Iraq

Conservative-Progressive “Chasm” Masks Harper’s Real Chances (EKOS Research)

EKOS Research: Over the past week there has been an outpouring of reactions to the Syrian refugee crisis that run from concern to horror. The searing image of the drowned three year old pushed the…

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“Under pressure, Harper changes tack on refugee resettlement” (The Toronto Star)

Tonda MacCharles (The Toronto Star): Conservative leader Stephen Harper who has repeatedly said he has “already” moved to expedite the resettlement of refugees from Syria switched tack Thursday to say his government will soon announce measures…


“NDP or Liberal government ‘real possibilities,’ says Harper” (The Toronto Star)

Tonda MacCharles, Bruce Campion-Smith and Joanna Smith (The Toronto Star): In the face of declining poll numbers, Conservative Leader Stephen Harper said he still believes he will win the most seats come Election Day but…


“Canadians Want More Action on Refugee Crisis” (Mainstreet Research)

Mainstreet Research: A new Mainstreet/Postmedia poll finds Canadians closely watching the unfolding Syrian refugee crisis – many (48%) support a dramatic increase in refugee resettlement within Canada. With 2,506 respondents the Mainstreet Research poll conducted…


“Stephen Harper would quit as PM even if party loses by a seat” (CBC News)

CBC News: Conservative Leader Stephen Harper says he will cease to be prime minister if his party comes a close second in the Oct. 19 election, signalling he will not resort to any procedural tactics to remain in power. In a wide-ranging…


“Harper’s Canada has more than one refugee death on its hands” (The Guardian)

Martin Lukacs (The Guardian): Undeserving people exploiting the generosity of a benevolent government. Cheating an application process. Taking advantage of welfare. Stealing our jobs. That is the image of “bogus refugees” that Canada’s Conservative government has…


“A Canadian Warplane Mistakenly Broadcast Its Location Over Islamic State Controlled Territory” (VICE News)

Ben Makuch (VICE News) For what appears to be an entire sortie, a Canadian warplane broadcast its flight location while flying over so-called Islamic State (IS) controlled territory. The revelation regarding a refueling plane flying as…


“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…


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

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