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Ottawa eases restrictions on immigrants
From CBC News
Thu, 18 Sep 2003 19:37:42

OTTAWA - About 100,000 immigrants will be allowed to apply to Canada under an easier set of rules, Immigration Minister Denis Coderre announced Thursday.

A tougher immigration law that became effective in the spring of 2002 had required that backlogged applicants qualify under the new rules. Critics had complained that this was unfair to applicants who had applied before the rules came into effect. "We are meeting the needs of many new immigrants coming to Canada," Coderre said Thursday. Coderre also announced he's lowering the pass mark for assessing immigrants. Applicants requiring 75 points in a rating system measuring education and job skills can now qualify with 67 points.
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The 75th Anniversary - Toronto September 13th, 2003
Message posted on Goanet by Tim de Mello
The 75th anniversary of the Dr. Ribeiro Goan School took place over the weekend starting Friday Sept. 12th and ending this Sunday evening.

An enjoyable time was had by yours truly and witnessed the same by others. The semi-permanent smiles borne by most over the three days was testament to that fact.

On talking to many of the people over the three days, the overall concensus was that the anniversary celebrations were a great success. Kudos to the Organizing Committee. Click on the image for details"

'To define India would be to limit it' says Catherine Young, the better half of Sir Rob Young, the British high commissioner to India.
See full text at: http://www.goacom.com/news/news2003/sep/msg00046.html

Ontario Provincial Elections -Premier Eves is resorting to playing "the race card" by linking immigration and crime in his campaign platform.
See full text at: http://www.goacom.com/news/news2003/sep/msg00033.html

Ontario Election - Liberal leader says Ontario needs newcomers
See full text at: http://www.goacom.com/news/news2003/sep/msg00022.html

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