Tuesday, July 20, 2010

All immigrants face mandatory language test...

...Even if English or French is your mother tongue.

The Toronto Star has an article about immigration minister Jason Kenney using "ministerial instructions to circumvent public scrutiny and consultation, ramming through changes without parliamentary oversight."

Dodi Robbins is an immigrant and Harvard educated lawyer whose first language is English. She is required to pay $285 for an exam fee to take the IELTS tests. Previously, immigrants could get a submission attesting that their first language is English or French. That is no longer possible.

Sunday, July 4, 2010

Kulanu and QuAIA at Toronto's Pride Parade 2010

Here are two videos of Kulanu and QuAIA at Toronto's Pride Parade 2010:

Excuse the video quality as it was bright north on Yonge Street but darker looking south.


QuAIA (Queers Against Israeli Apartheid):