Ottawa, October 2009. Government of Canada announces special immigration measures for typhoon victims in the Philippines.
Residents in the Philippines who are significantly affected by Typhoon Ondoy (International code name Ketsana) are being offered special measures to facilitate immigration to Canada, announced Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism Minister Jason Kenney. “I would like to express my deepest sympathy and support for the people of the Philippines affected by this terrible disaster,” said Minister Kenney. “This government is moving quickly to reunite Canadians and permanent residents with their families by extending a welcome to those who wish to come to Canada.”