National Newswatch

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 […]

Canada to receive 2.3 million COVID-19 vaccine doses this week

Aug 2 2021 — Maan Alhmidi, The Canadian Press — OTTAWA — The federal government is expecting to receive more than 2.3 million doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine this week, as public health officials brace for a potential fourth wave of infections. Ottawa has already received more than 66 million COVID-19 vaccine doses, enough to fully immunize all eligible Canadians. As of Tuesday, the […]