Canada granting asylum to U.S. border-crossers at higher rates: data

October 20, 2017 – Anna Mehler Paperny, Reuters

TORONTO (Reuters) – Asylum seekers who illegally crossed the U.S. border into Canada this year are obtaining refugee status at higher rates, new data shows, as authorities accept claims from people who say they feared being deported by U.S. President Donald Trump’s administration.

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Exclusive: Black accused in Ontario wait longer behind bars than white people charged with the same crimes

October 19, 2017 – Anna Mehler Paperny, Reuters

TORONTO (Reuters) – Black people in Canada’s most populous province spent longer behind bars awaiting trial than white people charged with many of the same categories of crimes in each of the past five years, according to data obtained by Reuters.

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