What we have is an untenable situation and one which the Canadian prime minister should right immediately.
The country is one of the world's toughest places to be a mom.
Stadium built for 1976 Olympics infamous for cost overruns and shortcomings.
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Numbers of asylum seekers have surged in Quebec in recent weeks.
Many are in Quebec temporarily and plan to leave the province.
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“I said: ‘Attached?! What do you you mean?’"
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With a little love, understanding and help when it is needed, we can successfully welcome others into this country.
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Lina's life as a refugee has been fraught with loneliness and fear. Her journey began with the murder of her father.
Unfortunately, this is merely the latest chapter in what appears to be a recurring problem for the Trudeau administration.
Without options to excel outside of the household, many girls are kept silent and their needs are left unaddressed. Unfortunately, gender and age make refugee girls vulnerable to unique and especially dangerous challenges. Some are forced into child marriage in an effort to escape starvation for themselves or their families, often with older men.
Through encounters like this one with Aysha, I have seen firsthand that all mothers have the same dreams for their children. We want them to be safe, happy and successful, and that hope doesn't change even if your circumstances are difficult. If anything, it may even become more important.
"I thank God that I've been accepted to stay in Canada."
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"People forget the resilience; [refugees] are human beings that have survived."
Because of the cuts in previous years, many walk-in clinics, pharmacies and specialists continue to deny services to refugees and refugee claimants based on the false assumption that they are not covered.