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Statement of the Honourable Ahmed Hussen in celebration of Canada Day

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Happy Canada Day! Across the country today, people from all walks of life join in celebration of Canada’s birthday. This may be the second-largest country in the world, but our sense of community and attachment feels more like a neighbourhood. We certainly saw this last month, when the Toronto Raptors won the NBA championship, unifying people all across the country. We love our geography, but we don’t let the enormity of it keep us apart.


Ministers Hussen, Freeland and Monsef mark World Refugee Day

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Ottawa, June 20, 2019—The Honourable Ahmed Hussen, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship; the Honourable Chrystia Freeland, Minister of Foreign Affairs; and the Honourable Maryam Monsef, Minister of International Development and Minister for Women and Gender Equality, today issued the following statement:…


Second Anniversary of the Global Skills Strategy

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Ottawa, June 12, 2019 – The Honourable Ahmed Hussen, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship; the Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development; and the Honourable Patricia Hajdu, Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Labour, today issued the following statement:…


Statement in response to the Auditor General of Canada’s report on processing asylum claims

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Ottawa, May 7, 2019 – The Honourable Ahmed Hussen, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship, the Honourable Bill Blair, Minister of Border Security and Organized Crime Reduction and the Honourable Ralph Goodale, Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, today issued the following statement:


Minister Hussen marks the 15th annual Fraud Prevention Month campaign

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Minister Hussen marks the 15th annual Fraud Prevention Month campaignOttawa, March 1, 2019 – The Honourable Ahmed Hussen, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship, issued the following statement:Each year, hundreds of thousands of people from all over the world choose to make Canada their home – whether temporarily or permanently. Unfortunately, there are people who try to take advantage of individuals going through the immigration or citizenship application process.


Statement for International Migrants Day 2018

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Ottawa, December 18, 2018 – The Hon. Ahmed Hussen, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship; the Hon. Chrystia Freeland, Minister of Foreign Affairs; and the Hon. Marie-Claude Bibeau, Minister of International Development, today issued the following statement:“Since 2000, the United Nations has designated December 18 as the International Migrants Day. It marks an opportunity to recognize all migrants’ contributions to their home and host countries, as well as the importance of respecting human rights. As a country of immigrants, Canada is especially pleased to mark this important day.


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