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Haitian orphans arrive in Canada

OTTAWA, Jan. 24 (UPI) -- With adoptions fast-tracked by Canada, the first group of 24 Haitian children arrived in Ottawa Sunday to meet their new parents, officials said.
Haitian orphans due in Canada on weekend

Haitian orphans due in Canada on weekend

OTTAWA, Jan. 21 (UPI) -- Most of the 100 Haitian orphans scheduled for adoption by Canadians will arrive within days, a government minister said in Ottawa Thursday.
Canada fast-tracks Haitian adoptions

Canada fast-tracks Haitian adoptions

OTTAWA, Jan. 20 (UPI) -- Pending adoptions of about 100 Haitian children by Canadians will be expedited, Canadian federal officials said Wednesday.
New history rules for Canadian immigrants

New history rules for Canadian immigrants

OTTAWA, Nov. 11 (UPI) -- Canada is unveiling a new study guide for would-be citizens that requires much more knowledge of the country's military history, a federal minister said.

Tamil Tigers said regrouping in Canada

TORONTO, Nov. 4 (UPI) -- The Sri Lankan separatist Tamil Tiger movement is using Canada as a restaging base, a think-tank professor in Singapore told the Canadian Broadcasting Corp.

Canada narrows refugee eligibility

OTTAWA, July 24 (UPI) -- Refugee claimants from five countries will no longer be welcome in Canada if entering from the United States, the Canadian government announced.

Czechs, Mexicans angry over Canada visas

OTTAWA, July 14 (UPI) -- Canada raised diplomatic ire Tuesday by demanding travelers from the Czech Republic and Mexico have visas in a bid to cut down refugee claims.

Canada may reintroduce Czech travel visas

PRAGUE, Czech Republic, July 2 (UPI) -- A top Czech official, in a bid to avert Canada's threat to re-impose travel visas, has tried to curb rising number of Czech asylum seekers, officials said.
Canada swine flu cases reach 13

Canada swine flu cases reach 13

OTTAWA, April 28 (UPI) -- The Canadian government issued a warning to citizens against non-essential travel to Mexico, where the death toll from a swine flu outbreak surpassed 150.

Turkey recalls its ambassador to Canada

ISTANBUL, Turkey, April 22 (UPI) -- Turkey recalled its ambassador to Canada in protest of a federal minister who attended a ceremony commemorating the deaths of 1.5 million Armenians.

Barred British MP taunts Canadian minister

OTTAWA, March 31 (UPI) -- A British member of Parliament, barred from Canada for his Middle East peace efforts, taunted the Canadian immigration minister electronically from New York.

British M.P. to challenge ban from Canada

OTTAWA, March 21 (UPI) -- George Galloway, a controversial member of the British Parliament, said he will fight a ruling that he should be barred from Canada as a security risk.

Official: Immmigrants must learn language

CALGARY, Alberta, March 21 (UPI) -- Immigrants who want Canadian citizenship should learn French or English first, the Canadian immigration minister says.

Canada to cut Arabic groups' funding

OTTAWA, Feb. 17 (UPI) -- Canada's immigration minister is considering cutting funding to a Canadian-Arabic group after being called a "professional whore" by the organization's leader.

Job-hurting Canada may cut immigration

OTTAWA, Feb. 11 (UPI) -- Canada's planned immigration rate of 265,000 for 2009 may be scaled back if unemployment remains high, the federal minister says.
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Jason T. Kenney, PC, MP (born May 30, 1968) is Canada's current Minister of Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism. He has represented the riding of Calgary Southeast in the Canadian House of Commons since 1997.

Initially elected as a candidate of the Reform Party of Canada, Kenney was re-elected as a Canadian Alliance candidate in 2000, and has since been re-elected twice as the candidate of the Conservative Party of Canada.

Following the Conservative victory in the 2006 general election, Kenney was appointed Parliamentary Secretary to the Prime Minister of Canada. On January 4, 2007, he was sworn in as the Secretary of State for Multiculturalism and Canadian Identity, and as a Privy Councillor. Kenney has held the post of Minister for Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism since October 30, 2008.

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