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Opinion: Don Curry, Will we see caps on international student numbers?

Opinion: Don Curry, Will we see caps on international student numbers?

'When schools across the country are ranked by study permit totals, Ontario colleges hold 14 of the top 20 spots'
Opinion: Don Curry, How many international students in city were missed in census?

Opinion: Don Curry, How many international students in city were missed in census?

'If city planners are working with the wrong numbers, it obviously affects the most pressing issue of the day, which is housing'
Opinion: Removing one of life’s most memorable days with a Zoom call

Opinion: Removing one of life’s most memorable days with a Zoom call

'I have attended only one citizenship ceremony, and it was back when Jay Aspin was our Member of Parliament. I was invited, as the then executive director of the North Bay & District Multicultural Centre, to sit with the dignitaries (who? me?) and then congratulate each new Canadian after they became citizens'
Opinion: Don Curry, The tea leaves say RNIP has an excellent chance of becoming a permanent program

Opinion: Don Curry, The tea leaves say RNIP has an excellent chance of becoming a permanent program

'There would be howls of protests from all 11 communities if RNIP were to end next year. Politicians don’t like howls of protest'
Opinion: Don Curry, How does North Bay grade as a welcoming community?

Opinion: Don Curry, How does North Bay grade as a welcoming community?

'I don’t know the answer. I have been involved in immigration for decades and I have seen nothing that can prove we are a welcoming community. It’s time to find out.'
Opinion: Don Curry, Let’s take a closer look at Canada’s immigration targets

Opinion:  Don Curry, Let’s take a closer look at Canada’s immigration targets

'If you ask people what percentage of Canadians are immigrants, some will get it pretty close. The answer, according to the 2021 census, is 23 per cent. I prefer the figure 95 per cent'
Opinion: Don Curry, India and Philippines driving immigration to North Bay

Opinion: Don Curry, India and Philippines driving immigration to North Bay

‘My Filipino clients are predominantly in the health care field, and the ones from India are more focused on business careers'
Opinion: Charlie Angus digs deep into Cobalt’s history with latest book

Opinion: Charlie Angus digs deep into Cobalt’s history with latest book

“Page-turner,” “gripping,” “hard-hitting,” are words used often to describe good books, and they all apply to this one.
OPINION: Don Curry, North Bay’s immigrant population is now 5%

OPINION: Don Curry, North Bay’s immigrant population is now 5%

'Of the 2,615 newcomers, 2,245 are visible minorities'
Opinion: New work rules may be too tempting for international students — and employers

Opinion: New work rules may be too tempting for international students — and employers

'Let’s hope sanity prevails and they don’t use the lure of unlimited hours of work to become workers instead of students'