The asylum seekers arrive about a dozen by the hour at the end of a quiet country road in upstate New York, hopping out of taxis, extended passenger vans and private vehicles. They appear to range in age from seven months to 70 years, but they count more very young people than old.Read more
My letter to Minister Joly calling for her to set aside the CRTC’s decisions on the renewal of French-language and English-language television licences so that the independent television sector—in both official languages—can prosper and contribute to Canada's economic and cultural growth.Read more
The mayor of Vegreville, Alta. says he's been given new energy in his battle with the Liberal government over the planned closure of an immigration and refugee processing centre.
Conservative and NDP MPs have pledged to unite in their efforts to aid Mayor Myron Hayduk's cause.
The federal government plans to move the centre from Vegreville to Edmonton in 2018 and take about 230 jobs with it.Read more
On July 20, NDP Immigration Critic Jenny Kwan organized a press conference in Toronto to decry the backlog of 44,000 permanent residency applications submitted by live-in caregivers that have yet to be processed. Accompanied by caregivers and migrant advocates, Kwan argued that the Liberal government's continued apathy when it comes to the plight of caregivers, many of whom have been separated from their families for years, is "inhumane and indefensible."Read more
NDP MP Jenny Kwan demands immediate government action to eliminate injustices faced by live-in caregivers in Canada
TORONTO – MP Jenny Kwan (Vancouver East), NDP Critic for Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship, is calling on the federal government to take immediate action to end the injustice and hardships experienced by 40,000 live-in caregivers due to backlogs, processing delays, and separation from their family for long periods of time.Read more