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Anna Mehler Paperny

Canada will look to make more temporary migrants permanent, minister says

Oct 21 2021

TORONTO Canada may extend the deadline of a program created this year to give temporary residents working in key sectors a route to permanent residency, and is considering expanding the program's eligibility to include refugee claimants, Canada's immigration minister told Reuters on Thursday.

Canada to unveil vaccine passport plans Thursday -source

Oct 20 2021

TORONTO Canada will unveil plans on Thursday for a vaccine passport, a government source said on Wednesday, with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau laying out how the proof-of-vaccination method will be implemented.

Canada's Trudeau visits First Nations community after snubbing indigenous leader's invitation

Oct 18 2021

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Monday visited the Tk’emlúps te Secwe̓pemc community and the unmarked burial sites of indigenous children after snubbing the First Nation's invitation on Canada's first National Day for Truth and Reconciliation last month.

Court backs ruling that Canada must compensate indigenous foster children for discrimination

Sep 29 2021

(Reuters) -Canada's Federal Court on Wednesday upheld a human rights tribunal ruling ordering the Canadian government to compensate indigenous children and families in foster care for suffering discrimination.

CORRECTED-UPDATE 1-Court rules Canada must compensate indigenous foster children for discrimination

Sep 29 2021

Sept 29 A human rights tribunal ruling ordering the Canadian government to compensate indigenous children and families in foster care for discrimination should stand, a federal court decided on Wednesday.

Trudeau warns against vote split in tight Canada election

Sep 18 2021

Brooklin, Ontario (Reuters) -With the Canadian election in a dead heat two days before the Sept. 20 vote, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his Conservative rival implored supporters to stay the course and avoid vote splitting that could hand their opponent victory. | Video

Canada election in dead heat; Liberals drop candidate

Sep 18 2021

HAMILTON, Ontario, Sept 18 Canada's election is in a dead heat two days before the Sept. 20 vote, according to a new poll on Saturday, as Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his Conservative rival both campaigned in the same seat-rich region to scour up votes. The latest Sondage Leger poll conducted for the Journal de Montreal and the National Post newspapers put the Conservatives one percentage point ahead of Trudeau's Liberals, with 33% over 32%.

Canada vows to resettle Afghan interpreters, citing threat from Taliban

Jul 23 2021

TORONTO Canada announced on Friday it would resettle Afghan interpreters, embassy staff and their families amid a "dynamic and deteriorating" situation in Afghanistan, saying they had become targets for the Taliban.

Canada to welcome 'human rights defenders', including journalists, as refugees

Jul 16 2021

TORONTO, July 16 Canada is establishing a dedicated refugee stream for "human rights defenders," including journalists, who may need to seek asylum to escape persecution in their country, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Minister Marco Mendicino said on Friday.

Hunt for indigenous children's unmarked graves in Canada 'barely scratched the surface' -researcher

Jul 15 2021

TORONTO A juvenile rib, a tooth and survivors' testimony that children were dragged from their beds in the middle of the night to dig graves in an apple orchard gave clues on where to conduct the radar search that found unmarked graves of children at a former Canadian residential school, researchers said on Thursday.

Canada looks to relocate Afghan interpreters, staff amid U.S. drawdown

Jul 07 2021

TORONTO Canada is planning to take in hundreds of vulnerable Afghan interpreters, embassy staff and their families as the United States draws down its military presence in Afghanistan after two decades, a government source said on Wednesday.

Deadly Canadian heatwave eases but continues to shatter records

Jun 30 2021

WINNIPEG, Manitoba (Reuters) -Canada's deadly heatwave, the most severe on record, is moderating slightly, but still looks this week to erase high temperature marks set decades ago, a government climatologist said on Wednesday. | Video

Canada indigenous groups in nationwide hunt for more graves after new discoveries

Jun 28 2021

TORONTO (Reuters) -A second discovery this week of hundreds of unmarked graves at the site of a former Canadian residential school is giving fresh impetus to nationwide searches for more remains by indigenous groups, complicated by land rights restrictions, incomplete records and disagreements over how to honor the dead.

Canada indigenous groups in nationwide hunt for more graves after new discoveries

Jun 25 2021

TORONTO A second discovery this week of hundreds of unmarked graves at the site of a former Canadian residential school is giving fresh impetus to nationwide searches for more remains by indigenous groups, complicated by land rights restrictions, incomplete records and disagreements over how to honor the dead.

Canada indigenous groups in nationwide hunt for more graves after new discoveries

Jun 25 2021

TORONTO, June 25 A second discovery this week of hundreds of unmarked graves at the site of a former Canadian residential school is giving fresh impetus to nationwide searches for more remains by indigenous groups, complicated by land rights restrictions, incomplete records and disagreements over how to honor the dead.

Hundreds more unmarked graves found at erstwhile Canadian residential school

Jun 25 2021

(Reuters) -An indigenous group in the Canadian province of Saskatchewan on Thursday said it had found the unmarked graves of an estimated 751 people at a now-defunct Catholic residential school, just weeks after a similar, smaller discovery rocked the country. | Video

Indigenous group in Canada announces discovery of hundreds of unmarked graves

Jun 23 2021

TORONTO A Canadian indigenous group announced on Wednesday the "horrific and shocking discovery" of hundreds of unmarked graves at the site of a former residential school, just weeks after the discovery of other children's remains shook the country.

Canada vows to nearly double intake of 'protected persons' as refugee family backlog grows

Jun 18 2021

TORONTO Canada will admit more refugees and their families this year as part of its effort to tackle a global crisis, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Minister Marco Mendicino said on Friday.

No chance to be children: life in Canada's residential schools

Jun 10 2021

TORONTO Snatched up in cattle carts and by bus, tens of thousands of indigenous children taken to Canadian residential schools run mostly by the Catholic Church lived a "paramilitary" lifestyle, waking early to pray, waiting rigidly in lines and enduring regular beatings, survivors said. | Video

Canada proposes to settle indigenous lawsuit after discovery of children's remains

Jun 09 2021

TORONTO Canada has reached a proposed settlement with a group of indigenous survivors of the now-defunct residential schools for the abuse they suffered, a federal minister said on Wednesday, ending a 14-year fight for justice.

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