A Canadian-based NGO has found creative ways to counter childhood trauma.
The singer is working with designer Zuhair Murad in a fundraiser for disaster relief in Lebanon.
Most recently, he gave $300,000 to a relief initiatives for those affected by the Beirut explosions.
Israa Seblani said the shockwave from the blast nearly blew her off her feet.
Two blasts in the capital of Beirut killed over 100 people and left thousands more injured.
Development Canada says $1.5 million will be going to the Lebanese Red Cross via the Canadian Red Cross Society.
Montreal's Lebanese community is mourning.
Canadians have good reason to question the government's "security" justification for the refusal.
In early June, 2003, Air Canada was about to launch its inaugural non-stop flight from Montreal to Beirut. But then, inexplicably, the Canadian government pulled the rug out from under Air Canada -- citing "national security" issues.
Talking more about one attack or reacting more passionately to it does not a narrow response make, nor does it mean you are a bigot who wants your country's doors closed to refugees. What I would like is for the hectoring posturers out there to understand that Paris, in many ways, represents the apex of Western culture.