Tag: Canada

New Statistics Canada study suggests decline in citizenship rate tied to income

OTTAWA—New research from Statistics Canada shows fewer immigrants in Canada have become citizens in recent years, especially those with lower incomes. The study released Wednesday reveals that between 1996 and 2016 the tendency of recent immigrants to become citizens declined in all income groups. But for those who had been in Canada between five and…

Bank of Canada maintains overnight rate target at 1 ¾ percent

The Bank of Canada today maintained its target for the overnight rate at 1 ¾ percent. The Bank Rate is correspondingly 2 percent and the deposit rate is 1 ½ percent. The outlook for the global economy has weakened further since the Bank’s July Monetary Policy Report (MPR). Ongoing trade conflicts and uncertainty are restraining business investment,…

A Buffalo website is publishing ‘false’ viral stories about Justin Trudeau — and there’s nothing Canada can do about it

Despite Ottawa’s widespread efforts to prevent online disinformation from distorting the election campaign, a website based in Buffalo, N.Y., has been freely posting viral stories about Canadian politicians that have no apparent basis in fact — and there’s nothing the Canadian government can do to stop it. Since the beginning of the year, The Buffalo Chronicle…

Seafood fraud common in Canada’s cities, Oceana Canada study finds

More than 60 per cent of seafood products tested at Montreal grocery stores and restaurants were mislabelled, according to an update of a study that tracks rates of fish food fraud in Canada. “The numbers reflect that this is an ongoing problem,” said Sayara Thurston, a seafood fraud campaigner with Oceana Canada, which conducted the…

Canada needs better protections for migrant workers, federal parties say

Federal political parties say they back stronger protections for migrant farm workers, following a Star investigation that exposed thousands of complaints made by Mexican labourers about abusive living and working conditions in Canada. Currently, seasonal agricultural workers have no ability to gain citizenship in Canada. Instead, their legal right to work here is tied to…