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Immigration Minister Marc Miller has said there’s a lack of consensus in Canada—and the Liberal caucus—about giving status to some undocumented people. But many Canadians support regularization, write Debbie Douglas, Amy Go, Samina Sami, and Samya Hasan. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Immigration Minister Marc Miller has said there’s a lack of consensus in Canada—and the Liberal caucus—about giving status to some undocumented people. But many Canadians support regularization, write Debbie Douglas, Amy Go, Samina Sami, and Samya Hasan. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY YOGENDRA SHAKYA, AXELLE JANCZUR | April 29, 2024
Immigration Minister Marc Miller holds a press conference in the National Press Theatre on Feb. 29. It is time for Canada to build a truly inclusive immigration framework that promotes the dignity and well-being of all migrants, regardless of their status, write Yogendra Shakya and Axelle Janczur. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY YOGENDRA SHAKYA, AXELLE JANCZUR | April 29, 2024
Opinion | BY YOGENDRA SHAKYA, AXELLE JANCZUR | April 29, 2024
Immigration Minister Marc Miller holds a press conference in the National Press Theatre on Feb. 29. It is time for Canada to build a truly inclusive immigration framework that promotes the dignity and well-being of all migrants, regardless of their status, write Yogendra Shakya and Axelle Janczur. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Immigration Minister Marc Miller, left, and Housing Minister Sean Fraser. Walking the extra mile to provide a warm welcome is in the DNA of communities across the country, but we need more leadership from the federal government, write Emilio Rodriguez and Allan Reesor-McDowell. The Hill Times photographs by Andrew Meade
Immigration Minister Marc Miller, left, and Housing Minister Sean Fraser. Walking the extra mile to provide a warm welcome is in the DNA of communities across the country, but we need more leadership from the federal government, write Emilio Rodriguez and Allan Reesor-McDowell. The Hill Times photographs by Andrew Meade
News | BY NEIL MOSS | July 26, 2023
Farouq Samim, left, and Jacques Shore, right, as part of Operation Abraham have brought nearly 100 Afghan refugees to safety in Canada, including Pardis Haidary. The Hill Times photograph by Sam Garcia
News | BY NEIL MOSS | July 26, 2023
News | BY NEIL MOSS | July 26, 2023
Farouq Samim, left, and Jacques Shore, right, as part of Operation Abraham have brought nearly 100 Afghan refugees to safety in Canada, including Pardis Haidary. The Hill Times photograph by Sam Garcia
Opinion | BY ERICA IFILL | July 26, 2023
Deputy Prime Minister Chrystia Freeland’s rejection of a request for funding from the City of Toronto is the latest example of her government choosing favourites and leaving overstretched cities to take up the slack on assisting refugees. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY ERICA IFILL | July 26, 2023
Opinion | BY ERICA IFILL | July 26, 2023
Deputy Prime Minister Chrystia Freeland’s rejection of a request for funding from the City of Toronto is the latest example of her government choosing favourites and leaving overstretched cities to take up the slack on assisting refugees. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY EDITORIAL | July 19, 2023
A wildfire burns southeast of Edson, Alta. Canadians’ attention to climate change can’t fade once the flames get put out. Photograph courtesy of the Government of Alberta
Opinion | BY EDITORIAL | July 19, 2023
Opinion | BY EDITORIAL | July 19, 2023
A wildfire burns southeast of Edson, Alta. Canadians’ attention to climate change can’t fade once the flames get put out. Photograph courtesy of the Government of Alberta
News | BY TAYLOR O’BRIEN | May 9, 2023
Liberal MP Arielle Kayabaga, left, Conservative MP Greg McLean, and Liberal MP Charles Sousa have all been in contact with constituents who are attempting to navigate the murky situation for their loved ones in Sudan. The Hill Times photographs by Andrew Meade
News | BY TAYLOR O’BRIEN | May 9, 2023
News | BY TAYLOR O’BRIEN | May 9, 2023
Liberal MP Arielle Kayabaga, left, Conservative MP Greg McLean, and Liberal MP Charles Sousa have all been in contact with constituents who are attempting to navigate the murky situation for their loved ones in Sudan. The Hill Times photographs by Andrew Meade
News | BY NEIL MOSS | April 5, 2023
The Special House Committee on Afghanistan, which was chaired by Liberal MP Sukh Dhaliwal, centre, would have been better served if the government was more co-operative in providing documents, say Conservative MP Alex Ruff, left, and NDP MP Jenny Kwan, right. Photograph courtesy of Twitter and The Hill Times photographs by Andrew Meade
