New York this week. (www.immigrantscanada.com). As reported in the news.

detention centres: The first was to The Remembrance Project, a group for the family members of people killed by illegal immigrants, according to Toronto Star. The second was to a rally in Colorado Springs. By Daniel Dale Washington Bureau Sun., Sept. 18, 2016 WASHINGTON—Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump delivered two speeches on Saturday. He made 12 false statements. Article Continued Below Falsely said, Hillary Clinton is the first person to ever run for the presidency of a country effectively proposing to abolish the borders around the country that she supposed to be representing. Here a fact check:Speech on immigration to The Remembrance Project Falsely said, Her plan calls for...ignoring visa overstays, closing detention centres. (www.immigrantscanada.com). As reported in the news.

egg donors: Until, that is, eight RCMP officers arrived, according to Hamilton Spectator. For the first and only time in Canada, police with a warrant in hand seized computers, files and expense receipts while investigating an alleged breach of Canada Assisted Human Reproduction Act . Altruistic surrogacy is a fiercely protected ideology in Canada, with criminal penalties for paid surrogacy on par with those for trafficking and importing drugs, having sex with a minor, or illegally possessing weapons. After arriving at the Brighton, Ont., offices of her Canadian Fertility Consulting firm, she began tackling the day slew of emails and calls from surrogates, intended parents and egg donors. Paying directly and arranging for the services of a surrogate in Canada for a fee is punishable under the AHRA by a fine of up to $500,000 or 10 years in prison. She is the only person ever to be charged under the act. That day, Swanberg — a two-time surrogate and multiple egg donor herself — began a three-year legal battle. (www.immigrantscanada.com). As reported in the news.

event runners: On Sunday, the two groups hosted its sixth annual Race Against Racism fundraising event, according to CBC. Runners participated in a marathon, half-marathon or a 10, five and 2.5-kilometre run or walk. That the focus of a weekend run organized by the Running Room and the Saskatoon Police Service cultural resources unit. Registration fees and donations collected go towards supporting the Children Hospital in Saskatoon opening soon. Various cultural organizations in Saskatoon put on performances after the race. Participants were asked to bring one non-perishable food item for the Saskatoon Food Bank and Learning Centre Cram the Cruiser program. (www.immigrantscanada.com). As reported in the news.

fellow students: She learned to skate on a backyard pond and trudged between snowdrifts to school, where she would stand with fellow students to sing the national anthem before class, according to Huffington Post Canada. She used her Canadian passport to travel to South Africa, toting a suitcase sporting the maple leaf, and was later married at a historic trading post on the banks of Winnipeg Red River. At two months old she moved from Mexico with her Canadian parents to a farming community in southern Manitoba. Byrdie Funk is pictured at her home in Squamish, B.C. on Sept. 9. Evaporating citizenship The rule was abolished by the Conservative government in 2009, but the change wasn't retroactive, so it didn't include anyone who had already turned 28 by then. But earlier this year the 36-year-old woman life was upended when she received a letter from Citizenship and Immigration Canada informing her she was no longer a Canadian citizen. "It took my breath away," Funk said in an interview from her home in Squamish, B.C. "I had no idea that anything like this could even happen." She is one of an unknown number of people ensnared in an arcane law that automatically revokes the citizenship of certain Canadians who fail to officially apply to retain their nationality before the age of 28. "It took my breath away." The little-known policy applies to anyone born abroad between Feb. 15, 1977, and April 16, 1981, to Canadian parents who were also born outside the country. (www.immigrantscanada.com). As reported in the news.

fellow students: She learned to skate on a backyard pond and trudged between snowdrifts to school, where she would stand with fellow students to sing the national anthem before class, according to Hamilton Spectator. She used her Canadian passport to travel to South Africa, toting a suitcase sporting the maple leaf, and was later married at a historic trading post on the banks of Winnipeg Red River. At two months old she moved from Mexico with her Canadian parents to a farming community in southern Manitoba. But earlier this year the 36-year-old woman life was upended when she received a letter from Citizenship and Immigration Canada informing her she was no longer a Canadian citizen. "It took my breath away," Funk said in an interview from her home in Squamish, B.C. "I had no idea that anything like this could even happen." She is one of an unknown number of people ensnared in an arcane law that automatically revokes the citizenship of certain Canadians who fail to officially apply to retain their nationality before the age of 28. The rule was abolished by the Conservative government in 2009, but the change wasn't retroactive, so it didn't include anyone who had already turned 28 by then. The little-known policy applies to anyone born abroad between Feb. 15, 1977, and April 16, 1981, to Canadian parents who were also born outside the country. (www.immigrantscanada.com). As reported in the news.

