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    Syrian Refugees and Canada’s “Defining Moment”: One Year On0

    By Elke Winter, Benjamin Zyla, Charlotte Murret-Labarthe University of Ottawa Origins of the crisis In March 2011, three months after the Arab Spring began in Tunisia, Egypt, and Libya, fifteen Syrian schoolchildren were arrested and tortured for writing on a wall the anti-regime slogan: “The people want the overthrow of the regime.” This event sparked

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