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Atlantic Canada, stuck in demographic death spiral, sees huge opportunity in Syrian refugee influx

Mike Timani wanted to be an engineer. It was his life plan, and it changed, abruptly, in 1975, when civil war broke out in Lebanon. Timani’s village overlooked the Mediterranean. 922 more words


French school boards able to handle influx of Syrian students, Blais says

QUEBEC — Education Minister François Blais said Friday he is counting on French-language school boards — not English ones — to welcome about 1,000 Syrian refugee children over the next few months. 218 more words


The Poisonous M&Ms Analogy Metastasizes to the Syrian Refugee Crisis

Most people understand that unfair generalizations about e.g. ethnic and sexual minorities are unreasonable. Yet some people attempt to give their bigoted generalizations a thin veneer of supposed intellectual credibility in order to desperately cling to their flawed and simplistic worldview. 1,018 more words


More than money needed to help Nova Scotia-bound Syrian refugees

HALIFAX – Fundraising enough money to sponsor Syrian refugees is one of the main challenges being faced by Nova Scotia groups, but there are also duties afterward. 205 more words


Fund Raiser for LGBTQ Refugees from Syria

My friend and fellow organizer Wendy Pearson writes with a noted about an upcoming event:

Hi all —

We would like to invite you to a free screening of the movie Pride on Wednesday, December 2nd, at 7:00PM in the John Labatt Visual Arts Centre Rm 100.

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Western Ontario Friends Of Refugees

Resettle refugees directly, rights official urges, as six children drown in attempted crossing to Greece

Warning: Graphic images

BUDAPEST, Hungary — A top European human rights official called Friday for refugees to be resettled in Europe directly from camps near conflicts zones to prevent them from enduring long and dangerous journeys that are unnecessary anyway. 777 more words


Private refugee sponsoring costly but newcomers better off: sponsor

MONTREAL – It was only because Feras Hariri stayed late at his in-laws’ house that he and his family weren’t killed by a Syrian government air strike that destroyed his home, said his brother Anas. 508 more words