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“How Climate Change is Behind the Surge of Migrants to Europe” (Time)

Aryn Baker (Time): Even as Europe wrestles over how to absorb the migrant tide, experts warn that the flood is likely to get worse as climate change becomes a driving factor. More than 10,000 migrants and…

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“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…


“Canada has lost its way as a compassionate country” (The Vancouver Sun)

Daphne Bramham (The Vancouver Sun): It was distressingly and tragically brought home by the image of a toddler, drowned off the coast of Turkey fleeing the Syrian civil war, that Canadians are no longer who we…


“Immigration minister says feds working to improve ‘onerous’ refugee system” (CTV News)

CTVNews.ca Staff: While Canada’s Immigration minister says changes are already underway to speed up Canada’s ‘onerous’ refugee application process, the campaigning Liberal and NDP leaders say the country can go beyond untangling bureaucratic red tape…


“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…


“Does Canada do enough for refugees?” (CBC News – The National)

CBC’s Adrienne Arsenault takes a look at the numbers (2:37) Link


“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…


“Canada ‘does not bear responsibility’ for helping stop refugee ships, Kenney said” (The Ottawa Citizen)

David Pugliese (The Ottawa Citizen): The Canadian government earlier this year said it bore “no responsibility” to provide military help to European nations struggling to deal with the thousands of migrants crossing the Mediterranean as they fled…


“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…


“Migrant crisis? No, Europe is facing a moral crisis” (The Globe and Mail)

Globe Editorial: In a world filled with graphic horrors, the Western media have become increasingly squeamish about showing what war, famine or death actually look like. There is an understandable fear of upsetting the audience,…