Tag: Immigration

Vancouver Park Board poised to approve Access Without Fear for park services

The Vancouver Park Board is poised to implement an Access Without Fear policy tonight for all users of park services, following on the heels of similar decisions by City Council and the Vancouver Public Library. Discussions are still continuing… Read More

Vancouver Police Board responding to “Access Without Fear” with new policies

Vancouver City Council’s decision to declare an “access without fear policy,” confirming that all city services will be available to all without regard to residency or citizenship status, is winning support from other city-funded agencies. The Vancouver Public… Read More

We welcome newcomers, they buy houses, they seem to live in them. What’s the problem?

The new federal budget is expected to confirm a goal for a record number of new arrivals in Canada, with immigration likely to exceed 300,000 people in all categories. All of them will need someplace to live. As… Read More

Syrian refugee program coming into focus as Ottawa, Victoria bring more resources to table

There was good news on three fronts today as federal Immigration Minister John McCallum swooped into Surrey to meet local MLAs, Metro mayors and a wide range of immigrant-serving organizations to update them on plans to welcome as… Read More