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Crisis? What crisis?


Jean-Nicolas Beuze, representative in Canada of UNHCR, the UN refugee agency, has written an article in the Toronto Star about recent right-wing fake news and fear-mongering about a so-called flood of "illegal" refugees into Canada.

"It is wrong and irresponsible to instill fears about refugees in Canada. Facts matter. Words matter. Today’s refugee crisis is not here — but in countries neighbouring conflicts in Africa or the Middle-East. The least we can do when we see how these countries proudly and courageously welcomed hundreds of thousands of refugees is not to cry wolf here."

His scathing critique is a must-read:

https://www.thestar.com/opinion/contributors/thebigdebate/2018/07/17/does-canada-have-a-refugee-crisis-no.html


#Canada #Policy

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