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Being a refugee isn't fun, you see. It is not an adventure. It isn't an extended vacation at the expense of another. It is a sacrifice. It is a last resort. They may be safe here, but they wish that their own country wasn't at war. They would rather be there than here. Frankly, it sucks that my new neighbours are Syrian refugees.
"Canada's engagement must not stop at resettlement."
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"It was like being hit with a sledgehammer of emotion."
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A "chamber of freedom" erupted in applause.
The advertisement was about Canada's Syrian refugee resettlement plan.
But there are still some concerns.
"This is not a laughing matter."
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Landlords taking advantage of Syrian refugees. Gaps in dental care under the interim federal health care program. The burden placed on refugees who have to pay for their travel costs. Those are a few...
The holy month of Ramadan is upon us. This is a time when Muslims all around the world abstain from all food, drink and sexual pleasure during daylight hours. It is also a time when Muslims remember those less fortunate around the world by giving a portion of their wealth to charitable causes. Every Ramadan, here at Islamic Relief Canada, we pick a global issue that we campaign and fundraise on, and this month we're calling for more action towards ending the global refugee crisis.
Additional staff will head overseas this month to speed the processing of applications.
Not only is there a human case to giving back, but a business case as well, says Paramount Fine Foods CEO.
And he's hoping to see this country make a further commitment to Syrians.
The plan is supposed to be tabled each November, but the one for 2016 was delayed by the election.