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The hurdles facing parents and kids wishing to enjoy Parks and Rec programs show some experiences of people living without status.
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Sanctuary cities are more than a series of flawed municipal laws and administrative directives. They represent an opportunity to strengthen communities, foster democratic participation, and reframe political organization.
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When a person is escaping war or simply wants to immigrate to Canada, the driving force is the idea that Canada is an inclusive, safe country of multiculturalism. Declaring a city a "sanctuary city" is a slap in the face of Canadians because a sanctuary city tells the world that somehow the rest of Canada is not a safe place for refugees and immigrants.
Mayor Denis Coderre told reporters he felt compelled to act because of events south of the border.