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Canada Has New Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship

REPRODUCED FROM “THE GLOBE AND MAIL” A former Somali refugee is now overseeing Canada’s federal immigration policies after a cabinet shuffle Tuesday. Ahmed Hussen, who arrived in Canada as a refugee from Somalia at the age of 16, was sworn in as Canada’s Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship at a Rideau Hall ceremony. He […]

A ‘happy day’ as Haitian orphans arrive in Canada

OTTAWA-Twenty-four Haitian orphans stepped off an Air Canada A330 on Sunday into frigid cold to begin new lives in Canada. The children, ages 9 months to 11 years, were wrapped in blankets and whisked into the Canada Reception Centre. They are the first wave of some 180 expected to be approved for adoption by Canadian […]

86 kids Canada-bound as Haiti OKs adoptions

OTTAWA – Immigration Minister Jason Kenney announced Friday that Haitian authorities had given approval for Canadians to adopt Haitian children and that the first 86 children could be brought to Canada by plane as early as this weekend. “Those will be the first children to arrive here in Canada,” Kenney told the media. An aide […]