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“Canadian military could help bring refugees to Canada, Mulcair says” (The Toronto Star)

Joanna Smith (The Toronto Star): New Democrat Leader Thomas Mulcair said he’d be open to having the Canadian military transport Syrian refugees out of Turkey to help resettle them here more quickly. “Having more people on…


“Opening Syrian refugee ‘floodgates’ too risky for Canada, Harper says” (The Winnipeg Free Press)

The Canadian Press: Conservative Leader Stephen Harper cited security concerns on Tuesday for his refusal to commit to doing more to help refugees from the Middle East. As provinces pledged their own funds to help…


“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…


“The cost of mindless, heartless message control” (The Toronto Star)

Robin V. Sears (The Toronto Star): Politics is defined by dialogue. Successful politicians know how to listen, to respond respectfully and through that dialogue, learn. Some Canadian politicians’ increasing fascination with steely message discipline at…


“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…



“Harper says root cause of Syrian boy’s death is ISIS terror” (The National Observer)

Mychaylo Prystupa (The National Observer): Canadian federal leaders pivoted the election Thursday entirely to the death of a three-year-old Syrian toddler, whose lifeless face-down-into-a- beach body was shown in news photos worldwide Wednesday. The incident has…


“Canadians divided along political lines over whether to accept thousands of refugees in current crisis” (Angus Reid)

The Angus Reid Institute: With the Harper government under fire on the campaign trail for its reaction to the European migrant crisis and refugee policy in general, new data from the Angus Reid Institute shows…