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Ahmed Hussen visits refugee camps during first Middle East visit

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As Ahmed Hussen walked the grounds of some of the world’s largest Syrian refugee camps last month, everything came full circle. Welcomed into the makeshift homes of residents, he spoke to them not only as Canada’s Immigration Minister, but as a former refugee who had once been in their shoes, …

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Risking death for asylum in Canada

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It was going to happen. It’s surprising that it hadn’t happened before this. And it’s entirely possible that it has happened before, but the grim evidence of earlier occurrences has not yet been discovered. The discovery last week of the body of a Ghanaian woman, who had presumably been trying …

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Pallister says Ottawa is failing to act on migrant file

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The federal governments in Canada and the U.S. need to start directly spelling out deterrents to potential asylum seekers, Premier Brian Pallister said Wednesday. “Go to the Somali community in Minneapolis and speak about the dangers,” he told reporters. “The reports are very, very tragic” that a 57-year-old woman died …