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Video: Health Minister explains how health checks will work for refugees

The Liberal government says it will not meet its Dec. 31 deadline to resettle 25,000 Syrian refugees. But Health Minister Jane Philpott says the new February deadline incorporates security and health screening concerns …read more

Source:: The Globe and Mail, Politics


Video: Goodale promises 'robust' overseas screening of Syrian refugees

Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale says Syrian refugees will undergo “multi-layered” security screening overseas before coming to Canada. Conservative MP Michelle Rempel says the opposition hopes for more details on the process …read more

Source:: The Globe and Mail, Politics


Canada has a proud history of doing the right thing for refugees

By John McCallum John McCallum is the Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship …read more

Source:: The Globe and Mail, Debate


Video: Immigration Minister says goal is doing refugee resettlement 'fast, but right'

Immigration Minister John McCallum says arranging housing was a factor in extending the deadline to resettle Syrian refugees. Health Minister Jane Philpott adds getting people to their host communities quickly was a key concern …read more

Source:: The Globe and Mail, Politics


Justin Trudeau meeting Queen, Cameron in London

By Bruce Cheadle – The Canadian Press Trudeau has a bit of history with the Queen, having met the now 89-year-old monarch as a young child in the late 1970s when his father Pierre Trudeau was Canada’s prime minister …read more

Source:: Toronto Star


Quebec to unveil plan for bringing in thousands of Syrian refugees

By CBC News Quebec Immigration Minister Kathleen Weil and Public Security Minister Pierre Moreau will outline the province’s plan for Syrian refugees this morning. Watch the news conference live here at 9:15 a.m. ET. …read more

Source:: CBC News, Canada


Swiss niqab law carries $13,000 fine, and other reasons to fear for humanity

By Kelly McParland 1. Swiss niqab law comes with $13,000 fine
.(THE GAZETTE/ Allen McInnis)In Switzerland, this would cost plenty
Where has Stephen Harper been since he left Ottawa? Maybe he’s been consulting in Switzerland, where the regional government of Ticino has introduced fines of up to $13,000 for women (or presumably men too) wearing a burka or niqab in public. It’s a security measure, see? And it’s not the result of conniving politicians, but stems from Switzerland’s system of …read more

Source:: Full Comment, National Post


Politics Notebook: As Trudeau visits Queen, 10 facts about Canada and Britain

Plus: Ottawa dials down refugee resettlement plan; ‘tense situation’ between Turkey and Russia over plane shot down …read more

Source:: The Globe and Mail, Politics


Trudeau renews acquaintances with Queen in first meeting as PM

Trudeau met Queen several times as a child when father Pierre was prime minister, recalls her being “lovely and gracious” …read more

Source:: The Globe and Mail, Politics


Maple Leaf Foods to cut more than 400 salaried jobs

By The Canadian Press Maple Leaf Foods is cutting more than 400 salaried jobs in a move to trim costs and streamline the organization. …read more

Source:: CBC News, Canada


Private sponsors disappointed by delayed refugee deadline

By JANE TABER Team Everest just one of several groups facing uncertainty – and financial pressure – following government’s decision …read more

Source:: The Globe and Mail, Politics


Mona Eltahawy: The list of ‘disappeared’ keeps growing. Egypt now holds 40,000 political prisoners

By Mona Eltahawy, The New York Times These are grim times in Egypt. The country is still absorbing the news of the downing of the Russian airliner that killed 224 people last month. But to many, the tears of 23-year-old Esraa el-Taweel most poignantly captured the grinding misery of life under the military-backed regime of President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi.
Taweel, a photojournalist and student, was shot in the back in 2014 when police dispersed a protest to mark the third anniversary of the …read more

Source:: Full Comment, National Post


National Post View: Borrowing is not stealing. We could use more ‘cultural appropriation,’ not less

By National Post View It might seem a ridiculous waste of time to argue against banning yoga on campus as “cultural appropriation.” The real task is explaining how people could get so bent out of shape at yoga rather than in it. The answer is to take a chronically dyspeptic disposition, add a hefty dose of politically correct hostility to Western civilization, remove spines and shake.
The current uproar on North American campuses is odd considering how materially comfortable and …read more

Source:: Full Comment, National Post


Trudeau in London to meet Queen, U.K. PM David Cameron

By Margo McDiarmid Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is at Buckingham Palace this morning for a meeting with Queen Elizabeth in the first stop of a one-week international trip. He will also meet with U.K. Prime Minister David Cameron. …read more

Source:: CBC Politics


Why easing marijuana laws is a good first step

By MISHA GLENNY Trudeau’s pledge to regulate and legalize pot is a beacon for other countries, where the war on drugs is taking a terrible toll …read more

Source:: The Globe and Mail, Debate


Paris terror attacks strain Quebec’s pacifist tradition

By LYSIANE GAGNON A recent poll showed that 60 per cent of the province’s population is against the idea of receiving a large influx of refugees …read more

Source:: The Globe and Mail, Debate


Trudeau under pressure to detail Canada's new role in fight against IS

By CAMPBELL CLARK New PM will face some scrutiny from foreign leaders over his pledge to step up Canada’s contribution to fighting the Islamic State …read more

Source:: The Globe and Mail, Politics


Nov. 25: Preventing doctors’ suicides, and other letters to the editor

Letters to the Editor should be exclusive to The Globe and Mail. Include your name, address and daytime phone number. Try to keep letters to fewer than 150 words. Letters may be edited for length and clarity. E-mail: …read more

Source:: The Globe and Mail, Debate


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