Critics press Ottawa for visitor-visa appeals process

  When Panita Chumchantha decided to tie the knot this past September, she wanted her Thai roots represented at her Canadian wedding. The 31-year-old, who was adopted by a Canadian family years ago, longed to have her biological sister fly over from Thailand for her special day. But the wish went unfulfilled: her sister was […]

Pan Am Games could pay a dividend for the arts

                  Now that Toronto has won its bid to host the Pan Am Games in 2015, it’s time for the city’s arts leaders to seize a rare opportunity. Athletics may be at its core, but this event can be about much more. It can be the occasion […]

Toronto wins 2015 Pan Am Games

Finally, Toronto is a winner, awarded the 2015 Pan Am Games on a first-ballot vote Friday. The victory seems all the more sweet since the city and region have lost two Olympic bids, two Commonwealth Games bids in Hamilton and couldn’t even get a bid for the world expo off the ground. “Our commitment, our […]

Minister Kenney Announces Appointment and Reappointments to the Immigration and Refugee Board of Can

One appointment and three reappointments to the Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada (IRB) were announced today by Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism Minister Jason Kenney. “This government is committed to delivering on our promise to fill vacancies on the Board with qualified individuals as quickly as possible after vacancies arise,” said Minister Kenney. Luella Gaultier […]

Newcomers to Canada benefit from the Library Settlement Partnership at Ottawa Public Library

  Ottawa Public Library (OPL) staff, along with partners from Citizenship and Immigration Canada and various settlement agencies, celebrated the Library Settlement Partnerships (LSP) program, a service now available at the OPL that will help newcomers to Ottawa more successfully settle and integrate into their new home. Made possible through a three-way partnership between Citizenship […]

Indian police uncover fake Canadian visa scam

Anil Kumar allegedly heads a ring that may have cheated victims out of more than $650,000. TORONTO STAR/NEW DELHI POLICE New Delhi – Indian police say they have cracked a ring of criminals who conspired to operate one of the biggest fake visa scams in years involving Canada. The alleged crooks lurked on the leafy […]