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U.N. Global Compact for Migration:  Defining Our Common Humanity
Category: Commentary

U.N. Global Compact for Migration: Defining Our Common Humanity

The Canadian Press and the CTV News brought to public attention on December 4, 2018 that “Trudeau and Scheer clash over Canada signing UN compact on migrants.” Even before the signature of the Government of Canada under Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to the agreement was affixed, the Tory leader took the contrary position and vowed: “A Conservative government under Andrew Scheer’s leadership would immediately withdraw Canada from this Global Compact on Migration (GCM).”

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That Thing Called Opening Doors to Refugees
Category: Immigration

That Thing Called Opening Doors to Refugees

Facts about Canada’s doors opening to refugees from strife-torn countries like Syria invite a spectrum of reactions.

The "yessers" know that Canada’s membership in the United Nations and its political and fiscal capabilities to accommodate refugees facilitated its hosting of more than 40,000 Syrians as of 2017. Too, the country’s size of 9.9 square kilometers can be a haven for war survivors and displaced people; its vastness from coast to coast becomes an avenue for healing. Canada commences the peace act as it encourages private individuals and communities to sponsor a refugee.

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