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  1. News - World - CANADA

    Medicinal pot plant takes over giant Hershey plant in Canada

    Posted Feb 18th 2014, 09:45pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Smiths Falls Medicinal pot plant takes over Hershey factory An hour's drive south of Canada's capital, past snow-covered pine forests and farmland, Chuck ... of large commercial greenhouses. Rifici's start-up Tweed is one of only six companies so far to earn a licence to grow from Health Canada, and will be the first in the world to be publicly ...

  2. News - World - MIGRATION

    Canada still wants you, minister tells Chinese applicants in axed investor migrant programme

    Posted Feb 13th 2014, 11:47pm by Ian Young

    ... Canada's door still open, says minister Canada's immigration minister has invited tens of thousands of Chinese millionaires to find other ways of getting into the country. The appeal comes ... Wednesday to reassure would-be migrants in Hong Kong and on the mainland that Canada's immigration system remained open for business. He was speaking a day after the Conservative government ...

  3. Property - International - CANADA

    'Polar vortex' chills home sales in Canada

    Posted Feb 19th 2014, 05:10am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Toronto Existing-home sales continue into fifth monthly decline as nation shivers through the winter 'Polar vortex' chills Canada activity Sales of existing homes in Canada fell last month, the fifth in a row, as unusually harsh winter weather discouraged potential house hunters, according to the Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA). Sales activity ...

  4. News - World

    Canada scraps millionaire visa scheme, ‘dumps 46,000 Chinese applications’

    Posted Feb 12th 2014, 06:26am by Ian Young

    ... scheme cut Tens of thousands of Chinese millionaires face an uncertain future after Canada's government moved to scrap its controversial investor visa scheme, which has allowed waves of rich ... millionaires at Canada's Hong Kong consulate. Applications to the scheme were frozen in 2012 as a result, as immigration staff struggled to clear the backlog. "For decades, [the investor ...

  5. Comment - Blogs

    Home is where the glowing heart is: Why you feel more Canadian when you live in Hong Kong

    Posted Jun 25th 2014, 06:25am by Ian Young

    ... to Canada, who reversed the journeys undertaken by their parents and now live in the SAR. Contrary to expectations, the study by academics from the University of British Columbia and the Chinese ... and Integration. Returnees (not a strictly accurate term in this case, since the study also included young people born in Canada) are often caricatured as “citizens of convenience” with no particular ...

  6. News - World - MIGRATION

    Visa approvals for investor migrants to Canada's British Columbia plunge

    Posted Feb 10th 2014, 04:47am by Ian Young

    ... Ian Young in Vancouver ian.young@scmp.com Canada denies trying to curb influx of rich Chinese into British Columbia Investor migrant approvals plunge Visa approvals for would-be investor migrants to British Columbia (BC) have plunged, an investigation into Canada's millionaire migration scheme has found- but federal authorities deny trying to stem the influx of rich Chinese ...

  7. News - China - MIGRATION

    Canada floats new citizenship rules that could affect thousands of Chinese

    Posted Feb 07th 2014, 11:42pm by Ian Young

    ... Ian Young in Vancouver ian.young@scmp.com Longer abode requirement and demand for tax returns may affect thousands of Hongkongers and mainlanders granted permanent residency Canada proposes major changes to citizenship rules Canada has unveiled sweeping reforms that would require immigrants spend more time as permanent residents, file tax returns and sign an undertaking ...

  8. News - World - CANADA

    Canada’s immigration reforms clamp down on ‘passports of convenience’

    Posted Feb 07th 2014, 02:02pm by Ian Young

    ... unveiled sweeping reforms demanding that immigrants spend more time in Canada as permanent residents, file income tax returns and sign an undertaking to continue living in the country if they want ... requirements would be extended to children as young as 14 and adults as old as 64. China is the biggest single source of Canada’s permanent residents. The changes represent a major crackdown ...

  9. News - World - IMMIGRATION

    Canada's immigrant investor scheme: How the rug has been pulled from under the rich

    Posted Feb 12th 2014, 09:19pm by Ian Young

    ... the writing on the wall for Canada's costliest city and was planning an exit from the industry. The reason? Canada's decision in 2012 to freeze applications to the immigrant investor programme. The party was just about over. Canada's announcement in Tuesday's budget that it was scrapping the scheme suggests she may be right. And the decision upsets the best-laid plans ...

  10. News - China - MIGRATION

    Exclusive: How mainland Chinese millionaires overwhelmed Canada's visa scheme

    Posted Feb 06th 2014, 11:44pm by Ian Young

    ... Megabucks visa rush jams entry to Canada Applications by tens of thousands of mainland millionaires flooded Canada's consulate in Hong Kong and overwhelmed the country's investor immigrant ... if they "invest" C$800,000 in the form of a five-year interest-free loan to Canada. The applications in the Hong Kong consulate's queue in January last year represented potential ...




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