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Immigration Minister Ahmed Hussen says 'unlike the other political parties,' the Liberals immigration planning and levels are open, and will reach or exceed one per cent of Canada's population in the final year of their current three-year plan. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade

OECD praise of ‘model’ skilled labour track system a rejection of anti-immigrant stereotypes, says Kwan

News|By Mike Lapointe
The Conservatives are trying to maintain 'the greatest level of flexibility' they can by avoiding outlining specific immigration targets leading up to the election, says pollster Nik Nanos.
Opinion|By Scott Taylor
Forbidding members from displaying symbolic tattoos will prevent future embarrassment for the institution, but it does not remove the criminals or white supremacists from the military.
Opinion|By Les Whittington
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s Liberals promised in 2015 to take handguns and assault weapons ‘off our streets,’ but have made only limited progress in the face of strong opposition.
Like so many issues in modern Canada, what is important in rural communities takes a back seat to the big cities’ priorities.
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Opinion|By Ali Mirzad
If 19 years has taught us anything, shoving more money in that quicksand of a country isn’t going to fix it or stop the persecution of the Hazaras.
News|By Abbas Rana
Liberal MP Eva Nassif was confident, until recently, that she would be officially nominated as the party's candidate. On Thursday night, she announced she wouldn't be seeking a second term.
Service providers and their clients are at risk of criminalization unless there is a federal exemption that protects them from prosecution for drug possession.
News|By Beatrice Paez
Liberal MP Steve MacKinnon, who spoke for all but one Liberal on the committee, says a comprehensive account on the affair is already in the public record, pointing to 13 hours of committee testimony and the commissioner
News|By Palak Mangat
A new report on youth political engagement in Canada suggests, based on several measures, younger voters may be more engaged than their older cohorts.
Political scandals can now be charted on a graph from detonation to amplification to stoking to fallout. There was one in 2008 that took a different turn.
The Manitoba Progressive Conservatives are projected to win another majority government, which would be a boon to the federal Conservative campaign.
News|By Mike Lapointe
A number of unions have registered as third party advertisers in the lead up to the October election, but PSAC, PIPSC and CUPW, all big spenders in 2015, haven't locked down their exact spending goals yet.
The 10-member Association of Southeast Asian Nations began exploratory trade agreements talks with Canada in 2017, but giving it more attention is a challenge, says Abdul Kadir Jailani.
'We have a lot of candidates running in rural ridings, and we know that in certain areas there is big support for Bill 21,' says deputy leader Daniel Green.
While opposition MPs say the ‘naming and shaming’ approach is no longer enough, others say political accountability should remain with Parliament and the public.
Opinion|By Tim Powers
The problem for Justin Trudeau is this pattern of behaviour plays into the Liberal Party of Canada’s greatest vulnerability with the electorate: the sense that Liberals act in their own self-interest. Rules be damned.
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