Islamophobia must remain top priority for Liberal government

Polls show most Canadians think racism is a problem in this country. While the Liberal government has taken certain positive steps toward addressing different kinds of racism, including Islamophobia, it needs to take more concrete action to cement itself as a leader and defender of human rights, not just domestically but globally, writes Reyhana Patel, the Islamic Relief Canada’s head of communications and government relations.

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New Canada – U.S. Agreement Will Only Assist Afghan Refugees Who Qualify

Canada and the U.S. have a history of cooperation on immigration and asylum. But the results have not always been favourable for those seeking refuge, as with the Safe Third Countries Agreement. NCM reporter Zahra Mahdi reports on the new agreement that will see Canada bring in 5,000 more refugees, but only if they meet certain criteria.

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An Afghan Journalist’s Take on Why The Taliban Hasn’t Changed

As the desperate situation in Afghanistan evolves, Vancouver-based Afghan journalist, Hamid Safi explores what has changed in the Taliban in the past two decades and the reasons why it was has been able to overtake the country at lightning speed, while also looking ahead at what life might be like for women under the Taliban’s interpretation of Sharia Law.

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Efforts to Resettle Afghan Refugees in Canada Requires a Revamp

As Canada’s settlement sector begins coordinating comprehensive services for Afghan refugees, advocates urge the Canadian government to revise their resettlement programs to better meet the needs of Afghans left in precarious situations.

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