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Refugees plead for family reunification

September 21, 2015

By Sunny Dhillow, Globe and Mail | An Iraqi teen who has been without her mother for more than a year. A woman from Yemen who was forced to leave her newborn behind and has not seen him in six years. A man from Uganda whose last glimpse of his two sons was a decade ago. Refugees who arrived in Canada without some of their closest family members attended a...

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Refugees plead for family reunification

September 21, 2015

By Sunny Dhillon | An Iraqi teen who has been without her mother for more than a year. A woman from Yemen who was forced to leave her newborn behind and has not seen him in six years. A man from Uganda whose last glimpse of his two sons was a decade ago. Refugees who arrived in Canada without some of their closest family members attended a tearful news conference...

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B.C. non-profit that re-houses refugees receiving flood of support

September 19, 2015

By Cheryl Chan, the Province | Seyar Zafar fled Afghanistan in 2007, leaving behind the only life he knew to seek a safe haven in Canada. It was a difficult adjustment for Zafar, who struggled to reconcile his previous high-ranking position in government and health-care to being a stateless refugee dependent on the goodwill of others. He and his family of nine, including his mother and two sisters, crammed in...

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Neighbourhood watch: Why Bloorcourt is one of Toronto’s most diverse places to live

September 18, 2015

By Andrea Chiu, Globe and Mail | 10 Blocks: This is the first in an occasional series examining what makes Bloorcourt tick, and how an inventive digital documentary about the neighbourhood is taking shape. Welcome to Bloorcourt: ten blocks along Bloor West and – right now – one of the city’s most diverse places to live. As rents begin to rise, a new interactive documentary from two Calgary natives immerses...

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A crying need to rework Canada’s immigration policies

September 18, 2015

By Hugh Segal, Globe and Mail | The emergence of refugee policy as a pivotal issue in this election campaign has exposed a crying need. Canada needs a rethink of the small-minded, vision-free and bigoted structure of our long-term immigration policies and procedures. Whether minority or majority, Liberal, Conservative or NDP, the next government and parliament have no excuse to avoid this issue. To do so would be to deny...

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6 reasons why Canada is not the place for you

September 17, 2015

By Majid Kazmi, Globe and Mail| Reader discretion advised! I am a new resident of Canada. A month after completing my two years here, a friend shared an old article online that immediately grasped my attention. It was titled “Don’t Make the Mistake of Migrating to Canada, it’s a Fool’s Paradise.” This is just one of many similar articles, threads and online debates (like this reader discussion in reference to...

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