January 10, 2018 – Anna Mehler Paperny, Reuters
Canada is sending a Spanish-speaking lawmaker to California to dissuade potential migrants from illegally crossing the border following Washington’s decision to end the temporary protected status of some 200,000 Salvadorans.
December 1, 2017 – Anna Mehler Paperny, Reuters
A Canadian judge on Friday suspended part of a Quebec law banning people from wearing full-face veils when giving or receiving public services, handing a provisional victory to civil liberties groups who argued that the law is unconstitutional and discriminates against Muslim women.
November 30, 2017 – Anna Mehler Paperny, Reuters
A Canadian human rights official has launched an inquiry into the practices of the police department in Toronto, the country’s most populous city, seeking to quantify what she characterized as racial profiling against black people.
November 22, 2017 – Anna Mehler Paperny, Reuters
Canada has granted refugee status to about 10 percent of the 298 Haitian border crossers whose applications have been processed this year, according to government data released on Wednesday.
November 17, 2017 – Anna Mehler Paperny, Reuters
A former Canadian police chief and several colleagues who fought against making marijuana use legal have switched sides and embraced the looming legalization of cannabis with a leap into business.
November 7, 2017 – Anna Mehler Paperny, Reuters
Two Canadian groups on Tuesday asked a court to overturn a new Quebec law that bans observant Muslim women from wearing a full-face veil when providing or receiving government services.
November 2, 2017 – Anna Mehler Paperny, Reuters
Canada has to take a gradual approach to boosting immigration, with the government concerned about anti-immigrant sentiment and the country’s capacity to integrate newcomers, a minister said on Thursday.
October 30, 2017 – Anna Mehler Paperny, Reuters
Ontario, Canada’s most populous province, gave prosecutors new instructions on Monday to keep people out of jail while they await trial, addressing a system that has put people behind bars for months or years before court dates.
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.
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.