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Patti Lenard

Associate Professor at the Graduate School of Public and International Affairs, University of Ottawa

Patti Tamara Lenard is Associate Professor at the Graduate School of Public and International Affairs, University of Ottawa. Her work focuses on the challenges posed by migration across borders. Her first book is <em>Trust, Democracy and Multicultural Challenges</em>.
When Living Your Yoga Means Sponsoring

When Living Your Yoga Means Sponsoring Refugees

Canada is the only country in the world that allows private citizens to unite to sponsor refugees, by taking on a commitment to welcome them and support them as they take refuge in the safe and tolerant country of which we are lucky to be a part.
04/26/2016 03:13 EDT
We Are All Responsible for the Safe Passage of Syrian

We Are All Responsible for the Safe Passage of Syrian Refugees

Alan Kurdi's image has captivated the world's attention and focused it on the ways in which those with the ability to rescue desperate people have failed to do so, to staggeringly horrific effect. It has focused Canada's attention, because whether or not he had hoped to join his family in Canada, he certainly has Canadian family that cared for him deeply. But Canada's government is not alone in being blameworthy; rather, it is in good company.
09/06/2015 09:04 EDT