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Canada: Syrian refugees greeted by Trudeau as they arrive to Toronto


On Thursday, The first large group of Syrian refugees coming  to Canada by government aircraft arrived in Toronto. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau welcomed the refugees  at a temporary processing centre at Pearson International Airport. The PM was accompanied  by the ministers of immigration, health and defence, as well as Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne. Trudeau greeted  the first two families to …

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Liberals plans for immigration focus on “family reunification”  & “middle class growth”


The Liberal government unveiled new plans to change Canada’s immigration system  that  focus on compassion, economic opportunity, and family reunification. The Leader of the Liberal Party of Canada, Justin Trudeau, announced the plans and said “Immigration is critical to job creation and long-term economic growth for the middle class. In so many ways, Canada is what it is today thanks …

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Federal Election is Monday October 19


Make the time | Vote | Make a difference We have a Problem The Harper government has been bad for Canada with most economic indicators heading south. It has also been terrible on personal liberties pushing through the draconian C51 bill. In addition, this government used the most vulnerable parts of the Arab and Muslim communities as a target to …

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Canada will Accept 10,000 Syrians within One Year


Canadian government said that it would accept 10,000 Syrian refugees within one year by simplifying and speeding up the immigration application process. the Ministry of Immigration and Citizenship said in a statement that Visa officers will no longer ask the applicants to prove that they are refugees through a United Nations refugee agency, but will instead  “presume those fleeing the …

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Court rejects ban on Muslim veil at Canadian citizenship ceremonies


The Canadian Press reported  that An appeal court rejected the Canadian government’s ban on face coverings by  Muslims during citizenship ceremonies. the court stated in her verdict that it wanted to ensure the woman who triggered the case would be able to obtain her citizenship and vote in the Oct. 19 election. As a response for the reject, the Conservative …

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Canada : B.C. university to offer course on the Business of cannabis  


This fall, Kwantlen Polytechnic University in British Columbia will offer a course called Introduction to Professional Management of cannabis (Marijuana )for Medical Purposes in Canada, believed  to be the first of its kind, as it will teach students how to operate a cannabis business under  the new government regulations. The online course will be taught by Tegan Adams,  the  business development manager at …

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Egypt: Establish International Inquiry Into Rab’a Massacre

An officer from the Egyptian Central Security Forces (CSF) takes aim at a crowd of retreating protesters as security forces disperse the Rab’a sit-in on August 14, 2013. © 2013 AFP/Getty Images

No Charges 2 Years After Security Forces Killed At Least 800 Protesters  Human Rights Watch Egyptian authorities have held no government official or member of the security forces responsible for the mass killing of protesters in Cairo’s Rab’a al-Adawiya Square two years ago. On August 14, 2013, security forces killed at least 817 people and most likely more than 1,000 …

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Blood, death and flames: memories of Egypt’s Rabaa massacre


Amnesty International  By: Nadine Haddad ,( Egypt Campaigner at Amnesty International) As you walk through the bustling traffic in Cairo’s Rabaa al-Adawiya Square today, you would never know the bloodiest incident in Egypt’s recent history had taken place there two years ago, when the dispersal by security forces of two sit-ins in Cairo and other protests across Egypt left up to …

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Authorities in Bahrain suspend the country’s only independent newspaper


  Authorities in Bahrain shut down the island’s only independent newspaper, according to a government press release. the Bahrain News Agency reported  that  “The Information Affairs Authority has temporarily suspended Al-Wasat newspaper until further notice… due to its violation of the law and repeated dissemination of information that affects national unity and the kingdom’s relationship with other countries,”. No one …

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Israel Puts First “Jewish”  in Administrative Detention


On Tuesday ,Israel’s Defense Minister Moshe Yaalon signed the first “administrative detention” order for a  Jewish extremist suspect following the arson of a Palestinian home  where a baby was burned alive. The Suspected Jewish extremist is Mordechai Ettinger Meir (his grandfather Meir Kahane founded the racist anti-Arab Kach) , an Israeli settler arrested on Tuesday for “his involvement in violent activities …

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