Skate4Rohingya – Embracing Canadian Values

I often think of what my life would like be if my parents didn’t come to Canada. I take pride and remind myself of what a blessing it is to be in this country. A country largely protected by some of the humanitarian crisis that we unfortunately too often see on our social media feeds. We are a country known globally to consist of friendly people who say “sorry” and “eh” in everyday speech. Being Canadian, I can proudly can say, we are more than just friendly. We are a country that embraces diffe...
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Canadian Values

by Tayyab Rashid The Sunday morning roads of Toronto were empty and eerily salient. I felt an uncomfortable calm as I approached Ahmed’s apartment. I was also excited, despite red tape, a friend of mine was able to secure this gently used iMac for Ahmed, a Syrian refugee who recently arrived with his wife and young son. I called Ahmed. Minutes later, Ahmed appeared. He greeted me with a hug and mid-air kiss on my both cheeks…I found it bit unusual; Ahmed is not a hugger. I should have, but ...
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