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“Stephen Harper facing countrywide pressure to take immediate action to admit more Syrian refugees” (The National Post)

Sarah Boesveld (The National Post): Prime Minister Stephen Harper faces a rising tide of political pressure to admit more Syrian refugees into the country immediately, with even a prominent critic of the massive 1979 airlift…


“Mulcair is everyone’s target. Here’s how he plans to win.” (Maclean’s)

Paul Wells (Maclean’s): Mulcair is learning that higher hopes bring bigger obstacles. The NDP leader has become his opponents’ target much earlier than Layton ever did. Partly because there is more of the old-time backroom pol…


“Trudeau reaches out to premiers” (The Toronto Star)

Robert Benzie (The Toronto Star): Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau is trying to put federal-provincial relations on the front-burner of the election campaign. The day after the Star launched its Can We Talk? series to highlight important…


“Canada’s refugee policy questioned after Syrian boy’s drowning” (CBC News)

Mark Gollom (CBC News): The picture of Alan Kurdi, a Syrian boy whose body washed up on a Turkish beach, has heightened attention to Canada’s own contribution to accepting refugees from that war-torn area and other troubled regions. Critics say that…


“Nenshi calls Ottawa’s response to Syrian refugee crisis ‘disgraceful'” (The Calgary Herald)

Reid Southwick (The Calgary Herald): Mayor Naheed Nenshi blasted the federal Conservative government Thursday for its handling of the Syrian refugee crisis, which has been symbolized in the media around the world by the image of…


“Harper says photo of drowned child underscores need for military action” (The Globe and Mail)

Bill Curry And Ian Bailey (The Globe and Mail): Stephen Harper is defending his government’s approach to the growing Syrian refugee crisis, stating that his government is taking in more refugees but is also delivering…


“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….


“Father of Aylan Kurdi, drowned Syrian boy, declines offer of Canadian citizenship” (CBC News)

  Editor’s note: Subsequent to the publication of this story, based on reporting by Reuters, the Government of Canada has denied it ever offered Mr. Abdullah Kurdi Canadian citizenship. CBC News has also issued the following correction:…


“Immigration Minister Chris Alexander to discuss Syrian family case” (680 News)

The Canadian Press: Federal Immigration Minister Chris Alexander said Thursday he is meeting with officials to discuss the case of a Syrian family who drowned while trying to get to Europe. Three-year-old Aylan Kurdi, his…