Tory MPs say journalist’s tweet incites violence

Conservative MPs have asked the parliamentary press gallery to revoke a freelance reporter’s access to the Hill after he posted a tweet they saw as a threat that could incite violence against politicians. The controversy stemmed from Saskatchewan MP Garnett Genuis’ reference to British band Queen during Question Time Wednesday, as a dig at Prime … Read more

Canadian immigration minister leaves door open to extend Afghan resettlement programs

With Canada halfway through its pledge to resettle 40,000 Afghan refugees, Immigration Secretary Sean Fraser says he doesn’t rule out lifting the current limit and welcoming more people to this country. But right now, he says, he is targeting the 8,500 people Canada has already promised refuge to who remain trapped in Taliban-controlled Afghanistan. “If … Read more

Satwinder Singh, 28, dies from injuries sustained in Milton shooting

Satwinder Singh, one of the victims of Monday’s shooting, has died in hospital, according to Halton Regional Police. Monday’s shooting resulted in the death of Toronto Police Const. Andrew Hong, 48, and Shakeel Ashraf, 38, a mechanic who owned MK Auto Repairs. Three others, including Singh, were injured. The gunman was later shot dead by … Read more

Her family fled the Taliban.

Naik Arbabzada races against time to get her sister’s family to Canada. The Afghan-Canadian woman raised the money, did the paperwork and found a partner organization to help her make it happen. But now, on the eve of pulling them out of the shadows of the Taliban and the authorities in Tajikistan, she has overcome … Read more

A teenager helped translate for her mother with the police, legal aid and social services. Her account exposes barriers immigrant women face as they escape domestic violence

Even as a young teenager, Zoe Budai often had to shoulder the responsibility of being her mother’s translator in the tumultuous years leading up to her death. Budai’s mother, Henrietta Viski, was murdered in June and Budai’s father, Viski’s estranged partner, has been charged with murder. A newcomer to Canada from Hungary, Viski, a mother … Read more

Hongkongers come to Canada in their thousands. Some are afraid they can’t stay

It was during pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong in 2019 that the couple met and eventually began their life together. Now they fear they will be jailed if they return. The two have been living in Ontario for more than a year, thanks to an open work permit program Canada started last year specifically for … Read more