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By Htay Tint, Blog Writer Justin Trudeau addressed newly arrived Syrian refugees in 2016: “First of all, thank you for being here. And thank you for the gorgeous smiles I see. This is a wonderful night where we get to show not just a planeload of new Canadians what Canada is all about, we get… Read More


By Farah Bogani, Blog Writer On October 25th 2016, Canadian parliament unanimously passed a motion to resettle members of the Islamic State (ISIL)-targeted Yazidi community in Canada by February 2017. For years, the predominantly Kurdish religious minority has been subjected to the brutality of ISIL whose use of sexual slavery, prevention of Yazidi births, forced… Read More


Special Guest Blog Post by Policy Writer Renata Marshall Despite the flaws in the ILP program that we at STAND have pointed out, the Government of Canada did opt to waive the travel costs for 25,000 Syrian refugees who arrived in the period from November 2015 – February 2016. Waiving these costs has meant that these refugees… Read More