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Parties’ leaders pledge to support workers with more benefits

Sep 6 2021 — Maan Alhmidi, The Canadian Press — OTTAWA — The three main federal party leaders marked Labour Day with promises of better working conditions and more benefits for Canadian workers, along with additional supports for businesses. Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau, Conservative leader Erin O'Toole and Jagmeet Singh of the NDP all focused their campaign efforts in vote-rich Ontario, with Trudeau saying his […]

Parties’ leaders pledge to support workers with more benefits

Sep 6 2021 — Maan Alhmidi, The Canadian Press — OTTAWA — The three main federal party leaders marked Labour Day with promises of better working conditions and more benefits for Canadian workers, along with additional supports for businesses. Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau, Conservative leader Erin O'Toole and Jagmeet Singh of the NDP all focused their campaign efforts in vote-rich Ontario, with Trudeau saying his […]

Canada ramping up evacuation from Kabul with faster processing, fewer hurdles

Aug 20 2021 — Maan Alhmidi, The Canadian Press — OTTAWA — Canada will accelerate processing the families of interpreters and others who supported its mission in Afghanistan to quickly evacuate as many approved people as possible, Immigration Minister Marco Mendicino said Friday. Mendicino made the remarks as Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan confirmed that the first Canadian plane full of Afghan refugees took 188 people […]

Canada ramping up evacuation from Kabul with faster processing, fewer hurdles

Aug 20 2021 — Maan Alhmidi, The Canadian Press — OTTAWA — Canada will accelerate processing the families of interpreters and others who supported its mission in Afghanistan to quickly evacuate as many approved people as possible, Immigration Minister Marco Mendicino said Friday. Mendicino made the remarks as Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan confirmed that the first Canadian plane full of Afghan refugees took 188 people […]

Trudeau featured in new Liberal ad campaign ahead of expected election call

Aug 14 2021 — Maan Alhmidi, The Canadian Press — OTTAWA — Evidence that a federal election is on the horizon continued to mount on Saturday as the Liberal party unveiled a series of campaign-style advertisements a day before the widely anticipated vote is expected to be called.  The party's ad blitz features Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, who sources have previously indicated will visit Gov. […]

Trudeau featured in new Liberal ad campaign ahead of expected election call

Aug 14 2021 — Maan Alhmidi, The Canadian Press — OTTAWA — Evidence that a federal election is on the horizon continued to mount on Saturday as the Liberal party unveiled a series of campaign-style advertisements a day before the widely anticipated vote is expected to be called.  The party's ad blitz features Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, who sources have previously indicated will visit Gov. […]

Canada to buy 40 million Moderna COVID-19 doses in next two years: Trudeau

Aug 14 2021 — Maan Alhmidi, The Canadian Press — OTTAWA — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says Canada will buy another 40 million doses of Moderna's COVID-19 vaccine over the next two years. Trudeau tweeted about the agreement with the Massachusetts-based drugmaker, saying the deal could be extended into 2024. He says there are also options baked into the deal that would grant Ottawa access […]

Ottawa creates new regulator for immigration consultants to root out fraud

Aug 10 2021 — Maan Alhmidi, The Canadian Press — OTTAWA — The federal government is establishing a college for immigration and citizenship consultants to become the official regulator of the profession across the country. The federal Immigration Department said the college will open in November and will have the needed legal tools to investigate professional misconduct and discipline its licensees to root out immigration […]

Ottawa creates new regulator for immigration consultants to root out fraud

Aug 10 2021 — Maan Alhmidi, The Canadian Press — OTTAWA — The federal government is establishing a college for immigration and citizenship consultants to become the official regulator of the profession across the country. The federal Immigration Department said the college will open in November and will have the needed legal tools to investigate professional misconduct and discipline its licensees to root out immigration […]

Ottawa commits $321 million for residential school survivors and communities

Aug 10 2021 — Maan Alhmidi, The Canadian Press — OTTAWA — The federal government is committing $321 million in new funding for programs to help Indigenous communities search burial sites at former residential schools and to support survivors and their communities. Justice Minister David Lametti says he will appoint a special interlocutor to work with Indigenous communities and the government to propose changes to […]