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Canada’s border control system is working, Ahmed Hussen writes

Seeking asylum isn’t illegal — in fact it’s a human right long enshrined in international law. Refugees aren’t criminals. And xenophobic language suggesting they are has no place in this country.

Source: Toronto Star - July 17, 2018
Full article at: https://www.thestar.com/opinion/contributors/2018/07/17/canadas-border-control-system-is-working.html

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Asylum Seekers not to blame for shelter crisis

The problem is not the number of people but the number of shelters, and to blame the newcomer is dangerous and horribly un-Canadian.

In his address to the crowd at St Peter's Square on January 1 this year, Pope Francis appealed for compassion and support:
"Please do not extinguish the hope in their hearts; we do not suffocate their peace expectations! It is important that everyone, civil institutions, educational, welfare and ecclesial realities are committed to ensuring refugees, migrants and everyone a future of peace," the Pope said.

Source: Toronto Star - July 10, 2018
Full article at: https://www.thestar.com/opinion/contributors/2018/07/10/asylum-seekers-not-to-blame-for-shelter-crisis.html

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Religious, business groups step up legal fight over summer jobs program

The new challenges move beyond the right to advocate against abortion, and more squarely into arguments about religious freedom and compelled speech, and are expected to appear in provincial courts and human rights tribunals.

Source: Calgary Herald - June 26, 2018
Full article at: http://calgaryherald.com/news/politics/legal-fight-over-summer-jobs-attestation-grows-as-religious-business-groups-file-new-challenges/wcm/13cb0497-604c-43fd-b7b1-56523b0e47b4?utm_term=Autofeed&utm_campaign=Echobox&utm_medium=Social&utm_source=Twitter#Echobox=1530059187

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Canadian Catholics warn against recreational use of marijuana

"The very significant health risks associated with the use of cannabis are widely recognised, particularly in young people,” a statement issued by the Canadian Council of Catholic Bishops says. “They include the heightened risk of heart attack, stroke, all of the respiratory and carcinogenic pathologies associated with tobacco smoke, and a multitude of psychiatric disorders, including schizophrenia.

Source: Catholic Herald (UK) - June 26, 2018
Full article at: http://www.catholicherald.co.uk/news/2018/06/26/canadian-bishops-marijuana-use-is-sinful-despite-legalisation/

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