Canada should not turn a deaf ear to refugees

Instead of being a measure of statesmanship of our political leaders, the crisis became a tool in Canada's election campaign.

UNHCR Photo: F.Malavolta
Shipwreck survivors disembark from an Italian coast guard ship in April.
Srdja Pavlovic
Published: Wednesday, 10/07/2015 12:00 am EDT
Last Updated: Wednesday, 10/07/2015 12:00 am EDT

“One can find a job in Syria. The problem is that the only job available is that of a killer. You could get a Kalashnikov and decide which side you want to start killing for."
—A Syrian refugee in Belgrade

If you are already a subscriber

Subscribe to Embassy

Subscribe to the print and electronic editions and get instant access to Embassy online.

Quick purchase

Purchase this week's edition of Embassy in electronic format (PDF) for $4.00

Sign up for a free trial

For access to the website.

This Week's Issue
policy briefings