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What are the factors that may explain why there's a much higher cap set by Canada for Ukrainian temporary visa holders than Palestinians?

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/manitoba/gaza-visa-winnipeg-reaction-1.7076386 On Dec. 21, Marc Miller, Canada's federal minister responsible for immigration and refugees, announced the new program to ...
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How can Quebec restrict immigration if it's part of Canada?

When the government announced its aggressive targets of up to 500,000 new immigrants a year, the province of Quebec, which gets to set its own immigration limits, said it would not take in more than ...
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Why does Canada historically have a very high support for immigration?

In the US, where the number of migrants entering the country through the southern border has reached an all-time high, there is overall a concern about having more immigrants than there are jobs. Pre-...
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What's causing the long wait times in the Canadian health care system?

VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Dec. 07, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Canadian patients waited longer than ever this year for medical treatment, finds a new study released today by the Fraser Institute, an ...
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Have any governments run user-dissuasion campaigns concerning fentanyl? What were the outcomes?

Fentanyl overdoses present a unique problem to Canadian provinces and US states *. While few want to return to Nancy Reagan's "just say no" **, it seems to me that the extremely deleterious ...
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Why doesn't Canada build housing to control the price of rent, given the country faces skyrocketing rent prices?

Public housing in Singapore is subsidised, built and managed by the Government of Singapore thorugh the Housing and Development Board (HDB). The majority of the residential housing developments in ...
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Aside the United States, did any other country challenge Canada's claim of sovereignty in the Arctic?

Canada has had historic difficulty supporting its Arctic claims of sovereignty due to the sparsity of population, remoteness, and difficulty in effectively demonstrating administrative capacity. Most ...
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How does the Canadian support for Ukraine financially compare with other foreign involvements (Afghanistan etc.)?

Like their [US] brethren to the south, Canadian conservatives are now increasingly saying Canada is sending too much to Ukraine. The percentage of Canadians who voted for the Conservative Party in ...
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Does the government of Canada have any say on how its provinces perform their paradiplomacy?

The ministry operates the Quebec Government Offices, de facto embassies which serve as communication depots between the Government of Quebec and governments outside of Canada. None of the offices in ...
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Are there other governments that broke promises to indigenous populations and might be liable to a lawsuit?

According to the Washington Post: More than 170 years ago, before Canada confederated in 1867, Indigenous people in what’s now Northern Ontario signed treaties, ceding a vast territory north of Lake ...
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What are the benefits for the Canadian government to cede natural resources to the people of Nunavut?

And on Thursday, he inked his name to an agreement with the federal government on that he hopes will open up more opportunities for coming generations. Akeeagok and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, ...
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Why is swatting a thing only in North America?

Swatting, or the act of deceiving an emergency service into sending a police response team to another person's address in the hope that harm comes to them by police violence. This is relatively ...
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Is Canada's Global Security Reporting Program a spy agency?

Is Canada's Global Security Reporting Program a spy agency? If not, what is it? This Wikipedia article includes: On June 19, 2020, the men were formally charged with spying on national secrets and ...
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Was there ever a trade war between the U.S. and Canada?

https://www.marketplace.org/2023/12/25/canadas-planning-to-impose-a-digital-services-tax-the-u-s-government-is-not-amused/ Now the U.S., Canada and more than a hundred other countries are negotiating ...
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Why is China's relationship with Canada still strained when China has improved its ties with both Australia and the United States in recent times?

On Sunday, Global Times, published by the Chinese Communist Party’s central committee, heralded the visit as an opportunity “to ease the strained China-Canada relations.” However, it quoted a source ...
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What's the point of bringing a torture case in Syria at the ICJ? Can't Syria unilaterally block that?

BBC reported on June 12, 2023: The Netherlands and Canada have submitted a case against Syria to the International Court of Justice (ICJ) over allegations of torture. I thought that [binding] cases ...
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Does the North American island of Saint-Pierre-et-Miquelon still hold a strategic advantage for France?

Saint-Pierre-et-Miquelon has had strategic significance at various eras in its history, mostly as fishing grounds and a geographical bargaining chip between France and England[1]. It also played a ...
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What positions exactly did the recently expelled Canadian staff expelled from India hold?

