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Why I'm Travelling To Conflict Zones In Syria And Beyond

Conrad Sauvé | Posted 03.01.2016 | Canada Impact
Conrad Sauvé

A desperate Syrian mother in a refugee camp tried to give me her sick little girl on my last visit to the region's conflict zones and neighbouring countries filled with fleeing people. She wanted me to take her child back to Canada for medical care. That day, I saw misery and despair that no one should bear.

Althia Raj

Canada Aid Could End Up Helping ISIS Fighters, Acknowledges Minister

HuffingtonPost.com | Althia Raj | Posted 02.11.2016 | Canada Politics

"It is very important that we let these organizations work in a complete independent manner and not link it to our military action," said Marie-Claude Bibeau.

The Qualified Welcoming of Syrian Refugees

Maria Calleja | Posted 02.11.2016 | Canada Politics
Maria Calleja

The responses of individuals and countries to the Syrian Refugee Crisis has been a bit of an informal test on the level of humanity within individuals and nations. Even though outwardly Canada seems to have embraced the incoming refugees, I think some people have forgotten the compassion and despair that was felt when the image of Alan Kurdi's lifeless body, was seared into our collective unconscious.

Syria Says Foreign Troops Would 'Return Home In Wooden Coffins'

CP | Albert Aji And Karin Laub, The Associated Press | Posted 02.06.2016 | Canada

"Any ground intervention in Syria, without the consent of the Syrian government, will be considered an aggression that should be resisted by every Syrian citizen."

Tips For Success From A Refugee Turned Entrepreneur

Lyda Mclallen | Posted 02.04.2016 | Canada Business
Lyda Mclallen

The most important message I could share from my experience growing up and coming over to Canada is that being a refugee doesn't last a lifetime. It's an experience that lasts but a few short years and opens the door to a life full of opportunities to learn, grow and succeed.

How We Can Support Syria And The Region In 2016

Kevin McGurgan | Posted 02.02.2016 | Canada Politics
Kevin McGurgan

2016 is a critical year for Syria, 15 March will mark the fifth anniversary of the Syrian civil war. It is in all our interests, but especially the people of Syria, that 2016 is the year when we see a turning-point in this crisis. The UK will continue to play a leading role in international efforts to end the suffering of Syrians.

Embracing 'Radical' Christianity Can Defeat The Islamic State

Robert D. Onley | Posted 01.25.2016 | Canada Politics
Robert D. Onley

"Do good to those who hate you. Bless those who curse you. Pray for those who hurt you." This verse, objectively radical given its relevance today, is particularly applicable in the context of terrorist violence, where strangers are willing to viciously stab, shoot and murder total strangers. One need only think back to the Paris attacks and ask: how can such hatred be justified?

The Unsung Hero Of Canadian Financial Innovation

Aaron H. Emery | Posted 01.20.2016 | Canada Business
Aaron H. Emery

Dave Baker is a used car salesman on a mission to make Canada a more fair and equitable place. Go ahead and take a moment. Be skeptical. It took me six months to overcome my initial aversion to the predominant narrative of auto sales. I was sure that there was a catch. There had to be a bait-and-switch somewhere along the way.

Food And Medicine Finally Reach Starving Syrian Village

CP | Albert Aji, The Associated Press | Posted 01.12.2016 | Canada

The U.N. says 4.5 million Syrians are living in besieged or hard-to-reach areas and desperately need humanitarian aid.

Liberals Extend Deadline For Matching Syria Donations

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 01.07.2016 | Canada Politics

The original deadline, set by the Tories, was Dec. 31.

Canadians Recall Refugee Past As They Help Syrian Newcomers

CP | Michael Tutton | Posted 12.25.2015 | Canada Politics

Harrowing stories from Syrian refugees have made many Canadians reflect about the struggles of their ancestors.

10,000 Refugees Might Not Be In Canada By Year End: McCallum

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 12.23.2015 | Canada Politics

"We are moving heaven and earth to get them here."

Canada's Welcoming Of Refugees Is A Simple Act Of Charity

Alan Ramón Ward | Posted 12.21.2015 | Canada Politics
Alan Ramón Ward

Due to the heated political atmosphere from which the initial promise emerged, with Trudeau's Liberals keen to position themselves in stark contrast to Harper's Conservatives, I feel that the massive attention this has garnered from both sides -- both of acclaim and censure -- has been greatly exaggerated. With all the rhetoric from proponents and opponents, we forget that this is a simple act of charity.

