I will not forget my roots as the grandchild of Jewish refugees… I want my Canada back in the name of my grandparents and in the name of my children.

Mitchell Goldberg


As representatives of organizations of different faith traditions we join together to call on the Canadian government to resettle Syrian refugees without discrimination based on religion. All of our religions teach the fundamental worth of every h... Read More

Canada didn't offer new settlement commitments at international conference The federal government is seeking to resettle more Syrian refugees but only from the country’s religious minorities, according to sources close to discussions around... Read More

Just as it’s not generally a wise idea to prevent sick people from receiving health care, so also it’s not a good idea to refuse welfare to the penniless or unable to work. That’s why welfare exists. The Conservative government i... Read More

The Harper government’s recent decision to continue denying health care benefits to certain groups of refugees is deeply problematic not only because it means vulnerable people in this country will continue to suffer, and possibly die. All C... Read More

Canada’s refugee intake has been stable for the past 20 years. But relative to the size of our population, which has grown 23 per cent in that time, it is hardly impressive. The world is awash with refugees, asylum-seekers and people displac... Read More

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October 16, 2014 VIA FAX AND EMAIL Fax: 613-941-6900 E-mail: stephen.harper@parl.gc.ca Open letter to Prime Minister Harper from the Jewish – Refugee Action Network about Syrian Refugees Rt. Hon. Stephen Harper Office of the Prime Minister 8... Read More

A new edition of Erna Paris’s book From Tolerance to Tyranny: A Cautionary Tale from Fifteenth-Century Spain will be published in January. In 1979 and 1980, the government of Canada admitted 50,000 Vietnamese refugees. Ordinary Can... Read More

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The case of the Pusuma family, refugees from Hungary now hiding from the Canadian government in church sanctuary, is an international embarrassment for Canada. It has also caused a great deal of shame within our Canadian Jewish community. Jozsef P... Read More

At the end of the day, there are only two possible explanations for a refugee health-care policy that effectively holds the health of children hostage in the war against “bogus” claims by their parents. One, the Conservative governmen... Read More

Hanif Ayubi is stuck in limbo. Like many others, he fled Afghanistan for fear of the Taliban and came to Canada in 2001, but wasn’t accepted as a refugee. Still, he wasn’t deported because it is too risky to ship people back to the wa... Read More

There is no shortage of critical comment on Israel in the media and elsewhere. Some of it deserved, from continuing to develop the occupied territories to restricting life for Palestinians and the inherent discrimination that follows, these issue... Read More

Admission rates for refugee children at Sick Kids Hospital doubled after Ottawa cut its health care coverage for asylum seekers, a new study finds. Before the cuts were made, in June 2012, only 6.4 per cent of refugee patients appearing in the ... Read More

International Roma Day focusses on issues of discrimination for Roma communities The six-year-old daughter of a Roma couple has spent more than one-third her life at a Toronto church where her family lives in exile. Jozsef Pusuma&n... Read More

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