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Federal, provincial and territorial ministers met over the weekend in Winnipeg to discuss asylum seekers, economic and Francophone immigration, and settlement and integration issues.
The majority of headlines from Canada's ethnic media about the meetings discussed the conflict between Federal Immigration Minister Ahmed Hussen, and Ontario Children, Community and Social Services Minister Lisa MacLeod. The use and role of language—asylum seeker and irregular border crossing versus illegal immigrant— initially sparked the debate and came into question throughout the headlines and stories.
Canada’s immigration policies commended - Urdu
Published by Nawa-i-Pakistan a weekly Urdu print source in Montreal.
"Unlike the US or Europe, Canada was one of the best equipped countries to capitalize on the extensive intermingling of populations in the 21st century, said the High Commissioner of Pakistan to Canada Tariq Azim Khan, while addressing the 20th annual Canada Day dinner hosted by the Association of Progressive Muslims of Canada in Toronto. He said that Canada’s strong performance was rooted in effective immigration policies leading to multiculturalism and diversity as a source of pride and inclusion as the core national identity. The High Commissioner said that the positive impact of multiculturalism was evident among Canadians of all origins and faiths, including Muslims who were proud to be Canadian and appreciated the same things about Canada that other Canadians do."