"Where is Canada?" In Turkey and Jordan recently, this was the question we heard over and over, from Syrian refugees themselves, crisis intervention workers, medical professionals, human rights activists and others dedicated to helping Syrians.To friends and family, I referred to my time in the region as a tour of shame, as a Canadian. There was a clear perception among the people we spoke with that Canada preferred Christian asylum seekers, and this explained the delays and inaction. As the now-infamous photo of Alan Kurdi reminds us, there is an immediate need for Canada to show leadership in developing a concrete solution.
Maia Rose Rotman
JD Candidate at University of Toronto, Faculty of Law
Maia Rotman is a law student at the University of Toronto, Faculty of Law. She specializes in refugee and forced migration issues. <br> <br> Maia has an MSc from the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London and a BA from Oberlin College.
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