infrastructure projects: That includes passing the bill formalizing a tax cut for middle income earners and the second part of the bill implementing last March budget, according to The Chronicle Herald. The government is also hoping the roll-out of funding for major infrastructure projects will boost the economy. Here a look at the priorities the three main political parties have staked out and the challenges each faces in what has the potential to be a tumultuous fall sitting of the House of Commons: LIBERALS Priorities — Stimulating the stalled economy and improving conditions for the middle class. It is also working on finalizing a free trade agreement with the European Union. A first ministers' meeting is expected in November. — Finding consensus on reforming Canada first-past-the-post voting system. And Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will make the case for investing in Canada to some of the most prominent international pension funds and portfolio managers at a Toronto summit on Nov. 14 organized by Black Rock, the world largest asset manager. — Striking an agreement with the provinces on a national climate change strategy, which is to include putting a price on carbon. (www.immigrantscanada.com). As reported in the news.

jennifer newman: For instance, according to HRx, women are only half as likely to get an interview when compared to men with the same qualifications, according to CBC. Further, people with "ethnic"-sounding names need to send out 50 per cent more resum├ęs before they get a callback. Jennifer Newman: Embracing diversity in the workplace requires understanding, not just tolerance Gender equality and diversity require culture change says consultant Baoween says by doing this, unconscious biases against certain applicants are removed and diversity is promoted in the workplace. Been there himself Baoween started the company because of his own experiences struggling to find a job after coming to Canada from Yemen five years ago. He suspects there were unconscious biases from recruiters working against him. "They are biased towards fancy school names, towards big company names," he said. "They make a lot of judgments based on that." HRx only conceals information at the outset. He says he graduated from the University of Victoria at the top of his MBA class but had to send out hundreds of applications before getting an interview. (www.immigrantscanada.com). As reported in the news.

parliament hill: She said the Conservatives will be pressuring the Liberals to explain why a UN peacekeeping mission is in the national interest, as well as questioning their decision not to hold a debate on the matter in the House of Commons, according to Toronto Star. She also suggested the real motivation for Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is a desire to get Canada a seat on the UN Security Council. There is no peace to keep and the areas are incredibly dangerous, interim Conservative leader Rona Ambrose said in an interview with The Canadian Press, where she outlined her priorities for her caucus when it returns to Parliament Hill this week. Do we have to send our men and women into harm way to reach Mr. Article Continued Below Canada withdrew its bid for a seat on the UN Security Council in 2010, when the Conservatives were in power. react-text: 146 Interim Conservative leader Rona Ambrose has suggested that the real motivation behind the UN peacekeeping mission for Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is a desire to get Canada a seat on the UN Security Council. /react-text Trudeau will be addressing the United Nations General Assembly in New York this week. Trudeau goal Ambrose said. (www.immigrantscanada.com). As reported in the news.

convention hall: He making that speech in a year where popular resentment has led to Britain leaving the European Union; Donald Trump contending for the U.S. presidency; and once-fringe nationalist parties increasingly competitive in different European elections, according to The Waterloo Record. A common theme for these movements is blaming foreign forces for the struggles of domestic workers — while Trump talks about U.S. steel, coal and cars, France Marine Le Pen emphasizes farming and agriculture. The prime minister intends to state his case to the convention hall that government policies geared toward broad-based prosperity make for more hopeful societies — and ultimately for more stable politics. The prime minister intends to argue that governments can apply some preventive medicine for that frustration in the form of policies aimed at the working class. In that meeting, Trudeau intends to address some of the challenges in successfully integrating newcomers amid a historic refugee crisis spurred by Syria civil war. A spokesman cited as examples his government deficit-financed infrastructure spending and its parental benefit of up to $6,400 per child. "The prime minister will emphasize his view that a more peaceful and unified world can be achieved through broad-based, shared prosperity," a spokesman said. "And that governments have a role in implementing policies that have a positive effect on the middle class." The prime minister will address the assembly Tuesday on his second day of meetings at the United Nations, following a leaders' conference on refugees Monday. (www.immigrantscanada.com). As reported in the news.

counter-insurgency operations: She also suggested the real motivation for Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is a desire to get Canada a seat on the UN Security Council. "Do we have to send our men and women into harm way to reach Mr, according to The Waterloo Record. Trudeau goal " Ambrose said. She said the Conservatives will be pressuring the Liberals to explain why a UN peacekeeping mission is in the national interest, as well as questioning their decision not to hold a debate on the matter in the House of Commons. Canada withdrew its bid for a seat on the UN Security Council in 2010, when the Conservatives were in power. The federal government is sending a reconnaissance missing to look at UN peacekeeping operations in Mali, where the mission includes counter-insurgency operations. Trudeau will be addressing the United Nations General Assembly in New York this week. (www.immigrantscanada.com). As reported in the news.

