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Briefing I: Canadian Immigration and Story Wednesday

briefing i: It's weird that two reputable international media outlets would publish false stories about Canadian immigration in the span of one week, but two examples don't amount to a trend, said Stephanie Carvin, an assistant professor of international affairs at Carleton University and former national security analyst, according to National Observer. Don't miss out on the latest news Sign up for our daily briefing I think it's way too early to say there's anything going on, she said. Then, an Israeli newspaper published a fake story Wednesday about Canada quietly taking in 100,000 Palestinians. I do think it's strange to have two stories published in major international newspapers about the idea of foreigners coming to Canada for some kind of secret deal. The National Post debunked the claim in June after a previous round of gossip, but Saturday's recycled rumour mill was quickly picked up by other media, including the widely read tabloid the Daily Mail. The first story came from the Daily Star on Saturday, after the British tabloid published an article claiming Jon Venables who was convicted of killing a two-year-old in 1993, when he was 10 would likely be sent to Canada. ( As reported in the news.