WWII Japanese Displacement Parallels Migrant Crisis

Lynne Kutsukake’s The Translation of Love is as haunting as it is beautiful. Set in post-WWII Japan, the novel touches upon migration and identity issues as pertinent today as they were in 1946. It is…

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Syrian Children Carry Trauma Into the Classroom

When Syrian refugee children arrive in Canadian classrooms for the very first time, the anxiety they feel might be more than simply first-day-of-school jitters, say humanitarian relief workers and health-care providers. Many may be experiencing…

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Refugees – Buzzword of the Year and Deservedly So

Every day, we see pictures and videos of families desperately crossing the sea to escape war and poverty back home. Hundreds of refugees are interviewed and photographed arriving on Western soil with nothing except what…

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NewsBriefs: Health-Care System Preps for Refugee Influx

As Syrian refugees make their way to Canada, medical professionals and volunteers across the country are busy prepping to assist in medical care services. About 900 to 1,000 refugees are expected to land in Canada – primarily at airports…

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Immigration Critic Michelle Rempel Weighs in on Refugee Resettlement

Helping Syrian refugees fleeing their war torn homes migrate to Canada is not a partisan issue, says new Conservative Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Critic Michelle Rempel, but the Liberal government has provided few details on…

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Premier Wall’s Letter Reinforces Stereotypes About Refugees: Advocacy Group

A refugee advocacy group says it is concerned about Premier Brad Wall’s letter asking Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to suspend the resettlement of 25,000 Syrian refugees in the wake of reports that one of the Paris ISIS…

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