fellow students: She learned to skate on a backyard pond and trudged between snowdrifts to school, where she would stand with fellow students to sing the national anthem before class, according to The Waterloo Record. She used her Canadian passport to travel to South Africa, toting a suitcase sporting the maple leaf, and was later married at a historic trading post on the banks of Winnipeg Red River. At two months old she moved from Mexico with her Canadian parents to a farming community in southern Manitoba. But earlier this year the 36-year-old woman life was upended when she received a letter from Citizenship and Immigration Canada informing her she was no longer a Canadian citizen. "It took my breath away," Funk said in an interview from her home in Squamish, B.C. "I had no idea that anything like this could even happen." She is one of an unknown number of people ensnared in an arcane law that automatically revokes the citizenship of certain Canadians who fail to officially apply to retain their nationality before the age of 28. The rule was abolished by the Conservative government in 2009, but the change wasn't retroactive, so it didn't include anyone who had already turned 28 by then. The little-known policy applies to anyone born abroad between Feb. 15, 1977, and April 16, 1981, to Canadian parents who were also born outside the country. (www.immigrantscanada.com). As reported in the news.

trump talks: He making that speech in a year where popular resentment has led to Britain leaving the European Union; Donald Trump contending for the U.S. presidency; and once-fringe nationalist parties increasingly competitive in different European elections.A common theme for these movements is blaming foreign forces for the struggles of domestic workers — while Trump talks about U.S. steel, coal and cars, France Marine Le Pen emphasizes farming and agriculture, according to Brandon Sun. The prime minister intends to argue that governments can apply some preventive medicine for that frustration in the form of policies aimed at the working class. The prime minister intends to state his case to the convention hall that government policies geared toward broad-based prosperity make for more hopeful societies — and ultimately for more stable politics. A spokesman cited as examples his government deficit-financed infrastructure spending and its parental benefit of up to $6,400 per child."The prime minister will emphasize his view that a more peaceful and unified world can be achieved through broad-based, shared prosperity," a spokesman said. "And that governments have a role in implementing policies that have a positive effect on the middle class."The prime minister will address the assembly Tuesday on his second day of meetings at the United Nations, following a leaders' conference on refugees Monday. It his first general-assembly speech — although he spoken at the UN twice already, once at a climate conference and at a women forum where he announced Canada campaign for a temporary seat on the UN Security Council. In that meeting, Trudeau intends to address some of the challenges in successfully integrating newcomers amid a historic refugee crisis spurred by Syria civil war. (www.immigrantscanada.com). As reported in the news.

donald trump: He one of at least two Canadian politicians angling to be so defined by the moment, according to CBC. Leitch and 'anti-Canadian values' Unmentioned in the course of Trudeau and Khan conversation was Kellie Leitch, she of the proposal that we screen newcomers for anti-Canadian values. At issue was the spectre of popular sentiment turning against immigration and diversity, a concern that has grown in the past 12 months with the rise of Donald Trump in the U.S. and the victory of Brexit in the U.K. McCallum says Liberals debating immigrationANALYSIS How do you screen beliefs Trudeau fight with forces of Brexit and Donald Trump "What you do as a leader when you are faced with anxiety and concerns really defines, I think, the kind of leader you are," Trudeau said, perhaps a bit hopefully. But Khan dichotomy presents an opportunity to judge her decision to do so. For all her enthusiasm about this conversation, Leitch has so far declined to get into the details. Even while allowing for the fact that some of us might be worried that some number of immigrants arrive here holding "anti-Canadian values," it entirely unclear whether a significant problem actually exists or how the Conservative MP proposal would address any such problem. (www.immigrantscanada.com). As reported in the news.

evidence-based policies: This number includes nearly five million Syrians who have fled their country since the outbreak of civil war in March 2011, according to The Chronicle Herald. There never been a time in modern history when so many people have been displaced, said Howard Ramos, who will be visiting New York with his colleague Martha Crago. The summit is being billed as an opportunity to craft a blueprint for a better international response to an ongoing global crisis that had displaced 65.3 million people by the end of 2015. Together with their colleague Michael Ungar, the professors are working with the Canadian Refugee Child, Youth and Family Research Coalition to develop evidence-based policies and interventions to help refugees under the age of 25 settle into Canadian society. While global refugee numbers are currently even greater those from World War II, Canada has successfully resettled — and benefited from — successive waves of refugees since 1945. The coalition is also collaborating with both the federal and provincial governments, as well as service providers across Canada, toward their goal of gathering data and building new approaches. (www.immigrantscanada.com). As reported in the news.

