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City of Toronto update on COVID-19 cases and enforcement

2-May-2020: The City of Toronto continues to respond to COVID-19. Residents are reminded of the importance of reducing all contact with others as much as possible and staying home except for essential outings to help stop the community spread of the deadly virus. As of this afternoon, there are 5,967 cases of COVID-19 in Toronto....

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Canada to continue immigration increases, Mendicino announces

OTTAWA — The federal government is continuing with slight increases to the number of immigrants Canada will accept over the next three years. Federal Immigration Minister Marco Mendicino released the planned immigration levels from this year until 2022 today. He says Canada will admit 341,000 people in 2020, 351,000 next year and 361,000 in 2022....

Scheer takes Conservative campaign close to notorious Quebec border crossing
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Scheer takes Conservative campaign close to notorious Quebec border crossing

OTTAWA — The Conservatives aren’t saying whether they’re talking about immigration and the border on the federal campaign trail today, but leader Andrew Scheer is gathering reporters for a field trip starting just a couple of kilometres from the spot in Quebec where thousands of irregular migrants have crossed into Canada. His election tour is...

Canada’s Immigration Minister Ahmed Hussen talks about success of provincial pilot programs and waiving Canadian citizenship fees
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Canada’s Immigration Minister Ahmed Hussen talks about success of provincial pilot programs and waiving Canadian citizenship fees

2019 October 3, Toronto: In a privileged one-on-one interview on October 3, 2019, Canada’s Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship, Hon. Ahmed Hussen, of the Liberal Party, presented priorities should Canadian voters return them to power on October 21. The priorities are: Launching of “Municipal Nominee Program;” Proposal for making Atlantic Immigration Pilot permanent; and Waiving...

Phil Department of Affairs (DFA)  launches Facebook page to help distressed OFWs
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Phil Department of Affairs (DFA) launches Facebook page to help distressed OFWs

MANILA — The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) on Tuesday launched the official “OFW Help” page on Facebook to provide distressed overseas Filipino workers with a new system to reach the government and request for emergency assistance. The “OFW Help” Facebook page, managed by the DFA-Office of the Undersecretary for Migrant Workers’ Affairs (OUMWA), seeks to assist undocumented or irregular...

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Ottawa gives Quebec $250 million to cover costs related to asylum seeker influx

QUEBEC — The federal government is giving Quebec $250 million in compensation for costs the province incurred following the influx of asylum seekers across the U.S. border. Quebec’s immigration minister said today the federal money completely covers the province’s expenses in connection with the thousands of people who crossed irregularly from the United States in 2017 and 2018....

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Ontario needs a regional immigration strategy, new report suggests

TORONTO — Ontario’s small communities could benefit from the influx of immigrants that are disproportionately settling in the Greater Toronto Area, a new report said Thursday as it urged all levels of government to address the imbalance. The study from the Conference Board of Canada said the number of newcomers settling in Ontario last year starkly...