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Transport Canada, headed by minister Omar Alghabra, suspended direct flights to Canada from India, a major source of international students, until Sept. 21. On Aug. 28, Transport Canada announced a ban on direct flights from Morocco to Canada until Sept. 29, which Paul Davidson says creates a significant challenge for francophone students. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade

International students struggle to come to Canada amid COVID-19 variant concerns, says Universities Canada president

The number of international students may rise this year compared to 2020, but travel restrictions related to COVID-19 variants may be a roadblock, according to Paul Davidson, the president of Universities Canada.
A commitment to affordable, high quality, accessible, and inclusive post-secondary education for all demands strong federal leadership to close the gap on Indigenous education and better serve minority language students.
Canada's biotech sector is facing a shortage of labour, with industry stakeholders looking to changes in policies related to immigration and taxes as possible solutions to attract more talent.
Opinion|By Alan Bernstein
Canada is simply too small a country to divide our efforts and resources. Perhaps one of the key benefits of a successful national life sciences strategy will be to secure that alignment of purpose across governments.
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News|By Peter Mazereeuw 4:19 PM ET
House rules say MPs have to elect a Speaker before they can reintroduce the hybrid sitting system that allows them to participate virtually.
The House of Commons will return ‘before the end of fall,’ said Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, who announced new mandatory vaccination measures to kickstart his post-election priorities.
News|By Mike Lapointe
Plus, former Liberal innovation minister Navdeep Bains has been hired by CIBC as vice-chair, global investment banking, and will officially join the bank on Oct. 4.
The Americans, even before Trump left office, realized it was in a no-win situation and began discussions with China undermining its extradition request to Canada.
At least 18 ridings saw incumbents lose their contest this election, with the most Conservatives taking the fall, at nine, followed by eight liberals, and one Green MP.
Opinion|By Scott Taylor
When it comes ramping up our collective defence forces to counter China’s burgeoning military muscle, Canada is in fact already keeping pace.
Opinion|By Gwynne Dyer
‘Containing’ China is just as much the focus of the Quadrilateral Security Dialogue as ‘containing’ the Soviet Union was when the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO) was founded 72 years ago.
Opinion|By Daniel Therrien
Laws need to be modernized to provide more flexibility in the use of personal information for legitimate business interests. But this should be done within a rights-based framework.
Liberal MPs Randy Boissonnault and George Chahal were elected in Alberta ridings in the 2021 federal election, providing the largely Conservative province with more clout in Ottawa, according to some lobbyists.
Feature|By Chloe Girvan
Ronald J. Deibert, author of Reset: Reclaiming the Internet for Civilized Society, talks about winning this year's prestigious $25,000 Writers' Trust of Canada Shaughnessy Cohen Prize for Political Writing.
Opinion|By David Crane
This is not a trivial matter. Canada faces urgent challenges. There are no easy silver bullets that will overcome our economic, social, and environmental challenges, just hard choices.
Feature|By Chloe Girvan
'I knew the story so well, but I didn’t have the full details on how the women were able to enter and shut down the House of Commons that day. It is amazing how well-organized and well-orchestrated the whole thing was.'
Opinion|By Catherine Grenier
Canada’s corporations and individuals have a major role to play in forest conservation as governments cannot do it alone.
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