The Sahel Alliance seeks to help stabilize the five Sahel countries—Mauritania, Mali, Niger, Burkina Faso and Chad—facing chronic insecurity, rising extremism and terrorist threats, lack of economic prospects and access to education, jobs and essential services such as water and electricity.
In a statement, Canadian Immigration Minister Ahmed Hussen said that visible minority newcomer women face more challenges than any other demographic in entering the workforce. “This isn’t just about getting women jobs. It’s also about providing a sense of dignity and belonging. Canada’s gender equality is for all women, not just for some.”
According to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, “We’re going to have to stand in the face of what very likely will be negative, divisive campaigns while we stay positive. Because we know that scaring people and dividing people might lead to short-term electoral gains, but it ends up hurting your capacity to govern for everyone.”
The Honourable Ahmed Hussen, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship, introduced Bill C-99, An Act to amend the Citizenship Act, to change Canada’s Oath of Citizenship to include clear reference to the rights of Indigenous peoples.
The law firm representing the women, alongside refugee rights organizations and a group of 130 health professionals made presentations to new Families Minister Mathieu Lacombe, who said he was open to changing the policy.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has exonerated Chief Poundmaker, who was convicted of the crime of treason-felony in 1885. Members of a Saskatchewan First Nation say they’ve waited decades for their famous chief’s treason conviction to be wiped away.
In 2011, the Conservative Party of Canada pledged to tackle human trafficking, creating the National Action Plan on June 6th, 2012. It assembled “Canada’s first integrated law enforcement team dedicated to combating human trafficking in Canada and abroad.”
The Trudeau government cancelled the plan in 2016.
The fight for the future of Australia’s Labor party has begun after it lost what was considered up until the final days of the campaign to be an unloseable election, in a result that Labor MPs said was “devastating”.
“I urge you to use your position as minister to exempt Mohamed Harkat from deportation and let him stay and live a productive life in Canada,” Alexandre Trudeau wrote, adding: “Make this decision of yours another shining example of your government’s commitment to sunny ways.”
While the government has failed in any meaningful way to prosecute the dozens of ISIS returnees who are walking around freely on Canadian soil, they were somehow able to toss the former head of the Navy’s life into limbo for two years on an allegation recently thrown out of court.