Olympic torch light hearts on fire here and across this land

There was a remarkable outpouring of emotion in Stratford, Tavistock and Shakespeare on Sunday for the arrival, passing and departure of the Olympic torch. So much so that we can beat our chests a little with civic pride in the belief that what happened here was a totally unique experience specific to this area. It […]

Government of Canada Makes it Easier for Temporary Residents to Apply for Work Permits or Extend Their Visit in Canada

Temporary residents seeking work permits or an extension of their visit in Canada can now apply online, Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism Minister Jason Kenney announced today. “Extending our online services to more temporary residents will significantly facilitate the application process by providing faster, more accessible and efficient services,” said Minister Kenney. Forms submitted by mail […]

Olympic torch relay takes detour as natives protest in Ontario

It was a joyous Olympic torch celebration in Six Nations of the Grand River Monday night despite earlier anxiety over protests hindering the spirit of the event. More than a thousand people gathered at the local bingo hall, waving Six Nations flags in support of the flame being passed through their community, about 90 kilometres […]

Government of Canada Invests in Four New York Region Welcome Centres

The Government of Canada is investing in four new York Region Welcome Centres to help immigrants settle and integrate into Canada, Newmarket-Aurora MP Lois Brown announced today. The Welcome Centre is a proven and successful model for delivering services to newcomers. A Welcome Centre in Vaughn, funded by Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC), has helped […]

Minister Kenney Announces Reappointment to the Canadian Race Relations Foundation

A reappointment to the Canadian Race Relations Foundation’s (CRRF) Board of Directors was announced today by Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism Minister Jason Kenney. “The Canadian Race Relations Foundation is committed to building a national framework for the fight against racism in Canadian society,” said Minister Kenney. “This government seeks to fill the Board with qualified […]