News | BY NEIL MOSS | April 5, 2023
News | BY NEIL MOSS | April 5, 2023
The Special House Committee on Afghanistan, which was chaired by Liberal MP Sukh Dhaliwal, centre, would have been better served if the government was more co-operative in providing documents, say Conservative MP Alex Ruff, left, and NDP MP Jenny Kwan, right. Photograph courtesy of Twitter and The Hill Times photographs by Andrew Meade
News | BY STUART BENSON | March 29, 2023
Although only announced last week, Immigration Minister Sean Fraser signed the expanded Safe Third Country Agreement with the United States one year ago on March 29, 2022. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
News | BY STUART BENSON | March 29, 2023
News | BY STUART BENSON | March 29, 2023
Although only announced last week, Immigration Minister Sean Fraser signed the expanded Safe Third Country Agreement with the United States one year ago on March 29, 2022. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY BHAGWANT SANDHU | March 16, 2023
In February, Conservative Leader Pierre Poilievre gave the government one month to stop illegal migrants from crossing through Quebec’s Roxham Road border crossing, but that demand is no longer his focus with other issues more damaging to the Liberals in his sight line. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY BHAGWANT SANDHU | March 16, 2023
Opinion | BY BHAGWANT SANDHU | March 16, 2023
In February, Conservative Leader Pierre Poilievre gave the government one month to stop illegal migrants from crossing through Quebec’s Roxham Road border crossing, but that demand is no longer his focus with other issues more damaging to the Liberals in his sight line. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
News | BY STUART BENSON | March 1, 2023
The Canada Border Services Agency says it expects an additional 70,000 asylum claimants to enter Quebec through Roxham Road in 2023. Photograph courtesy of Wikimedia Commons
News | BY STUART BENSON | March 1, 2023
News | BY STUART BENSON | March 1, 2023
The Canada Border Services Agency says it expects an additional 70,000 asylum claimants to enter Quebec through Roxham Road in 2023. Photograph courtesy of Wikimedia Commons
News | BY NEIL MOSS | February 15, 2023
Shortly after the Feb. 6 earthquake in Turkey and Syria, International Development Minister Harjit Sajjan announced Canada would contribute $10-million in humanitarian assistance to address the crisis. The Hill Times photograph by Sam Garcia
News | BY NEIL MOSS | February 15, 2023
News | BY NEIL MOSS | February 15, 2023
Shortly after the Feb. 6 earthquake in Turkey and Syria, International Development Minister Harjit Sajjan announced Canada would contribute $10-million in humanitarian assistance to address the crisis. The Hill Times photograph by Sam Garcia
Opinion | BY EDITORIAL | February 13, 2023
Immigration Minister Sean Fraser's response to criticism that the government has been slow to move the 40,000 refugees it committed to bringing to Canada has been consistent: the situation on the ground in Afghanistan is challenging. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY EDITORIAL | February 13, 2023
Opinion | BY EDITORIAL | February 13, 2023
Immigration Minister Sean Fraser's response to criticism that the government has been slow to move the 40,000 refugees it committed to bringing to Canada has been consistent: the situation on the ground in Afghanistan is challenging. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
News | BY NEIL MOSS | February 8, 2023
Liberal MP Sameer Zuberi's private member's motion passed unanimously 322-0 on Feb. 1, calling on the government to resettle 10,000 Uyghur and other Turkic Muslims by 2026. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
News | BY NEIL MOSS | February 8, 2023
News | BY NEIL MOSS | February 8, 2023
Liberal MP Sameer Zuberi's private member's motion passed unanimously 322-0 on Feb. 1, calling on the government to resettle 10,000 Uyghur and other Turkic Muslims by 2026. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY LETTA TAYLER | December 26, 2022
As the new year approaches, families of Canadians unlawfully detained in dire conditions in northeast Syria are anxiously awaiting Jan. 6. That’s when a court in Canada will resume hearings on whether the government has violated the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms by not repatriating their loved ones from the war-wracked region. Photograph courtesy of Human Rights Watch
Opinion | BY LETTA TAYLER | December 26, 2022
