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REPORT CALLS FOR ENHANCED COOPERATION AND LEARNING BETWEEN CANADA AND AUSTRALIA TO IMPROVE THE RECOGNITION OF IMMIGRANTS’ FOREIGN QUALIFICATIONS debt


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REPORT CALLS FOR ENHANCED COOPERATION AND LEARNING BETWEEN CANADA AND AUSTRALIA TO IMPROVE THE RECOGNITION OF IMMIGRANTS’ FOREIGN QUALIFICATIONS debt

Montreal – Lowering further the barriers to recognition of immigrants’ foreign qualifications requires concerted action on the part of governments, professional regulatory bodies, employers and other stakeholders. The exchange of good practices and learning across jurisdictions – as is taking place between Canada and Australia – can provide valuable support for improvements. These are the main conclusions in a report released today by the Institute for Research on Public Policy (IRPP).


By IRPP, , Canada.


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IRPP releases the report of the 2nd Canada-Australia roundtable on foreign qualification recognition debt


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IRPP releases the report of the 2nd Canada-Australia roundtable on foreign qualification recognition debt

The report summarizes presentations and discussion at the 2nd Canada-Australia Roundtable on Foreign Qualification Recognition, held in Vancouver on March 20-22, 2013. The event, which was organized by the IRPP, with support from Citizenship and Immigration Canada and the Australian High Commission to Canada, brought together some 70 Canadians and Australians representing governments, professional regulatory authorities immigrant-serving organizations and academics. It built on the initial Australia-Canada roundtable, held in Melbourne, Australia, in 2011.


By IRPP, Canada


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Greater clarity required in Canada's foreign investment rules debt


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Greater clarity required in Canada's foreign investment rules debt

The federal government's effective rejection of BHP Billiton's bid for Saskatchewan's Potash Corporation in 2010 was seen as a flashpoint in the recent evolution of theInvestment Canada Act (ICA), which many hoped would lead to greater clarity in the rules of the game for foreign direct investment (FDI). But uncertainty persists and, with the introduction of provisions such as "exceptional" circumstances, new questions have been raised. While the federal government has undertaken measures to address specific gaps in the ICA, it has done so without conducting a more general reassessment of the overall policy regime.


By IRPP, Canada


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Issues Arising from Improper Communications with Electors debt


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Issues Arising from Improper Communications with Electors debt

In the 18 months since the May 2011 general election, troubling information has been revealed regarding alleged improper communications with electors during the campaign. In some constituencies, it appears that automated and live telephone calls were used to provide false and misleading information on voting locations, to annoy voters or to otherwise attempt to interfere with their vote. By August 2012, some 1,400 complaints had been received by Elections Canada regarding specific occurrences of improper or fraudulent communications.>


By IRPP, Canada


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