Syria

“Canadians ready to take in thousands more Syrian refugees: poll” (The Ottawa Citizen)

Christina Spencer (Ottawa Citizen): Unhappy at how the federal government has handled the Middle East refugee crisis, almost 50 per cent of Canadians want this country to take in thousands more displaced Syrians, exclusive polling…


“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…


“RCMP charge Syrian officer accused of torturing Maher Arar” (CBC News)

Editor’s Note: While this news may not seem overtly “political,” it is an important first in Canada. Torture a Canadian, says the RCMP, and consequences must follow. CBC News: RCMP have laid a charge in absentia against a Syrian…



“Canada election 2015: Tories propose ban on travel to terrorist hotspots”

CBC News: Conservative Leader Stephen Harper said Sunday if re-elected he would introduce legislation that would make it a criminal offence for Canadians to travel to parts of the world under the control of extremist groups….