July 23, 2018 – Anna Mehler Paperny and Danya Hajjaji, Reuters
The man accused of fatally shooting two people and wounding 13 others on a bustling Toronto street struggled with severe mental illness, his family said on Monday as police sought a motive in the rampage.
July 20, 2018 – Anna Mehler Paperny, Reuters
Canada’s immigration detention system relies on faulty information and is stacked against detainees, many of whom lack lawyers and are penalized for having severe mental illness, an audit as found.
July 18, 2018 – Anna Mehler Paperny, Reuters
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Wednesday appointed a minister responsible for border-crossing asylum seekers, tens of thousands of whom have walked across the border since early 2017, as his government comes under fire for not taking the issue seriously.
July 12, 2018 – Anna Mehler Paperny, Reuters
The influx of asylum seekers that threw Canada’s refugee system into disarray slowed in June after also falling in May, the first two-month decline since the wave ramped up last year, according to preliminary figures from government officials and border agents.
June 21, 2018 – Anna Mehler Paperny, Reuters
Canadian law allows for prolonged, indefinite solitary confinement that hurts vulnerable people most and that is why it must be struck down, lawyers for civil liberties groups argued this week, as they accused the government of backing away from its avowed goal of pursuing prison reform.
June 9, 2018 – Anna Mehler Paperny and Kevin Dougherty, Reuters
A heavy police presence and an isolated summit site thwarted protesters at the Group of Seven meeting in Canada on Saturday, dousing all but a smattering of demonstrations against the powerful world leaders.
May 22, 2018 – by Anna Mehler Paperny, Reuters
Canada is rejecting more refugee claims from people who crossed the border illegally as Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s government seeks to dissuade, block and turn back thousands more, according to new data obtained by Reuters.
May 3, 2018 – Anna Mehler Paperny, Reuters
Canada has officials working with U.S. visa officers in Lagos, Nigeria, as Ottawa leans on its neighbor to stop issuing so many visas to Nigerians who then make refugee claims in Canada.
May 1, 2018 – Anna Mehler Paperny, Reuters
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his ministers faced questions in parliament on Tuesday a day after Reuters reported that Canada wants the legal authority to turn back thousands of asylum seekers crossing the border illegally.
April 30, 2018 – Anna Mehler Paperny, Reuters
Canada wants to change a bilateral agreement to allow it to turn back thousands of asylum seekers walking across the border but the United States is not cooperating, according to a Canadian official with knowledge of the discussions.