With the shadow of a massive and controversial trade deal looming over the campaign trail, Tom Mulcair visited a farm Saturday to press his contention that only a New Democrat government would stick up for Quebec’s dairy farmers.
The Conservatives and the BQ are in a hard dance, vying for numerous same votes in Quebec and finding themselves in near-agreement over the surprise hot button cultural issue of the campaign: banning veils during citizenship ceremonies.
“This is a plan that doesn’t compromise on security and safety, the screening measures that Canadians rightly expect us to have for refugees … especially when they’re coming from a conflict zone with such large-scale terrorist organizations in them.”
Immigration lawyer Sherif Ashamalla said that in his experience refugees from Beirut will typically face up to a year of additional waiting because they still have to go through two more steps after approval: a medical check and police check.
Canada’s Conservative government said Saturday, September 19 that it will not accept more than its previously announced commitment of 10,000 Syrian refugees but will accelerate processing their applications to issue thousands more visas before the end of this year.
“The switch voters are between those two parties, and they are going to go at each other”, said Ipsos Public Affairs pollster John Wright. And, if you looked closely, Mr. Mulcair’s tie did have a hint of orange – a pattern of flower-like circles with...