Durban refusal a good call

Jason Kenney, Minister of Immigration in the Conservative party cabinet, has announced that Canada will not participate in Durban III, an international conference supposedly convened to publicize and criticize human rights violations around the globe. In fact, the past two conferences have been convened almost entirely to demonize the state of Israel. Canada was the […]

Honest immigration officer returns $10K to Canada-bound Filipino

Overcoming the temptation to use the money for his cancer-stricken mother’s hospital bills, an airport immigration officer returned the $10,000 left on his desk by a Canada-bound Filipino passenger. Immigration officer Amando Amisola admitted in a radio interview Monday he was tempted to keep the <span>money</span> but eventually decided he had to do the right thing. “Honestly […]


MAJOR CANADIAN IMMIGRATION RULE CHANGES MAJOR CANADIAN IMMIGRATION RULE CHANGES On Saturday, June 26, 2010, Citizenship and Immigration Canada announced major changes to the Independent/Skilled Worker Class and to the Investor Category of the Business Class with no advance notice. A.            INDEPENDENT/SKILLED WORKER CLASS 1.            Changes a.            As of June 26, 2010, to be eligible […]

Vulcan (Alta.) rolls out grand homecoming for Spock

VULCAN, Alta. — Despite a spell of unwelcoming hail, rain and snow, Mr. Spock finally arrived in the small Alberta town of Vulcan on Friday, ending what some say has been a 10-year quest to bring the half-human, half-Vulcan home. Dressed casually in a grey sweater and black pants, a beaming Leonard Nimoy arrived without […]

Canadian ePassports to launch in 2012

Passport Canada plans to launch an ePassport in 2012, and in the meantime it wants to hear Canadians’ thoughts on the issue  including revised fees. The new passport will be little changed in appearance but will contain an electronic chip encoded with the bearer’s name, gender, and date and place of birth, as well as […]

Dollar continues to hover near par

The Canadian dollar continued to straddle parity with the U.S. currency Wednesday. Shortly after 10 am E.T., the loonie was trading at 99.97 cents U.S., up .09 of a cent from Tuesday’s close. It rose as high as 100.03 cents US earlier Wednesday, a day after it moved above parity with the greenback for the […]