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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 […]

Refugee wannabe wants more time.

Randy Quaid needs more time to review bulging Canadian government files on him that are already eight-centimetres thick, an immigration hearing was told Tuesday. Quaid’s Vancouver lawyer, Catherine Sas, said the number of pages is growing so rapidly she can’t keep up. “The government’s disclosure has been voluminous,” said Sas. The government, which wants to […]

Immigration minister says program to bring Afghan translators could be extended

CALGARY – Ottawa may extend its fast-track immigration policy for Afghan translators who help the Canadian Armed Forces and aid workers in Kandahar if troops remain in Afghanistan beyond 2011. Citizenship and Immigration Minister Jason Kenney said Friday it would make sense to continue the program for as long as such translators work with Canadians. […]

Trinity Bellwoods no longer official G20 protest site

Summit officials have abandoned Trinity Bellwoods Park as the G20’s official demonstration area, but at least one group still plans to rally there in June. In an about-face Thursday, the G20’s Integrated Security Unit announced it will be moving the protest zone, explaining the change as a response to complaints from area residents and consultations […]

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 […]

Harper tours Canada’s relief operation in Haiti

Prime Minister Stephen Harper today got a primer from Canadian troops on what they’re doing in earthquake-shattered Haiti. What he saw in the small city of 40,000, on the south coast of the country, was an area largely stabilized by the work of Canadian soldiers and medics. Harper, wearing khakis and a long-sleeve shirt, appeared […]