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Two Canadians have been detained in China for one year in apparent retaliation for Meng's arrest.In an interview with The West Block's Mercedes Stephenson, the executive and former director of issues management for Stephen Harper's government insisted Huawei Canada respects Canadian laws but did not answer when asked whether the branch would call for the release of Michael Kovrig and Michael Spavor.
Anna Kooiman attends a naturalization ceremony in North Carolina.
Permanent residents (PRs) of Canada must carry and present their valid PR card or permanent resident travel document (PRTD) when boarding a flight to Canada , or travelling to Canada on any other commercial carrier. If you do not carry your PR card or PRTD, you may not be able to board
From budding romance to the promise of a new career, some of the country's newest citizens are celebrating the official start of their new lives in Canada — and remembering the reasons that brought them here.
Tuesday at CBC Edmonton's Centre Stage, 47 people are officially becoming Canadians, taking their oaths of citizenship at a special ceremony hosted by Radio Active's Adrienne Pan and Radio-Canada's Jean-Marie Yambayamba.
Rejo Matthew, who moved from Mumbai, India with his wife and two sons, said Canada represents the promise of a better life.
"I'm so happy to be here," Matthew said in an interview Tuesday with CBC Radio's.
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The Institute for Canadian Citizenship (ICC) co-hosted a ceremony that welcomed 36 of Canada ’ s newest citizens from We asked some of our fellow citizens what brought them to Canada . Meet Canada ’ s newest citizens . 36 people from 17 different countries took Oath of Canadian Citizenship
Over 3,000 people from over 120 countries attended the citizenship ceremonies.
"I think there are many reasons for people to move from different parts of the world to Canada — the better standard of living, a better education system, a better health-care system, the peace and security this country offers — and to me, it's a mixture of all."
'A big change'
Matthew said he initially struggled with culture shock and with Alberta's cold winters but five years later, Canada feels like home.
"It was a big change. Coming from a city like Mumbai where the population is almost the same as Canada, it's busy.
"When I first came here, I thought it felt lonely but what I found is that the people are so welcoming, so accommodating and so helpful."
Barry Greig, from Australia, made Canada his new home after a whirlwind romance with a woman named Sheryl.
Kenney and cabinet ministers in Ottawa to meet federal counterparts
OTTAWA — Alberta Premier Jason Kenney and eight of his cabinet ministers will be in Ottawa today as part of a trip to meet their federal counterparts. Kenney will speak at the Canadian Club this afternoon and later host a reception. He is also scheduled to meet Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Tuesday to discuss issues ranging from pipelines to equalization. Kenney has said he will bring up with Trudeau a resolution passed unanimously at the recent meeting of provincial leaders to consider changes to the fiscal stabilization fund.
Becoming a Canadian citizen is not as easy as becoming a citizen of other countries, but by following the laws that govern legal citizenship , you Speak French or English well enough to communicate effectively. This is a requirement to becoming a Canadian citizen , as most of the residents in
Meet some of those who have just become part of that select group: Americans. She works as a strategy consultant and lives in the Upper West Side of Manhattan, New York City. Some 680,000 immigrants become U. S . citizens each year at naturalization ceremonies held by the U. S
"I married a girl from Stony Plain area," said Grieg, who will also be taking part in Tuesday's ceremony.
"We met in Fiji on a boat. It was a four-day cruise and we exchanged addresses and this was in the days before email and Facebook and all of that, so it was a handwritten letter a day for a year."
Eventually, after daily phone calls and months of exchanging letters and cassette tapes by mail, Greig followed his wife-to-be to Canada.
"I came over here and got married the same day as Wayne Gretzky's wedding — July 16, 1988," he said.
"I've been living here for 30 years as a permanent resident and after much nagging from many people, I decided to get my citizenship.
"I'm not going to lie to you, the first couple months here, I was really, really homesick but now it's been so long that this is home. This is my home."
Supreme Court ruling means children of Russian spies are Canadian citizens .
OTTAWA — The Supreme Court of Canada has decided the Toronto-born sons of Russian spies are actually Canadian citizens. The high court decision today upholds a Federal Court of Appeal ruling that effectively affirmed the citizenship of Alexander and Timothy Vavilov. The Vavilov brothers were born in the 1990s to parents using the aliases Donald Heathfield and Tracey Ann Foley. The parents were arrested nine years ago in the United States forThe high court decision today upholds a Federal Court of Appeal ruling that effectively affirmed the citizenship of Alexander and Timothy Vavilov.