A refugee from Ghana who lost all his fingers to frostbite crossing irregularly into Canada made an impassioned plea to MPs on Thursday, May 9, 2019, to scrap proposed new asylum-seeker rules the Liberals want to turn into law.
A group of Canadian women's organizations has called on Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to withdraw controversial changes to asylum laws in his government's omnibus budget bill because of the harm they would cause to women targeted by harsh U.S. immigration policies.
Women who are victims of violence are being turned away from shelters across Canada due to a chronic lack of resources and funding, according to two new national studies, including one by the House of Commons committee on the status of women.
The man who won the most seats in P.E.I.'s provincial election Tuesday says he does not expect to seek a formal coalition agreement with the Greens or Liberals, and his Tories will forge ahead as a minority government.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is defending controversial changes to asylum laws included in an omnibus budget bill tabled this week, saying his government wants to ensure Canada's refugee system is fair for everyone.
Lawyers and advocates who work directly with refugees say they are dismayed by proposed changes to asylum laws included in the Liberals' new budget bill, calling them a devastating attack on refugee rights in Canada.
Canada's work to make gender equality a centrepiece of its G7 presidency last year has been adopted by French President Emmanuel Macron, who has pledged that combating inequality — particularly gender inequity — will be a priority as France takes the lead in the international body this year.
Three years after the explosive Panama Papers leak, Canada's tax agency has identified nearly 900 Canadian people and corporate entities in the papers and five criminal investigations are underway, but so far no charges have been laid.