Maytree News Headlines – March 29, 2011

IMMIGRATION / SETTLEMENT / DIVERSITY

Idea of Africentric lens at Oakwood Collegiate called short-sighted (Globe and Mail)
Students at Oakwood Collegiate dont understand. News has leaked out that the Toronto District School Board is proposing to put a black-focused school at Oakwood. The idea is to group black kids together to study through the lens of Africentric-based experiences. Putting it at Oakwood strikes many students as crazy. Theirs is a mixed, diverse school where kids from dozens of backgrounds learn and hang out together a thriving little microcosm of Toronto diversity. Why, they ask, would the TDSB want to mess with that by drawing lines between races?http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/toronto/marcus-gee/idea-of-africentric-lens-at-oakwood-collegiate-called-short-sighted/article1960699/

New rules proposed for marriages involving immigrants (CTV.ca)
The Harper government has quietly proposed that people coming to Canada to join their partner must stay in the relationship for two years or more before being formally granted permanent residence. The planned regulatory move — which follows a series of town halls and online consultations

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