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Over 190 countries agree on global compact on safe migration
By Vancouver Sun |
More than 190 countries agreed on a global compact to promote safe and orderly migration and reduce human smuggling and trafficking Friday, culminating lengthy negotiations on the often contentious issue that were boycotted by the United States. (more…)
Drowning deaths renew calls for newcomer swim classes
By CBC News |
The drowning deaths of two newcomers to Canada last week has an immigrant from Somalia worried about his own family’s safety around the water. (more…)
The trouble with diversity journalism
By Douglas Todd, Vancouver Sun |
I’ve been covering ethnic, religious, sexual orientation and other so-called diversity issues most of my newspaper career.
I’ve always been curious about different people, world views and cultures, aiming to report on them with fairness, balance and respect; embracing pluralism, while also probing for that elusive journalistic objective known as truth.
Diversity journalism has now become a big thing. Along with it has come a cadre of people who make a living telling others how to handle difference and social exclusion. The goal is positive, but there is often a strong ideological component, with prefabricated morality.
The diversity industry has now made its way into journalism. Not only in North America. Last year, I took part in a conference of the International Association of Religion Journalists in Indonesia, where most students in attendance were taking courses in “diversity journalism.” (more…)
BC PNP Tech Pilot
By WelcomeBC |
The B.C. technology sector is a major driver of economic growth in the province, with tech employment at its highest level ever recorded. The demand for talent in B.C.’s tech sector is increasing faster than the supply. (more…)
Temporary Resident Visa refusals on the rise, says new report
By Canadian News Bulletin |
Globe and Mail newspaper says refusal rate reached 26% in 2017, up from 18% in 2012 (more…)
U.S. government must reunite separated migrant families or face penalties: federal judge
By Globe and Mail |
The U.S. government must rapidly reunite 63 children under the age of five who were separated by immigration officials after crossing into the United States from Mexico, or face penalties, a judge said on Tuesday. (more…)
International immigration drives B.C. population gain
By Bryan Yu, Business in Vancouver |
B.C. population growth remained solid during the first quarter despite continued sluggishness in net interprovincial migration. (more…)
Canada’s Expanded Biometrics Program To Take Effect On July 31, 2018
By Borden Lander Gervais |
The stated goal of the new regime is to make legitimate travel to Canada easier while protecting national security, preventing identity fraud and increasing information sharing. (more…)
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