Trudeau Looks Beyond Security Council To Make A Difference At UN

CP | Mike Blanchfield, The Canadian Press | Posted 12.21.2015 | Canada Politics

There are other ways Canada can contribute, the PM said.

Montreal Teen Found Guilty Of Supporting ISIL

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 12.17.2015 | Canada

MONTREAL — A Montreal teen has been found guilty of two terrorism-related charges. Youth court Judge Dominique Wilhelmy handed down the verdict t...

What Donald Trump's Words Feel Like To Muslims Like Me

Deena Douara | Posted 12.14.2015 | Canada Politics
Deena Douara

I'll tell you how it feels to hear Trump -- a front-running candidate to lead the world's most powerful country -- say he wants a "total and complete shutdown of Muslims entering the United States." How it feels to hear supporters say "send them all back."

Liberals' Refugee Plan Lauded As Act Of Courage

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 12.08.2015 | Canada Politics

The head of the International Organization for Migration says the program is a good compromise.

A Look Inside A Wayside Playroom For Syrian Refugee Children

Robert Neufeld | Posted 12.07.2015 | Canada Impact
Robert Neufeld

Here, in this unassuming spot, World Vision would use toys, drawings and games to brighten the lives of refugee children fleeing across Europe to find safety in new homelands. This was the first day of operations for a new child-friendly space in Adaševci.

Joshua Ostroff

Hozier Compares Syrian Refugees (Now) To Irish Immigrants (Then)

HuffingtonPost.com | Joshua Ostroff | Posted 12.04.2015 | Canada Living

"Ireland has a long history of people leaving with famines and war. A lot of people weren't happy to see them."

It's Our Duty To Help Refugees, Even If We Are Afraid

Elizabeth Bromstein | Posted 12.04.2015 | Canada Living
Elizabeth Bromstein

I'm scared that we will somehow fail the people we sponsor, or that they will be ungrateful and not very nice. I suppose I'm slightly concerned that they will actually be bad people. And I'll admit I'm a little scared (possibly irrationally) of the remotely possible Fundamental Islamification of Canada. I feel, incidentally, that I should be allowed to express these fears without being called a racist or xenophobe. But most of those are small, imaginary fears, and what refugees from Syria are fleeing are big, real fears.

Trudeau's Decision To Stop Bombing ISIS Isn't Political

Alan Ramón Ward | Posted 12.03.2015 | Canada Politics
Alan Ramón Ward

The new light in which his decision is inevitably being seen after the despicable acts in Paris makes it important to revisit the issue, which is bigger than the press sometimes lets on. Because Trudeau's decision is not a political one. On the contrary, it is cultural. His decision to stop bombing speaks to what can only be seen as a fulfillment of national identity. Even before Paris, it seemed that nothing in the world could divide Canadians as definitively as their opinion of whether Canada should be dropping bombs in the Middle East.

'Nannygate' Is Not A Real Issue

Lauren Messervey | Posted 12.03.2015 | Canada Parents
Lauren Messervey

Never mind that Trudeau has already attracted admiration from several world leaders, improved foreign relations and made good with his promise to aid Syrian refugees,. Never mind that he's only been Prime Minister for less than two months and has been actively working for the change that he promised. No, no, let's talk about how he and his wife hired a NANNY.

How Many Refugees From Each Country Depends On Need: Ambassador

CP | Stephanie Levitz, The Canadian Press | Posted 11.27.2015 | Canada Politics

Close to four million Syrians are currently living in three countries.

Canada's Syrian Refugee Plan Not Abandoning Single Men: Official

CP | Colin Perkel | Posted 11.27.2015 | Canada Politics

"This is truly an incredible mobilization."

The Western Double Standard On Terror In Israel Must Stop

Catherine Chatterley | Posted 11.25.2015 | Canada Politics
Catherine Chatterley

Since the jihadist terrorist assault on Paris, the most glaring double standard has come into view. It seems that while the victims in France have our sympathy and concern, the Jews murdered by Arabs in Jerusalem and other cities in Israel do not.