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August 25, 2018 10:10 PM Grassroots Conservatives at policy convention target carbon tax, irregular migrants

The party rank-and-file also approved a motion calling for the renegotiation of the Safe Third Country Agreement, a deal with the United States governing asylum claims. The Conservatives have argued the agreement should be extended to the entire border, not simply official ports of entry, so that Canada could turn away refugees trying to enter the country 13

August 23, 2018 6:02 PM Migrant tailors stitch together new lives in Italy

Doumbia said he fled ethnic tensions in Ivory Coast only to realize that the countries to which he had fled — Mali, Algeria and then Libya — were also dangerous. He undertook the risky sea crossing in a rubber dinghy, arriving in Italy in 2016. He received papers allowing him to work while he awaits a response on his asylum request. Bakary Bamba was also born and raised 12

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

July 14, 2018 11:58 PM Italy says France, Malta will take some migrants rescued from fishing boat

Early Saturday, the migrants were taken off the boat and transferred onto a rescue vessel from the EU border patrol agency Frontex and a ship from the Italian border police. The Maltese government said Prime Minister Joseph Muscat had agreed to participate in the migrant relocation initiative, similar to one involving the Lifeline ship of a German aid group 15

June 29, 2018 10:30 AM Thea Lim’s book An Ocean of Minutes, draws on the best of old and new CanLit

In the age of widespread refugee crises, weather events, data mining, corporate greed and totalitarian politics, dystopian narratives are very much on the brain. Toronto writer Thea Lim taps into this trend with her timely debut, An Ocean of Minutes, which draws on the best of old and new CanLit traditions. The novel follows twentysomething Polly — a furniture 21

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

June 25, 2018 12:30 PM Italy’s interior minister vows to help Libya stem flow of migrants

TRIPOLI, LIBYA—Italy’s firebrand interior minister vowed on Monday to do everything possible to help Libya stem the flow of migrants and develop itself commercially, saying Italy wants Europe to view its former colony as a “great opportunity” and not a problem. Matteo Salvini made his first official visit abroad to Tripoli, Libya’s capital, to hammer 16

June 16, 2018 12:02 PM Spain saves 933 migrants, prepares to receive Aquarius boat

Prepares to receive another 630 migrants after Italy and Malta refuse to let aid boat land Spain's maritime rescue service says it has saved 933 people and recovered four bodies from dozens of migrant boats attempting the perilous crossing of the Mediterranean Sea over the past two days. The service said Saturday that it pulled the migrants from a total 20

June 15, 2018 8:16 AM Italy PM meets French leader amid tensions over migration

Macron called Italy's decision to close border to a migrant rescue ship 'irresponsible' French President Emmanuel Macron and new Italian Premier Giuseppe Conte meet Friday amid tensions between the two countries over migration. Conte, who heads a populist government, will have a working lunch with the pro-European Macron at the Elysee palace. They will then hold a joint 89

May 30, 2018 3:44 PM Paris migrant camp that contained hundreds is cleared out

Some 28,000 have been removed from contentious Paris camps in last 3 years, but arrivals continue Police on Wednesday cleared out about 1,000 people from the largest makeshift migrant camp in the French capital that became a focal point in France's immigration debate. The mainly African migrants were moved out of their tent camp along a canal used by joggers 46