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The Most Loathsome Winners and Losers of the Canadian Election

Some of them won. Some of them lost. But they're all losers to us.
Jake Kivanc
10.20.15
Canadian election

Conservatives in Canada Want to Set Up a Snitch Line for ‘Barbaric Cultural Practices’

The Conservative government is ramping up its focus on how it will stamp out anything that threatens Canadian identity as leaders head into the final stretch of campaigning.
Rachel Browne
10.2.15
News

The Struggles of Syrians Trying to Navigate Canada’s Impossible Refugee System

We spoke to a number of Syrian refugees stranded in Turkey who have run into a brick wall of Canadian bureaucracy.
Cody Punter
10.1.15
americas

Canada’s Harper Government Bows to Pressure, Says it Will Take in Syrian Refugees Faster

In the midst of an election campaign in Canada, the Harper government announced new measures to admit 10,000 refugees from Syria by September of next year.
Jake Bleiberg
9.19.15
americas

Court Rules Canada Can’t Make Muslim Women Take Off Face Coverings in Citizenship Ceremony

The appeal judges dismissed the government's case almost instantly, saying they wanted to ensure that the woman who launched the lawsuit could take her oath in time to vote in the federal election next month.
Rachel Browne
9.15.15
americas

Canada Wants Muslim Women to Take Off Their Face Coverings for Citizenship Oath

Lawyers for the Canadian government will be in court tomorrow fighting to uphold a policy that requires new Canadians remove their face-covering veils while taking their oath of citizenship.
Rachel Browne
9.14.15
americas

Canada’s Prime Minister Refuses To Take Additional Refugees After Backlash Over Drowned Syrian Boy

Facing public outrage after initial reports that Canada had refused refuge to Alan Kurdi, Canadian authorities said they had never received an asylum request for the boy or his family. Alan's uncle was rejected for an 'incomplete' application.
Justin Ling
9.3.15
defense & security

Canada Puts New Law to Use, Moves to Revoke Citizenship of Convicted Terrorist

Hiva Alizadeh, an Iranian-Canadian, pleaded guilty last fall to explosives possession with the intent to cause harm as part of a terrorist conspiracy.
Arthur White
7.2.15
News

We Spoke to Canada’s Immigration Minister About Refugees, Niqabs, and Terrorists

Chris Alexander tells VICE that Canada's immigration system is better than ever.
Justin Ling
6.11.15