Columnist Carol Goar writes that the government's falling acceptance of displaced people, its tightening of health-care benefits and other actions show its claims of generosity aren't valid.
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Immigration Minister Chris Alexander speaks to reporters at a World Refugee Day event at Ottawa City Hall on June 20.
Carol Goar Published: Thursday, 07/03/2014 10:12 pm EDT Last Updated: Friday, 07/04/2014 12:00 am EDT
Fifty-one million people—one and a half times the population of Canada—were driven from their homes by war, ethnic cleansing, sectarian violence and natural disasters last year. It was the largest forced displacement since the Second World War.
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