After Trump’s TPS decision, Canada tells Salvadorans: Please don’t come here

When the Trump administration issued an immigration ban on citizens of seven majority Muslim countries a year ago, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau sent out an unambiguous tweet about Canada’s stance on refugees and asylum seekers. “To those fleeing persecution, terror and war, Canadians will welcome you, regardless of your faith. Diversity is our strength,” […]

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Can the First Nations poverty trap be broken?

Of all the challenges facing Canada’s First Nations, lack of access to banking services never makes the news. But Canada’s Indigenous communities are among those most underserved by Canada’s financial-services sector – and it’s a bolt that helps keep the poverty trap shut tightly. In many remote places, the nearest branch can be hundreds of […]

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