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Fear, frustration mount over Canada’s plan to rescue Afghan interpreters

OTTAWA – Fear and frustration are mounting over the scope and pace of Ottawa’s plan to rescue potentially thousands of Afghans from the threat of Taliban retaliation for their past associations with Canada. The Liberal government announced last month that immigration officials would expedite the resettlement of Afghans who had

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Feds’ goal is to have Afghan interpreters on planes to Canada

LAKEFIELD, Ont. – Deputy Prime Minister Chrystia Freeland says the federal government’s goal is to have Afghans who assisted Canada and now face dangers on planes out of the war-torn country as quickly as possible. Freeland responded today to criticism after the Immigration Department released an application form for eligible

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Virtual parliamentary proceedings cause spike in injuries for interpreters

OTTAWA — Virtual sittings of the House of Commons and parliamentary committees are causing headaches for interpreters — literally. Coping with iffy audio quality, occasional feedback loops, new technology and MPs who speak too quickly has resulted in a steep increase in interpreters reporting workplace injuries, according to the union

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