Chris Alexander

“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…


“No refugee application from father of drowned Syrian boys: government” (The Ottawa Citizen)

Jason Fekete (The Ottawa Citizen): Immigration Minister Chris Alexander says the federal government did not receive a refugee application from Abdullah Kurdi – the father of two drowned Syrian boys who have become a tragic face…


“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….


“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…


“Chris Alexander suspends re-election campaign in wake of refugee crisis” (CBC News)

CBC News: Conservative candidate Chris Alexander has suspended his campaign for re-election in the riding of Ajax, Ont., in the wake of the Syrian refugee crisis. Alexander cancelled a Thursday morning media appearance and is returning to Ottawa…


“Chris Alexander defends Canada’s refugee response, blames media” (CBC News)

Jennifer Chevalier (CBC News) Amid what has been called the worst refugee crisis since the Second World War, the immigration minister says Canada has taken in “approximately 2,500” Syrian refugees to date. “The numbers grow quickly through…