Monthly Archives: December 2011

Provincial Brokers Urge Ontarians to Stay Safe and Drive Sober this Holidays Season: IBAO partners with OSAID to promote safe and sober driving

December 22, 2011 (Toronto, Ontario) With the Holidays fast approaching, the Insurance Brokers Association of Ontario (IBAO) is reminding Ontario drivers to stay safe and drive sober this festive season. IBAO is partnered with the Ontario Students against Impaired Driving … Continue reading

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Immigration: The International Visa Application Network Reaches West Africa

Ottawa, December 13, 2011, News Release. Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism Minister Jason Kenney today announced the expansion of the international visa application centre (VAC) network into West Africa. The six new VACs that are scheduled to open on December 16 … Continue reading

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Immigration: First Parent and Grandparent Super Visa issued two weeks after launch

Ottawa, December 19, 2011, News Release. – The first Parent and Grandparent Super Visa has already been issued, Jason Kenney, Minister of Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism announced today. “We pledged to process the Parent and Grandparent Super Visa in less … Continue reading

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Minister Kenney commends the RCMP for laying charges in citizenship fraud case

Ottawa, December 16, 2011 – Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism Minister Jason Kenney recognized the efforts of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) today in tackling residence fraud in the citizenship and immigration program.

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Ontario Drivers Pay More for Auto Insurance: Auditor General

(TORONTO) With the average cost of automobile accident injury claims – $56,000 – being about five times higher than the average injury claim in other provinces, Ontario drivers pay much higher insur­ance premiums than other Canadian drivers, Auditor General Jim … Continue reading

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Immigration: Minister Kenney Announces Important Change for Live-In Caregivers

News Release, Ottawa, December 15, 2011 — Live-in caregivers will be able to get open work permits about 18 months sooner, thanks to a processing change announced today by Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism Minister Jason Kenney. (Photo from http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/)

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OPP Program Helps Take Chill Off Police Encounters with Ontario Youth

ORILLIA, ON, Dec. 13, 2011 /CNW/ – The early return of a popular youth initiative may cause some kids to think Christmas has come early. Launched just twelve days before Christmas this year, the OPP Operation Heat Positive Ticketing initiative … Continue reading

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Asian-Owned Businesses Targeted in Break-In Spree

Two men are facing charges for a break-and-enter spree that targeted mostly small Asian-owned businesses and restaurants in the early morning hours, according to Toronto police. Police said 32 burglaries took place near Finch and Midland avenues in Scarborough between … Continue reading

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Reviewing Old Liquor Delivery Services Rules: McGuinty Government Helps Partners Provide Social Good

Ontario is reviewing old liquor delivery services rules that hinder companies and impede organizations providing social good in communities. It will be consulting with partners on changes that could allow delivery services, such as those run by charities, to enter … Continue reading

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Immigration: Improving the Private Sponsorship of Refugees Program

News Release: Ottawa, December 9, 2011 – Canada is proposing changes to the Private Sponsorship of Refugees (PSR) Program that would help to reduce backlogs and improve processing times, Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism Minister Jason Kenney announced today. “These proposed … Continue reading

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