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September 16, 2018 4:43 PM Women lead trucking industry charge to get more female big-riggers behind wheel

Linda Young, head of human resources for Winnipeg-based Bison Transport, chairs the trucking HR association’s Women With Drive initiative. Launched in 2016, it aims to raise the number of women entering the 18-wheeler workforce through awareness campaigns and resources for employers. “In the last two years it has gotten worse,” Young said. “This year in particular 18

September 7, 2018 10:09 PM Quebec’s Coalition leader promises to expel immigrants who fail to learn French

Legault’s proposal was panned by Liberal Leader Philippe Couillard, who accused his rival of fear-mongering and wanting to “break up families.” He argued that Quebec’s immigration policy has been a success, noting that about 50 per cent of all jobs in recent years have been filled by immigrants. “Immigrants are learning French, and you know where they learn 22

August 22, 2018 5:10 PM Bernier should decide if he wants Trudeau to win next election, Rempel says

Rempel, the Conservative immigration critic, today unveiled her party’s policy platform on immigration, as well as plans for a national tour to hear Canadian views on the subject. But try as she might to focus the discussion on policy, Rempel and fellow Tory MP Gerard Deltell were instead peppered with questions about Bernier’s latest brazen display 13

August 20, 2018 12:27 AM Trudeau says 2019 Canada election is fight against polarization

OTTAWA—Justin Trudeau said the 2019 Canadian election will be a contrast between his Liberal Party’s push for a cleaner environment and fighting inequality, and Conservatives who’ll attempt to exploit divisions created by a global wave of populism. The prime minister made the remarks late Sunday afternoon in his home district in Montreal, turning attention 13

August 1, 2018 8:52 PM Migrant toddler reportedly dies after leaving ICE facility

“Without a name or more specific information, we are unable to research this allegation,” ICE spokesperson Danielle Bennett said in a statement. “That doesn’t make the allegation true, just impossible to refute.” Dilley, officially known as the South Texas Family Residential Center, is the largest of ICE’s three family detention centres, with a capacity 21

July 31, 2018 11:50 PM Federal government stalls on the release of a new Canadian citizenship guide that was intended to launch last year

OTTAWA—It’s been more than two years since work began on revising the controversial study guide for Canada’s citizenship test, but the federal government says it needs more time to work on the publication and has no set timeline for release. Internal emails from the Immigration department dating back to 2016 show officials were hoping the launch of the new guide 17

July 26, 2018 5:19 PM Ontario formally requests $200 million from Ottawa to deal with asylum seekers

MacLeod warned Ottawa earlier this week while appearing before a House of Commons immigration committee that the request would be made. MacLeod says the $200-million figure breaks down as follows: $74 million for shelter costs for the City of Toronto, $12 million for shelter costs for the City of Ottawa, $90 million for social assistance costs her ministry 19

July 22, 2018 12:58 AM First she was accused of being a ‘sex spy’ for Russia. Now she faces a new battle to stay in Canada

Elena Crenna and her Canadian husband were thrilled when a federal tribunal ruled she was not a “sex spy” for Russia and should be cleared for permanent residency in Canada. “We were relieved that sanity finally prevailed. We were jubilant,” Crenna said of the immigration tribunal’s decision in May. “We even went on a trip to visit my son in the States 15

July 17, 2018 4:45 PM ‘I didn’t know how to refuse’: Two survivors share stories of sexual assault in U.S. immigration detention centres

“He grabbed my breasts … He put his hands in my pants and he touched my private parts,” she said. “He touched me again inside the van, and my hands were tied. And he started masturbating.” In 2014, a 19-year-old asylum seeker, “E.D.,” was staying in a family detention centre in Pennsylvania with her 3-year-old son. A few months into her seven-month stay, she was sexually 13

June 28, 2018 12:50 PM Melania Trump expected to visit immigration centres as she heads back toward U.S.-Mexico border

WASHINGTON — Melania Trump is heading back toward the southern border of the United States. And this time, she’s not wearing any particular message. The first lady boarded her plane wearing a black shirt and white slacks for the flight. She was expected to visit centres Thursday housing migrants apprehended at the U.S.-Mexico border. The visit comes 20