founding shareholders: According to a statement, the bank will be open for all Canadian citizens and permanent residents, but they operate with "a deep knowledge and respect for Chinese values and culture." "It was really about some of our founding shareholders — who are very well known in the Chinese community — they thought there would be an opportunity to provide a banking alternative in the community," said Charles Lambert, the CEO of Wealth One. "Our primary focus is to, over time, become the preferred bank of Chinese Canadians," he said, according to CBC. Lambert says the bank will offer services in Cantonese and Mandarin, and that frontline staff will be members of the Chinese Canadian community. Wealth One Bank of Canada is a new national Schedule I Bank that aims to be the preferred banking choice for all Chinese Canadians. The banks initial offerings include savings accounts, term investments, and residential and commercial mortgages lending — services that Wealth One research suggests resonates with the Chinese Canadian community, according to Lambert. About 70 per cent of which are immigrants. Chinese bank claims fugitive bought luxury B.C. real estate House keys sent to the bank Your thoughts on mortgage defaults Bank of Canada says economic conditions don't warrant rate change Cultural financing Robin Brown, vice president of Dig Insights and author of Migration Nation: A Practical Guide to Doing Business in Globalized Canada, spoke with CBC BC Almanac guest host Andrew Chang to discuss Wealth One announcement. "It certainly make business sense," said Brown. "Chinese Canadians have specific needs across a range of services — financial services more so than others." According to Statistics Canada, roughly 4 per cent of Canada population are of Chinese descent, accounting for 1.32 million residents. (www.immigrantscanada.com). As reported in the news.

jersey city: Fadila Maamo and her husband, Moustafa Gareb, according to CBC. Gareb helped his family flee Syria in 2013, but he died of cancer before they reached the U.S. in 2016. Her husband, Moustafa Gareb, started the process, but never lived to see his wife and three of his children set foot on American soil. "His main worry was his children," she said through an interpreter. "It was very hard for us emotionally." Gareb died of cancer before the family completed the difficult journey taken by relatively few refugees from Syria to the United States. They left Aleppo in 2013, two years after the start of the Syrian civil war. They know they are the lucky ones. They fled to Turkey, and arrived in Jersey City a month ago, with the help of Christian aid group Church World Service. "Life in America is beautiful, but it hard for us as refugees, because we don't know everything here, we have to learn everything from the beginning," said Fayza Gareb, 21, the eldest daughter. (www.immigrantscanada.com). As reported in the news.

turnaround time: Goutorov did not respond to a request from The Globe and Mail for an interview, according to Globe and Mail. Despite initial challenges in the 1990s, Mr. Mr. Goutorov fledgling Canadian business ultimately flourished and diversified to include retrofitting luxury vehicles with armour and ballistics glass and selling machines to military buyers. Goutorov to the UAE in 2004, where, he told an In Dubai interviewer, he decided to build a factory so he could meet the contract four-month turnaround time. A deal to armour-clad Toyota Land Cruisers for the U.S. and Iraqi governments brought Mr. (www.immigrantscanada.com). As reported in the news.

school years: They might have also worked during school years so they would have Canadian work experience, according to Brandon Sun. Immigration Minister John McCallum recognized this when he said last June that, "I have not had one person disagree with me when I say international students are a very fertile recruiting stream for us. The idea is that it should be easy for them to integrate to Canadian society because they have the language, they are immersed in a dynamic community, they are job ready and learned their profession in a Canadian institution, and they develop community relationships faster than any other immigrant from a different stream. They're young, educated, they speak English or French. They're exactly what we need for the future."According to a 2015 survey by the Canadian Bureau for International Education, more than half of international students are willing to stay and make Canada their home once they graduate. They know something about our country. (www.immigrantscanada.com). As reported in the news.

canada: But their kids and grandkids are seamlessly and completely integrated into Montreal and the only difference is they tend to be trilingual and not just bilingual." The prime minister was taking part in a daylong conference hosted by Canada 2020, which describes itself as a progressive think-tank, according to Hamilton Spectator. Asked by the panel moderator what can be done to reduce fear of and discrimination against newcomers, Trudeau replied that what happening in Canada and around the world is "nothing new." Italians and Greeks who settled in the northern part of Montreal and in other Canadian cities "faced tremendous discrimination, tremendous distrust." "This country didn't happen by accident," Trudeau continued. "And it won't continue without effort. Being fearful of immigrants is "nothing new" in Canada and around the world, he said, adding that Italians and Greeks settling in Montreal in the 1950s faced similar kinds of discrimination as do Muslims and other immigrants today. "The first generation is always going to have challenges in integrating," Trudeau said during a panel discussion with London Mayor Sadiq Khan. "There are districts where Italian grandmothers still pretty much only speak Italian and don't speak that much French or English. When we think about integration and success we can't be overly impatient." He said citizens should "keep a solid pressure" to ensure human rights and the country Charter of Rights and Freedoms are respected by all Canadians. He was recently criticized online and in some Canadian media for visiting a mosque in Ottawa where women and men were kept separate. Trudeau also referred to his time visiting places of worship around the country such as mosques and temples. (www.immigrantscanada.com). As reported in the news.