Opinion | BY LETTA TAYLER | December 26, 2022
As the new year approaches, families of Canadians unlawfully detained in dire conditions in northeast Syria are anxiously awaiting Jan. 6. That’s when a court in Canada will resume hearings on whether the government has violated the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms by not repatriating their loved ones from the war-wracked region. Photograph courtesy of Human Rights Watch
Opinion | BY GWYNNE DYER | August 25, 2022
An estimated 5,000 people protested in Ottawa on Sept. 27, 2019, calling for more aggressive measures to mitigate climate change. The UN estimates that 1.5 billion people may be forced to move in the next 30 years due to climate change, writes Gwynne Dyer. The Hill Times photograph by Sam Garcia
Opinion | BY GWYNNE DYER | August 25, 2022
Opinion | BY GWYNNE DYER | August 25, 2022
An estimated 5,000 people protested in Ottawa on Sept. 27, 2019, calling for more aggressive measures to mitigate climate change. The UN estimates that 1.5 billion people may be forced to move in the next 30 years due to climate change, writes Gwynne Dyer. The Hill Times photograph by Sam Garcia
Opinion | BY HERMONA KULUBERHAN | August 10, 2022
When Immigration Minister Sean Fraser announced measures in March that would fast-track the arrival of an unlimited number of Ukrainian asylum seekers, many wondered why the same quick action couldn’t be taken for the refugees who have languished in the system for years, writes Hermona Kuluberhan. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY HERMONA KULUBERHAN | August 10, 2022
Opinion | BY HERMONA KULUBERHAN | August 10, 2022
When Immigration Minister Sean Fraser announced measures in March that would fast-track the arrival of an unlimited number of Ukrainian asylum seekers, many wondered why the same quick action couldn’t be taken for the refugees who have languished in the system for years, writes Hermona Kuluberhan. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
News | BY NEIL MOSS | August 3, 2022
Foreign Affairs Minister Mélanie Joly announced in June that she intends to appoint a special envoy for Myanmar and the Rohingya. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
News | BY NEIL MOSS | August 3, 2022
News | BY NEIL MOSS | August 3, 2022
Foreign Affairs Minister Mélanie Joly announced in June that she intends to appoint a special envoy for Myanmar and the Rohingya. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
News | BY CHELSEA NASH | July 3, 2022
Immigration Minister Sean Fraser, pictured here between testimony at the Special Committee on Afghanistan, had his work cut out for him when he took over the file—his first cabinet appointment—in October 2021. The pressure has only increased since then. The Hill Times Photograph by Sam Garcia
News | BY CHELSEA NASH | July 3, 2022
News | BY CHELSEA NASH | July 3, 2022
Immigration Minister Sean Fraser, pictured here between testimony at the Special Committee on Afghanistan, had his work cut out for him when he took over the file—his first cabinet appointment—in October 2021. The pressure has only increased since then. The Hill Times Photograph by Sam Garcia
News | BY CHELSEA NASH | April 18, 2022
Minister of Immigration Sean Fraser, left, is facing criticism from NDP MP Jenny Kwan and Conservative MP Jasraj Singh Hallan for what they say is misdirected funding for preserving the 'integrity' of Canada's asylum program rather than reducing barriers for asylum-seekers and fast-tracking their applications. The Hill Times file photographs/Courtesy of Jasraj Singh Hallan on Facebook
News | BY CHELSEA NASH | April 18, 2022
News | BY CHELSEA NASH | April 18, 2022
Minister of Immigration Sean Fraser, left, is facing criticism from NDP MP Jenny Kwan and Conservative MP Jasraj Singh Hallan for what they say is misdirected funding for preserving the 'integrity' of Canada's asylum program rather than reducing barriers for asylum-seekers and fast-tracking their applications. The Hill Times file photographs/Courtesy of Jasraj Singh Hallan on Facebook
Immigration Minister Sean Fraser, pictured in July 2019. More than 160 religious organizations and leaders are calling on the federal government to abolish immigration detention, write Karen Hamilton and Ahmad Attia. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Immigration Minister Sean Fraser, pictured in July 2019. More than 160 religious organizations and leaders are calling on the federal government to abolish immigration detention, write Karen Hamilton and Ahmad Attia. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
News | BY CHELSEA NASH | March 3, 2022
