The Most Vulnerable of the Vulnerable

by Muhammad Munshi "A nation's greatness is determined by how it treats its weakest members." This statement has been attributed to many great people throughout history. It is a universal truth that is no less important in today's complex world.  Thinking globally, refugees are among the world's most vulnerable people. The UNHCR estimates that 1 out of every 113 people in the world are currently refugees. Amidst a background of war and dislocation, the lack of a stable home or future exac...
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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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