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Refugee advocates can take a stand

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After asylum seekers lost life and limb crossing into Canada in 2017, human rights groups trying to secure a safer way for them to get here to make a refugee claim won a small victory in federal court this week. On Monday, a judge granted the Canadian Council for Refugees, …

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Viral Facebook post makes Winnipeg girl’s Christmas wish come true

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A viral Facebook post will help a young Winnipeg girl’s Christmas wish come true. Chelsea Obsniuk has been desperately searching for a replacement for her four-year-old daughter Brielle’s favourite toy: Blue Bunny. “She’s been so attached to it. It goes everywhere with her. She sleeps with it at night. It’s …

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Quebec honours interfaith effort to assist Syrian refugees

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The spirit of goodwill and collaboration among a Catholic church, a mosque and a Chabad centre have been recognized by the Quebec government and held up as an example to all. Le collectif pour l’unité, an ongoing interfaith project on Montreal’s Nuns’ Island, was presented with the National Assembly Medal …

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Winnipeg group thinking globally, acting locally

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A Winnipeg group is putting its knitting needles to work for new Canadians. Grands ‘n’ More is an international organization with a Winnipeg chapter that supports grandmothers in Africa—the “unsung heroes” of their country, as their website puts it. Since 2009, the group has been running a campaign called Warm …

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Give us a chance to build a brighter future, young refugees say

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GENEVA – The way South Sudanese refugee Foni Joyce Vuni sees it, children caught up in conflicts will end up either as peacemakers or as peacebreakers. The difference is the opportunities they get in exile. “When kids come and they don’t get an education, we see a repeat of the …

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Minnesota anticipates major drop-off in refugee arrivals

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The year ahead is shaping up to be sluggish for refugee arrivals in Minnesota. President Donald Trump this fall set the maximum number of refugees nationally at 45,000 for the fiscal year, slashing that ceiling by more than half. But more recent administration guidelines could mean an especially marked slowdown …