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Cash for passports: Canadians play key role in lucrative business
Cash for passports: Canadians play key role in lucrative business

Canadians are playing a key role in the lucrative and rapidly growing worldwide business of cash for passports, an industry that Canada, the United States and the European Union have warned could threaten national security, a CBC News investigation reveals. Industry insiders paint a picture of a multi-million dollar industry that runs in large part through Canada,…

CBC - Dec 07 16:25 GMT - more ... [ Tags: Canada, History, World ]

Sri Lankan family deported after spending 5 years in Canada
Sri Lankan family deported after spending 5 years in Canada

A Sri Lankan family who spent five years in Canada was deported Sunday despite appeals to Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale to issue a reprieve. Their flight took off from Montreal's Trudeau airport Sunday evening. Before leaving their home in Parc-Extension, Robert Lawrence, the father of the family, said they were all very sad, but still love Canada despite…

CBC - Dec 04 17:26 GMT - more ... [ Tags: Canada, SriLanka, WarCrimes ]

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  • Canada 'prepared for the worst' amid squabbles over NAFTA, Freeland says

    Canada \'prepared for the worst\' amid squabbles over NAFTA, Freeland says

    Despite making progress on "bread and butter" issues, Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland said differences remain between Canada and the U.S. on a number of key chapters of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). Speaking to reporters as the fifth round of negotiations concluded in Mexico City, the Toronto-area minister said "significant" sticking…

    CBC News - Nov 24 15:09 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: Canada ]

  • ‘It is a personal and official insult’: Duterte lashes out at Trudeau over drug war criticism

    ‘It is a personal and official insult’: Duterte lashes out at Trudeau over drug war criticism

    Trudeau said Duterte — whose violent crackdown on drug dealers and drug users by his government’s forces have left thousands dead — was receptive to the comments during what the Canadian prime minister called a very cordial and positive exchange. Duterte, however, seemed to remember it differently. “I said, ‘I will not explain. It is a personal and…

    Toronto Star - Nov 15 11:17 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: Canada, World ]

  • Spicy, salty, sweet: Lamprais is the best of Sri Lankan cuisine in a delightful package

    Spicy, salty, sweet: Lamprais is the best of Sri Lankan cuisine in a delightful package

    While there is an abundance of takeout spots in the city that specialize in curries, very few Sri Lankan spots offer another quintessentially Sri Lankan dish: the lamprais (or lump rice.) Lamprais was introduced to Sri Lanka under the Dutch rule, sometime in the mid 1600s. It is an interpretation of rice and curry accompanied by sides, inspired by the Indonesian…

    CBC - Nov 02 20:09 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: Canada, Arts&Culture ]

  • Anxious sellers in the GTA real-estate market are reviving the ‘reverse offer’

    Anxious sellers in the GTA real-estate market are reviving the ‘reverse offer’

    Homeowners who steep in anxiety as their house sits on the real estate market can become intensely motivated to strike a deal. They sense interest from potential buyers: Why else would they return two or three times to gaze out the dining room window or stand in the driveway for lengthy conversations with their agent? And yet, the house hunters balk at making an…

    Globe and Mail - Sep 21 19:59 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: Canada ]

  • Lankan women saved from traffickers in Nepal

    Many women and men are found to have been trafficked to various Gulf countries via Colombo. Traffickers use the route for lax airport security and easy visa processing for Nepali nationals in Sri Lanka. A team from the Home Ministry including Nepal Police officials visited Sri Lanka two years ago to discuss the rise in trafficking via the country. “Nepal is a…

    Kathmandu Post - Sep 11 10:39 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: Canada, History, World ]

  • 'Vanakkam!' Tweets Justin Trudeau After Attending A Tamil Street Fest In Canada

    \'Vanakkam!\' Tweets Justin Trudeau After Attending A Tamil Street Fest In Canada

    Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau joined over 2,00,000 people in Toronto at the biggest Tamil diaspora festival that showcased Tamil culture, heritage and cuisine. Toronto's Markham Road turned into a little Tamil nation on the occasion as hundreds of vends came up to treat visitors to rare tropical Tamil cuisine, displaying cultural items and offering rare…

    NDTV - Sep 05 23:52 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: Canada ]

  • Pedestrian dead after being hit by car in Markham

    Pedestrian dead after being hit by car in Markham

    A 62-year-old male pedestrian is dead after being struck by a car near the intersection of Markham Road and Denison Street in Markham on Monday night. The man was hit while walking just before 11 p.m. Police say he died in hospital early Tuesday morning. The driver of the vehicle remained on the scene after the collision.

