immigration

Canada's most irritating activist gets the job done

By his own description, Don Chapman is irritating. Politicians grow weary of hearing from him, he says.  But he never gives up. His persistence has made him immensely effective in gaining the...

Canadian Sandy Burke's fight for Canadian citizenship, health care and Old Age Security

“The problem is that they have sewn the laws so tight that people like Sandy can’t get through,” Pam Murray said of her mother-in-law who waited her turn to speak on the phone. “Sandy does not have a...

Bill C-37 and the bureaucratic nightmare

The Canadian Citizenship Act has been repeatedly amended but never rewritten. On April 17, 2009, when thousands of people are said to have woken up Canadian (though most assumed they were anything...

Jason Kenney, Canada citizenship minister, refuses to answer questions about continued flaws in laws

 Everyone in the RV Park seems to know about Jackie Scott’s case.  “Isn’t it something?” Vickie the receptionist says as she tallies the day’s arrivals. One look at our camera equipment...

Canada's bureaucracy still denies citizenship to children of soldiers

"Why can't they see I'm Canadian?" Jackie Scott opened up her father's war record and showed it to a reporter. Scott, 65, spends six months each year in an R.V. park next to the American border in...

The bigot on the bus

Public transit is full of people that are strange and not like you. 99.99999% of the people traveling during daylight hours are simply that, strange and different, not dangerous. Probably...

Vancouver is the world's Green Capital and at Vancouver Pavilion at Shanghai Expo 2010, the world found out

With an expected 70 million visitors over 6 months and an estimated 200,000 visitors daily, the Shanghai World Exposition has drawn participation from more than 242 countries, cities and non-profit...

Death of Deep Throat?

Wikileaks came up in conversation at the Northern Voice conference earlier this month. Infocult blogger Bryan Alexander mentioned it to me when I asked him what he thought about the...

From French Riviera, a Variety of Reactions to Vancouver, Canada, and the 2010 Winter Games

Canadians are kind and clean, the French garnered from watching Olympics television coverage. But a retiree who once actually lived in Canada isn't impressed. “The winters. So long!” Story inside...