The Conservative government is ramping up its focus on how it will stamp out anything that threatens Canadian identity as leaders head into the final stretch of campaigning.
In the midst of an election campaign in Canada, the Harper government announced new measures to admit 10,000 refugees from Syria by September of next year.
The appeal judges dismissed the government's case almost instantly, saying they wanted to ensure that the woman who launched the lawsuit could take her oath in time to vote in the federal election next month.
Lawyers for the Canadian government will be in court tomorrow fighting to uphold a policy that requires new Canadians remove their face-covering veils while taking their oath of citizenship.
By Justin Ling
Facing public outrage after initial reports that Canada had refused refuge to Alan Kurdi, Canadian authorities said they had never received an asylum request for the boy or his family. Alan's uncle was rejected for an 'incomplete' application.
By Arthur White
Hiva Alizadeh, an Iranian-Canadian, pleaded guilty last fall to explosives possession with the intent to cause harm as part of a terrorist conspiracy.