Hundreds face deportation to China in massive immigration fraud case

One by one, many of the 1,200 former clients of an unlicensed Richmond, B.C., immigration consultant are getting the bad news — they’re no longer welcome in Canada because they lied.
CBC News has learned 320 immigrants, who each paid thousands of dollars to New Can Consulting and owner Xun (Sunny) Wang, are now facing deportation to China.
One year ago, Wang, 47, was convicted of one of the biggest immigration scams in Canadian history — making $10 million by filing fraudulent immigration applications for his clients.
In one of his ploys, Wang falsely used his own home in Richmond as an address for 114 of his clients who didn’t live in Canada. 

Convicted immigration fraudster Xun (Sunny) Wang used his own home in Richmond as a fake address for at least 114 of his clients. (Mike Zimmer/CBC )

His appeal of his seven-year prison term and $900,000 fine was rejected last month.
Three of his former employees …

Clinical England women brush aside Canada

Women’s internationalEngland (15) 39Tries: Matthews, Cokayne, Waterman, Wilson, Scarratt, Thompson, Allen Cons: Scarratt, ScottCanada (6) 6Pens: Burk 2England women produced a clinical display to beat Canada 39-6 at Twickenham in their final autumn Test.Tries from Alex Matthews, Amy Cokayne and Danielle Waterman gave the Red Roses a 15-6 lead at the break.Kaye Wilson, Emily Scarratt, Lydia Thompson and Claire Allen went over in the second half as Canada tired in their third Test in eight days.

The win means England move above Canada into second place in the world rankings, a place behind New Zealand. The game took place after …
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Canada plans new fuel rules, aims 30-megatonne emissions cut by 2030

TORONTO (Reuters) – Canada will require reduced carbon footprints for all fuels so that the country can achieve a 30-megatonne cut in greenhouse gas emissions by 2030, the country’s environment department said on Friday.

The government will not mandate specific changes to fuels and will focus just on reducing their emissions, officials said after a government announcement in Toronto.

Precise steps are to be determined after consultations, including with Canada’s provinces and relevant industries, and the government will release a discussion paper in February 2017, according to Environment and Climate Change Canada.

Canada’s Liberal government ran on a platform to do more for the environment. The country’s new fuel measures would help it meet the emissions reduction targets of the Paris agreement on climate change, which Canada’s Parliament ratified last month.

The government’s stance contrasts sharply with that of U.S. President-elect Donald Trump, who has pledged to ease the regulatory burden …
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Canada says new fuel rules to cut emissions by 30 megatons by 2030

TORONTO (Reuters) – Canada will require reduced carbon footprints for all fuels so that the country can achieve a 30-megatonne cut in greenhouse gas emissions by 2030, the country’s environment department said on Friday.

The government will not mandate specific changes to fuels and will focus just on reducing their emissions, officials said after a government announcement in Toronto.

Precise steps are to be determined after consultations, including with Canada’s provinces and relevant industries, and the government will release a discussion paper in February 2017, according to Environment and Climate Change Canada.

Canada’s Liberal government ran on a platform to do more for the environment. The country’s new fuel measures would help it meet the emissions reduction targets of the Paris agreement on climate change, which Canada’s Parliament ratified last month.

The government’s stance contrasts sharply with that of U.S. President-elect Donald Trump, who has pledged to ease the regulatory burden …
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Child poverty, the NDP and the way we vote: how politics touched Cdns this week

By Heather Scoffield, Ottawa Bureau Chief, The Canadian Press on November 25, 2016.
OTTAWA – The prime minister was out of town most of the week – winding up a trade-focused trip to South America and gearing up for an aid-focused trip to Africa – but the pace of politicking was relentless all the same.
Whether it was phasing out coal, cracking down on vaping or buying fighter jets; limiting medicinal pot for veterans, fretting about Liberal fundraising or coming to grips with suicide in the military, the news hurricane on Parliament Hill was relentless.
And that doesn’t even include the problem of child poverty, the leadership dynamics within the NDP and new steps on democratic reform.
Here are three ways politics this week will have a lasting effect on Canadians:
CHILD POVERTY
The number-crunchers at Campaign 2000, a group that advocates for the eradication of child poverty, say one out of five children in …
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Child poverty, the NDP and how we vote: How politics touched Canadians this week

Heather Scoffield, Ottawa Bureau Chief, The Canadian Press

Published Friday, November 25, 2016 5:18PM EST

OTTAWA — The prime minister was out of town most of the week — winding up a trade-focused trip to South America and gearing up for an aid-focused trip to Africa — but the pace of politicking was relentless all the same.

Whether it was phasing out coal, cracking down on vaping or buying fighter jets; limiting medicinal pot for veterans, fretting about Liberal fundraising or coming to grips with suicide in the military, the news hurricane on Parliament Hill was relentless.

And that doesn’t even include the problem of child poverty, the leadership dynamics within the NDP and new steps on democratic reform.

Here are three ways politics this week will have a lasting effect on Canadians:

CHILD POVERTY

The number-crunchers at Campaign 2000, a group that advocates for the eradication of child poverty, say one out …
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Before Justin Trudeau, Wilfrid Laurier ruled as Canada’s rock star PM

Laurier’s legacy on our streets and pop culture
What’s in a name? Well, the buildings, monuments and other items named for Canada’s seventh prime minister include:
– Ottawa’s Fairmont Chateau Laurier
– Wilfrid Laurier University in Waterloo, Ont.
– Laurier Avenue in Ottawa
– The Sir Wilfrid Laurier School Board in Rosemere, Que.
– The Sir Wilfrid Laurier action figure, part of the Canadian Legends series sold by www.cmdstore.com.   

A Canadian prime minister fascinates the world’s media, grabbing their attention as much for his good looks and impeccable fashion sense as his political smarts and presence on the international stage.
In 2016, this can be applied to Justin Trudeau and the paparazzi’s obsession with his shirtless abs. But it was Sir Wilfrid Laurier — Canada’s prime minister from 1896 to 1911 — who was Canada’s first rock star PM.
“The late 19th and early 20th centuries were very much dominated …
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After Amartya Sen ouster, Nalanda Chancellor George Yeo quits: Politics, rather not be in it

Written by Shubhajit Roy
| New Delhi |
Updated: November 26, 2016 6:03 am

Singapore’s George Yeo with Sen: ‘Dissolution of old Nalanda board came as a complete surprise to me’
Four days after Nobel laureate Amartya Sen was dropped from the governing board of Nalanda University, Chancellor George Yeo, a former Singapore foreign minister, submitted his resignation to President Pranab Mukherjee as a mark of protest.
Elaborating on the reasons behind his resignation, in a statement sent to The Indian Express and in a Facebook post, Yeo said he was not consulted about dissolution of the board, and that the sudden move was “bound up with Indian domestic politics”.

Yeo’s decision was conveyed in an email sent to members of the governing board on Friday morning, days after Sen’s nine-year association with the university was terminated by the government on November 21.
The Indian Express had first reported on the government’s …
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