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A young Iranian helps Syrian refugees adjust to Canada
A young Iranian, himself, new to Canada reaches out to help Syrian refugees settle here. But with the war in Syria, tensions between Iranians and Syrians are rising. How will he succeed?
Oct 12th, 2016
Death worth risk for refugees, says man who boarded Thai ship for Canada
VANCOUVER — A young Sri Lankan man crammed into the cargo hold of a ship with nearly 500 others had only one thing on his mind — getting to the promised land called Canada. Nearly five years after...
The Canadian Press
Apr 22nd, 2015
Canada's growing culture of refugee exclusion
Almost 25,000 refugees fight exclusion claims yearly, according to a report by two law professors from UBC. Here's a look at the people behind the numbers.
Dec 12th, 2012
Seeking refuge: challenges and changes in the Canadian refugee system
While Canada's record of helping refugees is well established, our current system continues to be challenging and complicated, and Bill C-31 threatens to make the process even more difficult.
Jul 1st, 2012
Mexican journalist finds support from activists to fight deportation
Mexican journalist Karla Berenice García Ramírez blew the whistle on government corruption in Mexico, moving to Surrey after death threats. Now the writer and broadcaster faces imminent deportation.
David P. Ball
Jan 17th, 2012
Canada can benefit from more immigration
Sep 26th, 2011
UNsuccessful: Canada rejected from the big world dance
What the world’s astonishing rebuke of Canada’s candidacy for a seat on the UN Security Council says about Harper’s foreign policy.
Oct 14th, 2010