canadian cities: That one factor," McCallum told CBC Radio The House host Chris Hall when asked about trying to pitch his new targets to his colleagues. "Generally they seem to be on the same page, but Parliament hasn't yet gone back and we're going to have more discussion about this." McCallum said some of the internal rumblings are also about how to sell Canadians on the idea that more immigration is good for the country, according to CBC. The immigration, refugees and citizenship minister spent the summer hosting immigration consultations in Canadian cities. John McCallum wants to 'substantially increase' immigration to fill Canada labour needs Justin Trudeau to bring his ambitions for seat on Security Council to UNPOLL Canadian attitudes toward immigrants conflicted, poll says "If you spend more money bringing in more immigrants you have less money for other things. We cannot take this positive feeling by Canadians for granted.'- Immigration Minister John McCallum "Canada is something of an oasis in the sense that the polling does show we are far more welcoming to immigrants and we stand out to the world for welcoming the refugees, but we cannot take this positive feeling by Canadians for granted," he told Hall, ahead of a refugee and migration summit at the United Nations General Assembly in New York next week. Canada will welcome a "sizable" number of new refugees from Syria and other nations over the next three years, but McCallum won't reveal exact numbers until November. New refugee numbers coming Immigration has become a wedge issue in the Conservative leadership race after contender Kellie Leitch floated the idea of screening newcomers for "anti-Canadian values." After first facing a backlash, including from members of her own party, she hasn't backed down on her argument, pointing to a Toronto Star poll published last week that suggests the bulk of Conservative supporters support the idea. "Canada is welcoming, but we're not perfect by any means," said McCallum. " Canadians want the immigrants to be well settled and they want to ensure there are jobs for Canadians." The Liberal government is already seeking to admit between 280,000 and 305,000 new permanent residents in 2016 — a record increase from the 260,000 to 285,000 newcomers the Conservative government had planned to welcome by the end of 2015. (www.immigrantscanada.com). As reported in the news.

canadian enforcement: The rally, tagged #HALTthemadness, will take place this Saturday at 2:00 pm at Robson Square on the south side of the Vancouver Art Gallery, according to Metro News. Speakers include Paul Kershaw, a professor at the University of British Columbia who leads Generation Squeeze, a group advocating for better policies to help younger Canadians; Christine Duhaime, a lawyer who specializes in money laundering and has been vocal about lax Canadian enforcement in real estate; and Josh Gordon, a Simon Fraser University professor who penned a paper collecting together academic studies and news accounts he said showed the large role of foreign money in real estate. This is the first rally we've held, said Justin Fung, a member of the months-old group HALT . We're very amateur activists. No income No problem! Irregular B.C. mortgage lending under scrutiny Feds investigating latest B.C. real estate tax evasion allegations Number of 'poor' million-dollar homeowners unusually high in Vancouver: researcher Investigative reporting by Kathy Tomlinson at the Globe and Mail, Sam Cooper at the Province and Ian Young at the South China Morning Post have revealed gaps in money laundering checks, specific examples of individuals who have set up systems to funnel money into Vancouver real estate from Chinese investors while avoiding taxes, and a lack of resources or interest from the Canada Revenue Agency to investigate cases where real estate deals indicate there may be tax evasion. That not the kind of discourse HALT is interested in taking part in, Fung said. The issue can become racially charged, with some members of the public making negative assumptions about all Chinese immigrants. (www.immigrantscanada.com). As reported in the news.

country shares: He already knew a little bit of English, which helped, but he was still worried about adapting to his new country, according to CTV. Hanging over his head was the biggest question of all – the people. After a lengthy period of time living in Jordan as a refugee, the Syrian man arrived in Canada on Sept. 20, 2015. He didn't know what his new neighbours would think of somebody from halfway around the world, with different customs and little understanding of the Canadian way of life. But it didn't take long for him to realize that things would be different in Canada. The transition hadn't been very smooth in Jordan, even though that country shares a border with Syria. (www.immigrantscanada.com). As reported in the news.