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Toronto Opens Hotel Rooms for 150 Asylum Seekers Following $97 Million Pledge From Ottawa

The city of Toronto is opening up hotel rooms for 150 asylum seekers following a $97-million pledge from the federal government toward shelter spaces for refugees and those seeking asylum. “We know that Torontonians are generous. We know that together we can be welcoming for refugee claimants so they have dignity, so they don’t have…


Ontario Premier and Toronto Mayor Urge Feds to Take Further Action on Shelter Support for Refugees

A day after the federal government announced nearly $100 million to provide shelter for refugees sleeping on the streets of Toronto, Ontario Premier Doug Ford and newly elected Toronto Mayor Olivia Chow jointly urged Ottawa to take further action. “While we welcome the federal government’s recent investment as a great first step, it is not…


PREMIERING 10 PM ET: Persecuted But Not Forsaken | America’s Hope (July 18)

A dramatic fight for freedom: Chinese Christian pastor Bob Fu was imprisoned because of his faith in God, but escaped from a communist prison in China. He shares his remarkable story tonight on America’s Hope with Kelly Wright. …


More Than 40 Companies Pledge to Hire and Train Over 250,000 Refugees

Just ahead of World Refugee Day, 41 companies on Monday collectively pledged to provide jobs and training to work opportunities for more than 250,000 refugees over the next three years in Europe. The commitment, announced at the Tent European Business Summit in Paris, signals “the most significant set of business commitments ever made to advance…


Report: China Could See Biggest Millionaire Outflow

According to a new report, 13,000 millionaires could pour out of China, and take their cash with them. It continues a trend that started last year, but what’s driving the exodus? And how is the United States faring in comparison? Topics in this episode: Report: China Could See Biggest Millionaire Outflow Beijing Rebukes Blinken Ahead…


Refugees Sleep Rough in Protest of Cramped Hotel

A group of asylum seekers have spent two nights sleeping rough in London over cramped hotel conditions, a council leader has claimed. Adam Hug, who heads up Westminster City Council, says the refugees refuse to enter a Pimlico hotel where the Home Office had asked them to sleep “four people per room.” proIn a letter…


Refugees at Risk as Settlement Services Fight for Funds

Refugee advocates have criticised the exclusion of settlement service workers from a $4 billion (US$2.71 billion ) boost to the community sector. Amnesty International has also questioned the unchanged humanitarian intake cap outlined in the federal budget. “Labor promised to do more to increase refugee and humanitarian places that have fallen to near record lows,”…


Canada and US Signed Deal to Close Roxham Road a Year Before Announcement: Document

Despite Canada and the United States announcing details of the new Safe Third Country Agreement on March 24 during U.S. President Joe Biden’s trip to Ottawa, the details of the agreement were initialed nearly one year ago, according to U.S. government documents. As of March 25, asylum-seekers at unofficial border crossing points between the two countries will…


Canada to Accept More Syrian, Turkish Residents After Earthquakes

Following a series of major earthquakes in Turkey and Syria last month, Ottawa says it will introduce pathways to allow temporary residents from those countries to extend their stay in Canada. “People who have been impacted will benefit from special treatment in their application to come and receive temporary protection in Canada, including the family…


New Welfare Boss Calls for Better Deal for Refugees

A Vietnamese refugee will be at the helm of Australia’s peak welfare body. “There’s a saying, ‘you can’t be what you can’t see’,” Hang Vo told AAP. “But you can be what you can’t see, it’s just harder.” In what CEO Cassandra Goldie described as an overdue moment, the Australian Council of Social Service appointed…