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Canada commits additional $28 million in support for the people of Iraq and Syria

Chrystia Freeland, Minister of Foreign Affairs, announced on March 17, 2017 that Canada will provide over $28 million to support people in Iraq and Syria in order to help addressing the immediate needs of the population, including the return of civilians to territory liberated from the Islamic State (aka ISIS, Daesh, Caliphate).

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Canadian government decision to bring in Yazidi refugees kept from Yazidi leadership

Will it be too little, too late? While grateful that after ignoring the Yazidi genocide by ISIS that began in 2014, Canada is finally promising to bring 1200 of them to Canada by year’s end, no one in their leadership or otherwise was told or consulted, despite the critical role they should be playing in the process.

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Trudeau accuses Harper for putting soldiers in harm’s way for “communications purposes”

In debate in Parliament on Wednesday, October 26, 2016, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau accused the previous Conservative government headed by Stephen Harper of sending “men and women of the Canadian Forces in harm’s way for communications purposes” and of “compromising their safety for a communications exercise here at home.”

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