Government Announcement Regarding 2020 Parent and Grandparent Sponsorships

On December 30, 2019, the Government of Canada announced the postponement of the 2020 Parents and Grandparents Sponsorship Program until further notice to allow the Department of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) sufficient time to complete the development of a new intake process for the program.  IRCC wants to develop an intake process which will ensure […]

Four seeking asylum, make refugee claims

Four people who entered Canada as Olympic spectators have sought to stay in the country as refugees, Canadian immigration officials said yesterday. Just who the asylum seekers are and where they came from has not yet been made public. But Johanne Nadeau, spokeswoman for Citizenship and Immigration Canada, said the four arrived from countries whose […]

G20’s Toronto location to bump baseball, pride activities

The federal government will hold June’s G20 summit on the edge of Toronto’s financial district, a decision that will close a large swath of downtown — and sideline baseball fans — as the city kicks off gay pride week. An official announcement is not expected for a few weeks, but sources tell The Canadian Press […]

Opening celebration remains a secret

The 2010 Winter Olympics opening ceremony will include local pop stars Bryan Adams and Sarah McLachlan, a performer ski jumping through Olympic rings and hundreds of performers dressed in red toques and white sweaters, according to QMI sources. Gov. Gen. Michaelle Jean will formally open the Games on Friday night at B.C. Place Stadium while […]

Jason Kenney: The ‘Smiling Buddha’ and his multicultural charms

A roast pig, resplendent from hoof to snout, is being paraded for auction by a phalanx of young men. Beer glasses overflow and dancers in traditional white dress twirl for several hundred guests. The church hall, alive with the clatter of plates and Slavic speech, evokes a corner of old Skopje. It’s Saturday night and […]