There have been a lot of rather vague claims about this, e.g. that India revoked "diplomatic immunity" of 41 Canadians, starting from a certain date, resulting in Canada withdrawing said ...
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Which Vienna Convention agreement was India expected to break?

[Credits for the articles (a law.se post): What is the legal way to expel diplomats from a country under the Vienna convention? ] A diplomatic spat is ongoing between India and Canada. India sought ...
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What was the biggest punishment given by Canada against a U.S. spy?

OTTAWA—New figures show Canada has turfed out five spies in the past decade from a surprising source country — its best friend and ally, the United States. From 2004 to 2014 Ottawa sent back to the U....
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Why do the Canadian Liberals not designate the IRGC as a terrorist organization?

The Conservative Party of Canada (official opposition) has continuously called the Liberals (ruling party) to designate the IRGC (Iran’s Revolutionary Guard Corps) as a terrorist organization. The ...
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Do Inuit leaders have enough sovereignty to allow China to build infrastructure for them in Canada?

The Canadian Security Intelligence Service (CSIS) has warned Inuit leaders that foreign adversaries could gain a foothold in Canada by offering to fill infrastructure gaps in the North. But Natan Obed,...
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Political purpose of Canada's prime minister publicly accusing India's government of being involved with killing a Canadian Sikh leader

On September 18, 2023, Trudeau accuses India's government of involvement in killing of Canadian Sikh leader states "Canadian security agencies have been actively pursuing credible allegations of ...
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Why does no one stand up to protest the strike of Canadian federal officers who are earning about 45% more than average Canadian workers? [closed]

Considering the economic down-trend, most highly educated individuals struggle to find a job. The Canadian federal officiers have the above-average pay, above-average benefits, above average stability,...
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Why do the Nordics have a low birth rate despite their government providing all parents with free childcare and parental leave?

Supporters of free childcare, parental leave and other parental perks often claim that the lack of such benefits is the root cause of low fertility rates in the US and other developed nations. And yet,...
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Why does Ontario have a quota on milk production?

According to a recent news article: Canadian dairy farmer is speaking out after being forced to dump thousands of liters of milk after exceeding the government’s production quota. In a video shared ...
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Why isn't Canada taking in more Americans?

Polling indicates record numbers of Americans want to leave the United States, with the most recent poll I could find placing it at 16%. However, data shows that few Americans are actually leaving. ...
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During the Canadian Convoy Protests, what was the stated reason for freezing bank accounts?

It is common knowledge now that the Canadian Government froze a handful of bank accounts based on suspicion of funding the 2022 Convoy Protests. When I watched Justin Trudeau's portion of the ...
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What government tools available to Canada to deal with population growth?

Any country that is experiencing population growth has to plan for building new cities but Canada has no plans nor capital investments to build new cities. Egypt employed its military to build a new ...
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Why do Canadians complain more about cost of living than Saudis? [closed]

I do not get it. Alberta’s recoverable reserves of oil are, still conservatively, the largest on Earth by far, and are larger than those of Saudi Arabia and Venezuela combined. Canada is rich in water ...
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Why can Canada’s parliament vote (on gun laws), but even when a single party controls both the U.S. House and Senate a change is all but impossible?

An article today discusses the difference between the U.S. and Canadian political systems and claims to answer a simple question, but the main issue remains unanswered. Why can Canada’s parliament ...
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Why doesn't Canada try to make its population grow up to the size of the USA? [closed]

This is my personal assessment: The USA has a moderately large population, and it is the world's largest economy because of that. As a result, the USA is a superpower. No other countries in the West ...
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In Canada, why can't the Emergencies Act be used against a political opponent?

(Unsure if this belongs on Law or Politics SE, it might be better suited for Law) Apropos of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau invoking the Emergencies Act against the Freedom Convoy in Canada earlier ...
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How do you explain Canada's Trudeau's power-sharing agreement to a five-year-old (American)?

The "explain to a five-year-old" question is a semi-standard format where the answer demonstrates their ability to understand both the subject matter, and the perspective and limitations of ...
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Why can't the law discriminate based on your religion, but it's ok for money?