Immigration Minister Sean Fraser announced a new stream of immigration for Ukrainians seeking to flee war and come to Canada that will allow them to stay in the country for up to two years with work or study permits. It does not waive visa requirements for Ukrainians, as critics have been urging the government to do this week. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
News | BY CHELSEA NASH | March 3, 2022
News | BY CHELSEA NASH | March 3, 2022
Immigration Minister Sean Fraser announced a new stream of immigration for Ukrainians seeking to flee war and come to Canada that will allow them to stay in the country for up to two years with work or study permits. It does not waive visa requirements for Ukrainians, as critics have been urging the government to do this week. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
In December, International Development Harjit Sajjan Minister pledged up to $56-million for emergency humanitarian aid for the people of Afghanistan. However, the Government of Canada was clear in its announcement that the funds will only be going through the multilateral channels, with no opportunities for locally run organizations. Though the aid is an encouraging development, building lasting peace in Afghanistan goes far beyond humanitarian aid at this level, write Grace Nissley, Rebekah Sears, and Brian Dyck. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
In December, International Development Harjit Sajjan Minister pledged up to $56-million for emergency humanitarian aid for the people of Afghanistan. However, the Government of Canada was clear in its announcement that the funds will only be going through the multilateral channels, with no opportunities for locally run organizations. Though the aid is an encouraging development, building lasting peace in Afghanistan goes far beyond humanitarian aid at this level, write Grace Nissley, Rebekah Sears, and Brian Dyck. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
News | BY CHELSEA NASH | January 31, 2022
Immigration Minister Sean Fraser is facing mounting political pressure to speed up the process of admitting Afghan refugees to Canada. So far, 7,000 of the 40,000 promised have arrived in Canada. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
News | BY CHELSEA NASH | January 31, 2022
News | BY CHELSEA NASH | January 31, 2022
Immigration Minister Sean Fraser is facing mounting political pressure to speed up the process of admitting Afghan refugees to Canada. So far, 7,000 of the 40,000 promised have arrived in Canada. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
News | BY MIKE LAPOINTE | December 8, 2021
New Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Minister Sean Fraser has held his Nova Scotia riding since 2015 and previously served in three parliamentary secretary posts. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
News | BY MIKE LAPOINTE | December 8, 2021
News | BY MIKE LAPOINTE | December 8, 2021
New Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Minister Sean Fraser has held his Nova Scotia riding since 2015 and previously served in three parliamentary secretary posts. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
News | BY NEIL MOSS | December 8, 2021
Despite a similar initiative being previously promised by the Liberals in the past, it is unclear if the government will back Independent Senator Ratna Omidvar's Bill S-217. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade and photograph courtesy of Ratna Omidvar
News | BY NEIL MOSS | December 8, 2021
News | BY NEIL MOSS | December 8, 2021
Despite a similar initiative being previously promised by the Liberals in the past, it is unclear if the government will back Independent Senator Ratna Omidvar's Bill S-217. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade and photograph courtesy of Ratna Omidvar
News | BY NEIL MOSS | October 27, 2021
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, centre, and the Liberal government has been criticized for its handling of the resettlement of Afghan refugees. The file will be led by new Immigration Minister Sean Fraser, left, and new Foreign Affairs Minister Mélanie Joly, right, in the next Parliament. The Hill Times photographs by Andrew Meade and Sam Garcia
News | BY NEIL MOSS | October 27, 2021
News | BY NEIL MOSS | October 27, 2021
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, centre, and the Liberal government has been criticized for its handling of the resettlement of Afghan refugees. The file will be led by new Immigration Minister Sean Fraser, left, and new Foreign Affairs Minister Mélanie Joly, right, in the next Parliament. The Hill Times photographs by Andrew Meade and Sam Garcia