• Welcoming Syrians, detaining others

    Welcoming Syrians, detaining others

    • December 8, 2015

    By Philippe Bourbeau The newly elected Trudeau government seems to be moving quickly on one of its promises made during the federal election campaign: to accept 25,000 Syrians by January 1, 2016. On November 9, while announcing the formation of a sub-committee of cabinet ministers to expedite the refugee initiative, the minister for Immigration, Refugees

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  • When we should, and shouldn’t, revoke citizenship

    When we should, and shouldn’t, revoke citizenship

    • September 30, 2015

    The long federal election campaign has been knocked off course at various stages by the unexpected: revelations from the Duffy trial; the accelerating Syrian refugee crisis; the niqab issue in citizenship ceremonies; and now, courtesy of Monday night’s Munk debate on foreign policy, the issue of the revocation of Canadian citizenship. That issue, introduced by

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  • EU Countries Must Work Toward Common Refugee Solution

    EU Countries Must Work Toward Common Refugee Solution

    • September 15, 2015

    The German minister of the interior announced on the weekend that Germany would temporarily close its southern border. In so doing, the government would temporarily leave the so-called Schengen agreement, which allows the free movement of people in the Euro zone. To be sure, this is absolutely legal and conforms with European law, which allows

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  • Reaching New Levels of Human Insecurity

    Reaching New Levels of Human Insecurity

    • July 2, 2015

    Published by the CDA Institute, June 30, 2015 According to the Global Trends Report released by the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) on 18 June 2015, the forcible displacement of people is at the highest level ever recorded. The report indicated that the number of people displaced at the end of 2014 had risen

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