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    Under new rules, rich Chinese should learn French if they want to move to Canada

    Posted Apr 16th 2014, 11:05am by Ian Young

    ... in wealth-based migration to Canada: an exemption that theoretically allows unlimited numbers of rich migrants into the country so long as they can demonstrate an ability to speak French. French-speaking or not, the vast majority of millionaire investor immigrants to Canada have previously been Chinese. So will the francophone exemption trigger boom times for French teachers in China? The parallel ...

  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Canada gets all protective about porn

    Posted Mar 29th 2014, 03:25am by Alex Lo

    ... Alex Lo alex.lo@scmp.com Canada gets all protective about porn In the eternal debate over whether something sexy is porn or erotica, it seems the Canadian government has cut the Gordian ... pornographic cable channels for failing to meet minimum Canadian content? Like France, Canada mandates a minimum level of home-grown content to make sure "Canadian artists have access to Canadian ...

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    Let us into Canada or give us C$5m, axed investor migrants demand

    Posted Mar 26th 2014, 12:15pm by Ian Young

    ... as a “cudgel” to get Citizenship and Immigration Canada to process his clients’ visa applications. “CIC will not agree to compensation,” Leahy admitted. “It’s a very audacious request.” So how did he ... a long history of antagonism with Citizenship and Immigration Canada. In February 2013, CIC took the unusual step of issuing a bulletin that warned its staff not to deal with Leahy, who ...

  4. Comment - Blogs - IMMIGRATION

    Exit strategy: Canada to target tax and visa cheats by tracking departures

    Posted Mar 19th 2014, 09:05am by Ian Young

    ... Ian Young in Vancouver ian.young@scmp.com Hong Kong and mainland Chinese immigrants be warned. This summer, Canada is plugging gaps in its border management that have allowed some of you to practice passport and taxation fraud. One of the more alarming facts highlighted by Canada’s ongoing crackdown on citizenship and so-called passports of convenience has been the failure ...

  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Canada's immigration headache

    Posted Feb 17th 2014, 12:00pm by Peter Kammerer

    ... Peter Kammerer Peter Kammerer says Canada's struggle to find the right mix and pace of immigration is all too common in a globalised world Elusive fit As an ethnic minority in a city ... opposition to wealthy mainland Chinese being given residency in other countries. Canada is not a place you'd expect such criticism. Its people are exceptionally liberal-minded and are proud ...

  6. Comment - Blogs - bitcoin

    Canada and US to increase supervision of digital currencies

    Posted Feb 12th 2014, 08:12pm by DANNY LEE

    ... Danny Lee danny.lee@scmp.com Ottowa and New York will step-up supervision of digital currencies in their fight against money laundering and terrorism financing despite law-enforcement fears of Bitcoin-style loopholes. Ottowa said it will toughen rules aga ...

  7. Comment - Blogs

    2014 may be a taxing new year for Hong Kong-Canada dual residents

    Posted Jan 07th 2014, 06:41pm by Ian Young

    ... Ian Young in Vancouver Tax dodgers beware – a long-awaited tax treaty with Hong Kong came into effect in Canada last week with the new year. The treaty, which was signed in November 2012 ... This was essential, since it had previously been established that the 1986 tax treaty between Canada and China did not apply to Hong Kong, with its pre-1997 colonial status and post-1997 standing as a Special ...

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    Does Chinese signage at Vancouver airport send the wrong message?

    Posted Apr 23rd 2014, 09:04am by Ian Young

    ... Ian Young Some Richmond residents fear 'politically motivated ethnic groups are pushing their cultural agenda upon Canada' Canada’s two official languages are English and French, ... the situation now extends beyond Number 3 Road, and that visitors to Canada need to be reminded of the official languages as soon as they step off their flight in Vancouver. In their sights ...

  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Toronto's focus is on Keystone XL oil pipeline, not Mayor Rob Ford

    Posted Apr 22nd 2014, 02:23am by Alex Lo

    ... from Alberta to the US Midwest. It strikes me that how Canada deals with its rich reserves of oil sands- also known as tar sands- is a textbook example of why some countries succeed ... of the Keystone pipeline system. Earlier construction means the system as a whole is already running crude and bitumen from Canada all the way to Texas, and shortly to the Gulf coast as well. So you have ...

  10. Comment - Letters

    Letters to the Editor, April 22, 2014

    Posted Apr 22nd 2014, 02:23am by LETTERS

    ... not think it helps students a lot. It is not adopted in countries which have education systems that are held in high regard, such as Canada and the Netherlands. In those countries educators do ...




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