Ahmed Hussen

10 Progressive Muslim Politicians Who Affirm LGBTQ Rights

Junaid Jahangir | Posted 05.24.2017 | Canada Politics
Junaid Jahangir

These politicians prove the thesis of "creeping sharia," ironically made by those who themselves espouse sexist and homophobic viewpoints, as utterly wrong.

Liberal Pledge To Overhaul Refugee System Postponed Indefinitely

CP | Stephanie Levitz, The Canadian Press | Posted 05.15.2017 | Canada Politics

Meanwhile, asylum claims are rising.

Canada Gets All Millennial With Change To Immigration Law

HuffPost Canada | Sarah Rieger | Posted 05.04.2017 | Canada

"Raising the age of dependents lets more families stay together."

Dear Minister Hussen, Len Van Heest Deserves Canada's Compassion

Ujjal Dosanjh | Posted 03.09.2017 | Canada Politics
Ujjal Dosanjh

On Monday March 6, 2017 you deported Len Van Heest, a Canadian for the last 59 years. Yes, a Canadian but without the citizenship papers. He has several convictions for assault, mischief and uttering threats -- all stemming from and related to his mental illness, the bipolar disorder.

Feds To Accept 1,200 Mainly Yazidi Refugees By Year's End

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 02.22.2017 | Canada Politics

The government says it also intends to facilitate private sponsorships of Yazidi refugees.

No Sign Trump Ban Will Affect Asylum System: Immigration Dept.

CP | Stephanie Levitz, The Canadian Press | Posted 02.02.2017 | Canada Politics

Immigration Minister Ahmed Hussen suggested the so-called safe third country agreement would remain untouched.

Althia Raj

Trudeau's Tweet About Refugees Is Meaningless Without Action: May

HuffingtonPost.com | Althia Raj | Posted 01.31.2017 | Canada Politics

“To say we are open, we are an inclusive society, we welcome Muslims and refugees here, you have a home here, that needs to be backed up."

As America Closes Its Doors, Canada Opens Its Arms

John McCool | Posted 01.30.2017 | Canada Politics
John McCool

In stark contrast to what has been taking place in Canada, the Trump administration has moved quickly since taking office to enact xenophobic, racist and anti-immigrant policies. With only a week in office, Trump has signed his name to two separate executive orders that will severely affect the lives of immigrants and refugees.

Canadian Permanent Residents Exempt From U.S. Travel Ban: Hussen

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 01.29.2017 | Canada Politics

He says there are no people currently stranded at Canadian airports.

Trudeau Should Shuffle His PMO, Too

Ujjal Dosanjh | Posted 01.12.2017 | Canada Politics
Ujjal Dosanjh

Trudeau's inner circle/PMO is mainly responsible for the mess he faces. His PMO team requires strengthening, whether by addition or subtraction. It certainly needs overhauling substantially, if not fully.

Trudeau Dumped 'Less Photogenic' Ministers: Tory Leadership Hopeful

The Huffington Post Canada | Ryan Maloney | Posted 01.11.2017 | Canada Politics

Brad Trost claims looks mattered more than experience.

Fresh Faces Join Trudeau Cabinet As Veterans Transition Out

The Huffington Post Canada | Ryan Maloney | Posted 01.11.2017 | Canada Politics

One was named a "young global leader" by the World Economic Forum.

Silence On Abdirahman Abdi's Death Shows Lack Of Accountability

Monia Mazigh | Posted 07.28.2016 | Canada Politics
Monia Mazigh

Police accountability has never been a strength on the federal, provincial and local levels. We are still lacking independent civil and independent bodies that would investigate the actions of law enforcement when such tragic incidents happen.

MPs Who Arrived As Refugees Describe How It Feels To Be Embraced

The Huffington Post Canada | Ryan Maloney | Posted 06.20.2016 | Canada Politics

"You can come from any part of the world, you can love anyone."

This Newly-Elected Somali-Canadian MP Should Be Appointed to Cabinet

Samuel Getachew | Posted 10.27.2016 | Canada Politics
Samuel Getachew

As the new Prime Minister-elect fulfills a campaign promise of a gender balanced cabinet -- I hope he would also fulfill the promise of cultural diversity among the executive members of his new government. He would be best served, by looking at Ahmed Hussen -- a formidable, talented and hard working Canadian -- up-close and using his talent in cabinet.

Why I Support the Liberals Under Justin Trudeau

Samuel Getachew | Posted 10.15.2016 | Canada Politics
Samuel Getachew

Continued humiliations and defeats, at the hands of Stephen Harper, has made the Liberals, more organized, open and accessible than ever before. What has always impressed me about them, is their strong will to survive, triumph and ultimately, win. Trudeau has that mojo.

Only a Fool Would Underestimate Trudeau in the Federal Election

Samuel Getachew | Posted 03.27.2015 | Canada Politics
Samuel Getachew

Trudeau is the most impressive, practical, and smart political leader since the Jean Chrétien era. Since taking over a near-bankrupt, third place, humiliated party less than two years ago, he has made it a growing political movement. The party is now well-organized, better funded, and has attracted strong candidates and volunteers that truly represent the new Canada.

How Is Canada's Somali Population Faring?

Samuel Getachew | Posted 02.27.2013 | Canada
Samuel Getachew

The Somali Canadian population is "undergoing the growing pains of integration into the larger Canadian mainstream" according to the head of the influential Somali Canadian Congress. Ahmed Hussen, a noted activist and newly minted Ottawa University lawyer, reflects on mentorship, influence and integration for Canada's large Somali population.