Was reading the Canada.visa site this morning and saw some news that may be of interest to some:
This is regarding the Parent and Grandparent sponsorship program re-opening in 2014
To quote their information:
Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) has announced that the Parent and Grandparent sponsorship stream will re-open on January 2nd, 2014. At that time, the program’s processing time is expected to be cut in half.