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“Canada’s refugee policies are mean and incompetent” (The Toronto Star)

Lorne Waldman and Lobat Sadrehashemi (The Toronto Star): Children are washing up lifeless on beaches and Canada has turned its back. This Syrian refugee crisis is one of the worst humanitarian tragedies in recent memory…

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“Staff warned group not to publicize John Tory’s support for refugee efforts” (The Globe and Mail)

Joe Friesen (The Globe and Mail): Two months before Toronto Mayor John Tory personally donated money to sponsor a refugee family through a group called Lifeline Syria, his staff warned that the mayor could not…


“Refugee Mailouts From Tories Surface Online Amid Crisis In Syria” (The Huffington Post Canada)

Ryan Maloney (The Huffington Post Canada): The tragic image of a Syrian boy lying dead on a Turkish beach spurred difficult questions this week about whether or not Canada is doing enough for refugees in…


“Canada’s response to refugee crises today a stark contrast to past efforts” (The Globe and Mail)

Sean Fine (The Globe and Mail): The Syrian refugee crisis has exposed a wall of bureaucratic hurdles in Canada’s renowned refugee-sponsorship system that did not exist during previous crises, when the country brought in huge…



“Researchers try to make science a federal election issue” (CBC News)

Julie Ireton (CBC News): Members of Canada’s long-silent scientific research community are increasingly speaking out during this year’s federal campaign as they desperately try to make science an election issue. Academics and researchers have loudly criticized…


“Conservatives grapple with the terrible death of a Syrian boy” (CBC News)

James Cudmore (CBC News): It seems it is Harper’s view that the drowning of Alan, his brother Galib and his mother Rehana — and the many more lost refugees — was not the result of…


“This campaign is being taken over by events out of Harper’s control” (The Globe and Mail)

Bruce Anderson (The Globe and Mail): The plight of Syrian refugees has become a high-profile subject in Canada’s federal election in the last 24 hours, as well it should. Few Canadians will be unmoved by…


“World demands answers about Canada’s rejection of drowned boy and family” (The Toronto Star)

Jillian Kestler-D’Amours, Peter Edwards and Tonda MacCharles (The Toronto Star): The Canadian family of a drowned Syrian toddler and his family mourned their loss Thursday as the world demanded answers about Canada’ rejection of their immigration request….


“Little Aylan Kurdi, washed ashore, suddenly refocuses Syrian tragedy: Nahlah Ayed” (CBC News)

Nahlah Ayed (CBC News) How many of those who died trying to cross the Mediterranean were ultimately headed for Canada we do not know, but we do know there was at least one family of…