I live in Canada (province of Québec), where we have the Charter of Rights and Freedom that says: Equality Rights Equality before and under law and equal protection and benefit of law 15 (1) Every ...
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Justin Trudeau invoked the Emergencies Act to end the trucker protests in Canada. Did he previously speak in support of similar protests in India?

The BBC's Trudeau vows to freeze anti-mandate protesters' bank accounts What began as a rally against a new rule that all truckers must be vaccinated to cross the US-Canada border, or quarantine upon ...
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Was Trudeau's invocation of the Emergency Act legal? [closed]

On Monday, February 14, 2022, Justin Trudeau invoked the never-before-used Emergencies Act in response to the ongoing Freedom Convoy Protests across the country, including the series of border ...
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Why was the Emergencies Act invoked in Canada with regard to the "Freedom Convoy"?

The Emergencies Act was invoked in response to the "freedom convoy" in Canada. I don't understand what makes this convoy so important to put the country in this situation. Why it is invoked?
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Why would Canadian Green party members be highly supportive of the Freedom Convoy's demands to drop covid restrictions?

The Freedom Convoy are truckers and supporters who are protesting (and blockading) in Ottawa against covid measures. Ostensibly it started out with cross-border truckers getting a vaccine mandate, ...
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Canadian conservatives on climate change: other examples of a mainstream political party deliberately moving itself out of the Overton Window?

(The Overton window can be thought of as "what's politically sellable to the public") Canadian Conservative leader O'Toole has been jettisoned by his peers, 73 out 119. Canada's ...
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Why is Regeneron's Monoclonal Antibody COVID-19 treatment not being used in Canada? [closed]

In the United States, treating COVID using Regeneron's Monoclonal Antibody cocktail has been growing increasingly popular for its usefulness of treating patients at risk of hospitalization. It has FDA ...
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How did Meng Wanzhou become free to go back to China?

Recently, some Chinese people and media are celebrating the success of Meng Wanzhou, the CFO of Huawei. On 1 December 2018, while transferring planes at Vancouver International Airport en route to ...
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Why must Canadian cannabis be packaged in child-proof containers, but not Alcohol/Tobacco?

The Cannabis Act and the Cannabis Regulations lay out a set of guidelines that regulate the packaging requirements for Cannabis distribution in the country. Among the more basic and expected ...
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Why wasn't Point Roberts given an exception to the Canada-US border closure?

Point Roberts is a small community in Washington off the tip of the Tsawwassen peninsula south of Vancouver, with a population of around a thousand. The only roads connecting Point Roberts to the rest ...
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Why doesn't Canada recognize the Sinopharm COVID-19 vaccine? [closed]

According to cbc.ca: The government of Canada's website lists which vaccines are recognized for the purposes of travel — Pfizer-BioNtech, Moderna, AstraZeneca-Oxford, and Johnson and Johnson — and ...
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What exactly is the nature of Michael Spavor's espionage charges?

Chinese court jails Canadian for 11 years on spying charges A court in China has found Canadian businessman Michael Spavor guilty of spying, sentencing him to 11 years in prison, in a decision likely ...
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Why does Canada only accept refugee applications from Afghans applying from Afghanistan, thus requiring them to return to the country?

The Canadian government have started processing the refugee applications for Afghanistan whose lives are being endangered by the increasing advances of the Taliban. According to immigration.ca: ...
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Why do countries keep the British Monarch as their head of state?

I think it is somewhat understandable for small territories that are either still dependent on the United Kingdom or are independent but relying economically on the UK, but what about Canada, Belize, ...
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Is there any government that managed to help local (national) content creators by regulating the big streaming giants?

I have recently heard about the Canadian Bill C-10 and read more about it. There seems to be a lot of criticism about it and few arguments in favor of it: Pros "<<The bill is not about ...
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What do the media and First Nations hope to accomplish by bringing attention to the history of residential schools in Canada?

There was recently a discovery of children who had died at a residential school, which led to protests and much media attention. This isn't a totally new discovery, though, and organizations have ...
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