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Harper at odds with Canadian instinct to help in Syrian refugee crisis

The Globe and Mail is hosting a debate on the economy among the leaders of the three main political parties on Thursday at 8 pm (ET). 

Gerald Caplan is an Africa scholar, a former NDP national director and a regular panelist on CBC’s Power & Politics.

God knows he’s tried his best. Stephen Harper always said he intended to change the face of Canada if he could. He’d turn us from peacekeepers into warriors. But now we know he couldn’t.

Harper promises to renew funding for federal counter-terrorism initiative

Conservative Leader Stephen Harper says he would renew a federal initiative aimed at countering terrorism and radicalization in Canada.

Harper was in Victoriaville, Que., where he committed an additional $10-million over five years to the Kanishka Project.

The project was established in 2011 to fund research into preventing and countering violent extremism.

It was named in recognition of the 1985 Air India bombing, which killed 331 people.

Harper also began his campaign Friday commemorating the 14th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks, including the 24 Canadians who died that day.

 

Plans coming in near future to help Syrian refugees: Harper

OTTAWA — Conservative leader Stephen Harper appears ready to shift gears on the Syrian refugee crisis, hinting for the first time Thursday that work is underway to expedite the process of refugee resettlement.

It’s been a week since a photo of three-year-old Alan Kurdi lying dead on a Turkish beach forced all three major party leaders to confront the reality of Canada’s response to the human cost of the wars in Iraq and Syria.

Harper had said earlier in the campaign the Conservatives, if elected, would take in more refugees over time, but after the photograph, Canadians demanded a more immediate response to help settle the 11,300 people the government has already pledged to take.

Syrian refugee question provokes heckling, boos at Conservative campaign event

The atmosphere turned sour at a Conservative Party event in Welland, Ont., when reporters asked Stephen Harper about Syrian refugees. Harper was asked by reporters to further explain his security concerns about refugees, as well as how he would speed up the process of bringing Syrians to Canada. The Conservative leader didn’t offer any new … Continue reading Syrian refugee question provokes heckling, boos at Conservative campaign event