This video from Canada says about itself:
Vancouver Refugees Welcome! Rally Sept 6 2015
This shows one of the cross Canada series of rallies demanding [then still] Prime Minister Stephen Harper answer for the deaths of Ghalib Kurdi, five, and his three-year-old brother Alan.
Speakers and singers connect the multiple causes of the humanitarian crisis, including Canadian climate policy, with moving personal accounts.
Organizers say that Canada urgently needs to welcome refugees. There are almost 60 million displaced people around the globe this year, and over 45,000 people have died crossing borders since 2000.
Events are endorsed by No One Is Illegal, Council of Canadians, Justice for Migrant Workers, Greenpeace Canada, Ontario Coalition Against Poverty, UNIFOR Canada and others.
From daily The Morning Star in Britain:
Canada: Trudeau slams gas attack on refugee welcome party
Monday 11th January 2016
CANADIAN Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has condemned a pepper spray attack on Syrian refugees in Vancouver that police said was a hate crime.
Police said the incident happened on Friday night at a “welcome night” gathering outside the Muslim Association of Canada Centre for newly arrived refugees.
A man wearing a white hoodie rode up on a bicycle and sprayed 15 to 30 people, police said.
One witness said that some victims’ eyes were so swollen they could not open them.
Vancouver Police Sergeant Randy Fincham said no-one had yet been arrested for the attack but that it was being provisionally treated as a hate crime.
“This isn’t who we are — and doesn’t reflect the warm welcome Canadians have offered,” Mr Trudeau posted on Twitter on Saturday.
POPE FRANCIS called for a bold and creative strategy yesterday to deal with global migration, insisting that Europe has the means and “moral responsibility” to welcome refugees without sacrificing security or culture: here.
In the name of “securing” Canada’s borders, the Justin Trudeau-led Liberal government has ordered the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) to expel 10,000 migrants—the overwhelming majority of them people fleeing poverty and oppression—by March 2019: here.
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