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Recruiters and employers increasingly taking advantage of temporary foreign workers, advocate says

Temporary foreign workers are reporting paying recruiters and employers thousands of dollars to obtain a permit to work in Canada — only to end up with nothing.

Wealthy would-be immigrants told to lie about their assets, intentions — even their identity

Rich foreigners seeking Canadian residency through a controversial Quebec program are advised to hide questionable assets, lie about their intention to settle in the province and even adopt a new identity, in a hidden-camera investigation by Radio-Canada.

Rich investors granted Canadian residency despite suspicions of fake documents and dubious assets

Some rich foreigners seeking Canadian residency under a special Quebec program for wealthy investors couldn't point to the province on a map while others submitted fake documents or disguised their assets — yet many of them were still accepted for immigration, former civil servants say.

Doubts cast on Canadian citizenship of Mulroney's billionaire friend

A wealthy Syrian-British investor who Brian Mulroney calls a "close friend," and who parked much of his fortune offshore, obtained Canadian citizenship under unclear circumstances in the 1990s, a Radio-Canada/Toronto Star investigation has found.
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Millions in political donations prompt call for review of B.C. mining regulations

Mining Watch Canada is calling on the province to set up an independent body to regulate the mining sector, in light of the millions of dollars in donations the industry has given B.C.'s governing party between 2005 and 2015.