    CBC - Aug 29 10:51 GMT - more ...
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  • Tamil Fest brings many foods, folk arts to Scarborough's Markham Road

    Tamil Fest brings many foods, folk arts to Scarborough\'s Markham Road

    Good intentions in the kitchen, says Chef Damu, make food you're preparing more delicious. “The best cooking has to come from the heart to the hand,” explained Damu, or K. Damodaran, a celebrity whose cooking shows have aired in South India for two decades. “With love and affection, the food will not be a failure.” That Damu has flown to Canada to…

    Inside Toronto - Aug 24 13:46 GMT - more ...
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  • Toronto home buyers and sellers try to stay afloat in a rocky market

    Toronto home buyers and sellers try to stay afloat in a rocky market

    In the midtown Toronto areas of Leaside and Davisville, the real estate market has been bouncing between optimism and despair like a yo-yo. Patrick Rocca, a real estate agent with Bosley Real Estate Ltd., has concentrated much of his business on the tree-lined streets radiating out from Bayview and Eglinton Avenues. The mainly traditional detached houses of Leaside…

    Globe and Mail - Aug 19 15:10 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: Canada, Economy ]

  • Parts of Highway 401 still closed due to fatal truck fire

    Parts of Highway 401 still closed due to fatal truck fire

    Commuters using Highway 401 in Toronto can expect delays due to lane closures caused by a fatal truck fire just before rush hour at Avenue Road, but traffic has begun to run a little more smoothly. The eastbound collector lanes of Highway 401 are now open at Allen Road, but the eastbound express lanes at Allen Road remain closed, according to the Ontario Provincial…

    CBC - Jul 31 14:52 GMT - more ...
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  • B.C. judge finds 4 Sri Lankan men accused of human smuggling in 2009 not guilty

    B.C. judge finds 4 Sri Lankan men accused of human smuggling in 2009 not guilty

    A British Columbia Supreme Court judge has found four Sri Lankan men not guilty of human smuggling. Justice Arne Silverman said Thursday that while there was evidence of organized crime in the smuggling operation, he wasn’t satisfied beyond a reasonable doubt that the men were connected to any crime. He also said the men were asylum seekers aboard the MV Ocean…

    Toronto Star - Jul 28 15:04 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: Refugees, Canada, World ]

  • Canada's Kylie Masse breaks world record in historic swim feat

    Canada\'s Kylie Masse breaks world record in historic swim feat

    Kylie Masse made history on Tuesday. The Canadian broke the world record in 100-metre backstroke Tuesday at the world aquatics championships in Budapest, Hungary, becoming the first female Canadian swimmer to ever win a world title. Masse's time of 58.10 seconds snaps the longest-standing record in women's swimming, held since 2009. The previous best time was 58.12…

    CBC - Jul 25 18:51 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: Canada, World ]

  • Black July The absence of the collective guilt

    Black July The absence of the collective guilt

    Among many reasons the one that I hold as the most crucial is the lack of remorse and absence of an apology shown by the Sinhalese Majority to the minority that was victimized in the July pogrom. We have not apologized for the gruesome murders, rape, arson, robbery, torture committed by chauvinistic elements of the majority, abetted by authorities and applauded by…

    Daily Mirror - Jul 24 15:05 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: Canada, SriLanka, BlackJuly ]

  • Assistance to Flood Affected Communities as a Measure of Confidence Building Mechanism Among Peoples

    Assistance to Flood Affected Communities as a Measure of Confidence Building Mechanism Among Peoples

    Although Sri Lanka has exceptional health services throughout the country, the Sri Lankans overseas who are settled in various parts of the world came together to contribute their medical expertise to the people in Sri Lanka, thereby building bridges between the Tamil and Sinhala communities, and uniting the communities through health and healing, a human need that…

    GTF - Jul 18 17:05 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: Canada, Norway, SriLanka ]

  • PC members urge party to strip candidate of nomination

    PC members urge party to strip candidate of nomination

    Longtime Progressive Conservative members, including a former cabinet minister, want the party's candidate in a crucial Toronto riding to be stripped of her nomination because of alleged irregularities, CBC News has learned. Thenusha Parani was officially named the party's candidate for Scarborough Centre after winning a chaotic June 26 nomination meeting, where…

    CBC - Jul 14 15:27 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: Canada ]

  • Sri Lanka: Buddhism to remain paramount in new charter

    Sri Lanka: Buddhism to remain paramount in new charter

    Sri Lanka's prime minister said on Wednesday that Buddhism will remain paramount on the bitterly divided island, seeking to head off protests led by the powerful Buddhist clergy against proposed changes to the constitution. The government announced plans last January to devolve power to provinces including in areas dominated by the country's ethnic Tamil minority…

    AlJazeera - Jul 13 15:31 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: Canada ]

  • As an astronaut, an engineer and a woman, Julie Payette will make her mark as governor general

    As an astronaut, an engineer and a woman, Julie Payette will make her mark as governor general

    Julie Payette is one of 10 Canadians to go to space, and the second Canadian woman to do so. She has degrees in engineering, worked for IBM before joining the Canadian Space Agency, was chief operating officer of the Montreal Science Centre, speaks a half dozen languages, plays the piano and is an accomplished singer. On Thursday, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau…

    CBC - Jul 13 15:25 GMT - more ...
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  • Aadhayam 2017: National Trade Fair from July 14-16

    Aadhayam 2017: National Trade Fair from July 14-16

    Aadhayam 2017, a national trade fair organized by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Sri Lanka will be held at the Bandaranaike Memorial International Conference Hall (Colombo) on the 14, 15 and 16 of July, 2017 from 10am – 7pm, a statement from UN agency said. These entrepreneurs and producers have been supported by UNDP in collaboration with the…

    ST - Jul 12 16:10 GMT - more ...
    [ Tags: Canada, World, Economy ]

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