Refugee Canada

Mexican Asylum Seekers Apply To Canada In Record Numbers

CP | Stephanie Levitz, The Canadian Press | Posted 04.16.2017 | Canada Politics

Most newcomers claimed asylum at the Vancouver airport.

Post-Paris Attacks, Grief Should Not Stop Us From Having Debates

Angelina Chapin | Posted 11.23.2016 | Canada Politics
Angelina Chapin

For those of us with the luxury of not being consumed by grief, now is the best time to talk about issues related to terrorism, such as racism, Western exceptionalism, refugee policy and hate crimes. Post-tragedy, we're engaged enough to pay attention to the important issues we usually ignore.

Canada Fails the Test of a Good Society

Bernie Farber | Posted 05.02.2014 | Canada Politics
Bernie Farber

Chris Alexander, Minister of Citizenship and Immigration, is attempting to justify the recent changes to the refugee determination system and refugee health care with divisive language and misrepresentation of the facts. This is not a reasonable way to develop public policy that affects some of the most vulnerable people in the world.

Harper Supports Malala, Shuns her Sisters Worldwide

Rachel Décoste | Posted 01.21.2013 | Canada Politics
Rachel Décoste

Prime Minister Stephen Harper hopped on the Malala Yousafzai bandwagon by signing a petition to nominate the schoolgirl for the Nobel Peace prize. But Harper's singular gesture will never buy respect from the advocates of fairness, equality and human decency. Only policy reversals can deliver that miracle. Only policy reversals can deliver that miracle.

How We Treat Refugees Says A Lot About Who We Are

Bhanu Bhatnagar | Posted 12.13.2012 | Canada
Bhanu Bhatnagar

Uprooted from their lives, sometimes in a violent manner, many refugees find themselves in alien lands with little or no knowledge of the local language or culture and (generally) without friends or family to help a lending hand. Most western governments refer to refugees as "clients" or "customers" when processing their applications. There's little or no recognition of the person behind the paperwork. That's where Canada's Romero House comes in.

Let's Celebrate Canada Day by Punishing Refugees?

Avrum Rosensweig | Posted 08.03.2012 | Canada Politics
Avrum Rosensweig

Under new rules to take effect on Canada Day, refugees from designated countries will no longer have access to even emergency health care, and will effectively lose the right to appeal the results of their refugee hearings. The following is a response to Jason Kenney's thoughts on refugee health care from a doctor and refugee lawyer.

Libyan Diplomat In Canada Makes Refugee Claim

CBC | CBC | Posted 10.10.2011 | Canada Politics

At least one Libyan diplomat is claiming refugee status in an attempt to stay in Canada, after the Department of Foreign Affairs moved to kick out the...