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Conservative government's rule overhaul blamed for Syrian refugee backlog

The Conservative government imposed a new rule for potential refugees in 2012 — a change refugee groups say is the reason so few Syrians have made it to Canadian soil. 644 more words

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Kurdish doctor featured in one of Harper's promotional videos now accused of child abduction

Five months ago, Dr. Saren Azer was lauding the Conservative government’s decision to extend Canada’s mission to battle Islamic extremists in Iraq. Featured prominently in one of Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s promotional videos, he warned that millions were in danger from such terrorists. 525 more words

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Andrew Coyne: It took a photo of a dead child to capture our attention. What matters is what we do next

It shouldn’t take a single photograph of a small boy lying dead on a beach to move us to act on the crisis in Syria, but it does and we may as well be honest about it. 1,053 more words

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Meet the 'Greens' of the Green Party

“Vote Green for Green!”

It’s a slogan three Green Party of Canada candidates can use in the federal election campaign because their last names dovetail perfectly with their political colours. 447 more words

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Stephen Harper facing countrywide pressure to take immediate action to admit more Syrian refugees

Prime Minister Stephen Harper faces a rising tide of political pressure to admit more Syrian refugees into the country immediately, with even a prominent critic of the massive 1979 airlift of Vietnamese boat people suggesting Canada needs to do more. 885 more words

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One month into election campaign, parties focused on what's possible in Quebec

It was probably the worst piece of news Gilles Duceppe could have been handed.

After a full month of election campaigning, the leader of the Bloc Québécois woke up this week to the dismal news that it’s entirely possible his party will win zero seats in the Oct. 1,382 more words

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Ontario’s Health and Physical Education Curriculum

Hello my 2 or 3 followers. How have you been? Here is my upteenth atempt and upping my follower count to at least 5.

So there has been a lot of noise lately about the newly introduced Health and Physical Education in the province of Ontario. 753 more words

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