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EU President: Without Millions of African Migrants, Europe Will Be Lost

Brussels is opening legal pathways for migrants “who want to come” says European Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker, declaring that Europe has a “clear need” for mass migration from Africa.

Speaking ahead of the EU-Africa summit this week, where leaders of EU and African nations will meet to discuss migration, he told Deusche Well that “if we don’t offer legal ways of emigrating to Europe, and immigrating within Europe, we will be lost.


France’s National Front leader calls Canada’s refugee plan ‘madness’

Marine Le Pen, the controversial leader of France’s far-right National Front, is scoffing at Canada’s plan to welcome 25,000 Syrian refugees with open arms, calling it “madness.”

“There. I’ve said it. Madness,” she said in an interview with the fifth estate. “There are other ways to do it,” she went on, adding that the “danger is real — false passports.

“A real passport given to Islamic fundamentalist in the influx of immigrants to enter the country with the intent to commit terrorist attacks. It’s a danger. And that’s what happened in Paris,” she claimed.


More women, immigrants and seniors in Canada’s work force, census data reveals

More women and seniors are working than ever before as Canada’s labour market sees a rise in part-time employment over full-time jobs, Statistics Canada says.

And immigrants are making up more and more of the workers, accounting for nearly one-quarter of Canada’s labour force in 2016, helping offset the impact of an aging population.

That trend is most obvious in Toronto, where half the work force in 2016 was immigrants, the highest proportion in Canada.


Norway School Includes Koran Verses in Christmas Program

An elementary school in the city of Skien, Norway has announced its Christmas festivities this year will include not only the usual reading of verses from the Bible by students but also two verses from the Koran.

All of the verses in question are about Jesus, which Islam considers a prophet and not the Son of God.


Ontario private member’s bill calls for Trans Day of Remembrance to be law

Cheri DiNovo’s private member’s bill to officially recognize the day passed second reading with the support of the governing Liberals and the Opposition Progressive Conservatives.

She said it may seem redundant because the legislature has been observing a moment of silence on that day for three years and also raised the trans flag this year, but it’s important to make it law in case a future government decides to stop observing it.

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