Toronto-based artist Darren O'Donnell spoke to rabble.ca about his summer stay at a refugee holding centre in Hemsbach, Germany and how the art project informed his ideas of migration and integration.
Those bemoaning the "cost" of bringing Syrian refugees to Canada should ask how much it costs to needlessly destroy the lives of refugees who are already here.
During the leaders' debate this past Thursday, Conservative leader Stephen Harper addressed cuts to refugee health coverage. Much has been rightly made of his use of the term "old-stock Canadians."
The refugee crisis is shining an extremely unwelcome light on one of the dirty little secrets of the Conservatives' old Reform Party political base.
To all the voices opposing the arrival of refugees, labelling them terrorist threats or job-stealers -- think twice about what you are saying. Remember what happened in the history of humanity.
Images can drive a narrative. But how will the story end?
The Harper government's new four-and-four rule does little to address inherent problems with the TFWP and may in fact exacerbate the vulnerabilities of an already vulnerable workforce.
For refugees worldwide, the same demeaning sign is hung at the entrance of far too many countries, including Canada: you are not wanted, you are not admissible, you are undesirable, you are dangerous.
After Wednesday's events in Ottawa, Rick Salutin comments on the "unprecedented chaos, lost our virginity/innocence, never gonna be the same, demise of Canada as a Peaceable Kingdom" narrative.
In a sign that the government has gone overboard with its anti-migrant policies, even the Federal Court of Canada has been left with no choice but to try and rein in some of the more odious decisions.