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George Clooney’s take on Wall Street, Dheepan’s refugee act and four more DOXA picks
We’ve got two new films in town plus more to see at DOXA and if that’s not enough consider these: It’s Friday the 13th and if that calls for some horror entertainment here are two...
May 12th, 2016
Vancouver teenager, Toronto engineer honoured for their civic engagement
17-year-old Vancouver high school student, who emigrated from Ethiopia in 2013, has been reaching out to young newcomers in her area.
The Canadian Press
Dec 4th, 2015
Temporary foreign workers in low-skilled jobs must start leaving Canada today
Immigration Canada hasn't divulged the total number of workers who must leave today, but experts have estimated tens of thousands are affected.
The Canadian Press
Apr 1st, 2015
Underemployed immigrants a loss for Revenue Canada
When you look like a foreigner--as I do--you get to listen to many stories from immigrants who feel cheated by “the land of opportunity” they thought Canada would be. For example: A chef with eight...
Valentina Ruiz Leotaud
Jul 23rd, 2014
Tina Fey stars, but Lily Tomlin shines in Admission: plus reviews of Olympus Has Fallen, Italy Love it or Leave It
It’s rare enough these days to find a comedy that doesn’t insult your intelligence: Admission deserves some credit.
Mar 21st, 2013
I Am Nasrine is a great rendition of a common theme
At times the film has remarkable subtlety, and at others, it is in-your-face emotional.
Feb 8th, 2013
Canada's growing culture of refugee exclusion
Almost 25,000 refugees fight exclusion claims yearly, according to a report by two law professors from UBC. Here's a look at the people behind the numbers.
Dec 12th, 2012
Seeking refuge: challenges and changes in the Canadian refugee system
While Canada's record of helping refugees is well established, our current system continues to be challenging and complicated, and Bill C-31 threatens to make the process even more difficult.
Jul 1st, 2012
Here I am--not sorry in the least--a Canadian at last!
Already I don’t know what to do with the flag. It’s on the chair I am led to after I present my identification for the Citizenship Ceremony. It sits on top of the other materials: my...
Jun 29th, 2012
You All are Captains: a film on filmmaking with Moroccan children
You All are Captains recounts the experiences of an European director teaching filmmaking to a group of disadvantaged children in Morocco.
Mar 5th, 2012