by Gloria Nafziger , Campaigner, Refugees and Migrants , Amnesty International Canada , On June 19, the federal government passed Bill C-24, a new law which reportedly is designed to “Strengthen Canadian Citizenship”. Amnesty International believes the bill has serious human rights flaws. ,...
August 21, 2014
By Gloria Nafziger, Amnesty Canada’s Refugee Coordinator. , The recent announcement to bring 10,000 Syrian and Iraqi refugees to Canada by September 2016 has the appearance of being a step in the right direction. Without a doubt, in the face of the most urgent refugee crisis in the past 40...
September 21, 2015
Refugee Protection in Canada
These four Kurdish Syrian family members are traveling on foot. This group of brothers and a slightly older uncle left the town of Amuda located in the Kurdish region of Syria 10 days ago. As ISIS fighting was closing in to only 30kms from Amuda, they decided to leave. After making their way to...
November 24, 2015
, Take the Refugees Welcome Here Pledge! , , , , Refugee protection is enjoying a renaissance in Canada, with the generous response of people across the country to the dire situation of Syrian refugees. But more needs to be done. Sadly, in our daily lives, we may see and hear negative...
March 21, 2016
Economic and Social Rights
, A poison pen letter has been circulating through e-mail and social media for several years now, which falsely claims that refugees receive significantly more income assistance than Canadian pensioners. Readers of the missive are invited to share the author’s outrage. But the provocative...
March 25, 2016