Ahmed Hussen writes about refugees

Ahmed Hussen, the Liberal candidate for York South–Weston, wrote an article this week for the Huffington Post about the refugee crisis in Europe and the Middle East.

Hussen was a refugee  from Somalia, and he says that “our nation has lost its way”.

What motivates me to run is a reflection of my journey from being a refugee living in social housing, to becoming a lawyer, and advocating on behalf of all Canadians. The Canada I knew in the 1990s was one that welcomed refugees and new immigrants openly, striving to ensure equal opportunities for all. What is special is how we have a rich tradition of refugees who give so much back to our country, appreciate the opportunities that they received, and embrace Canadian openness and protection of minorities.

Much of his article is a heart-felt criticism a decade of mean-spirited federal policies.
Interestingly, perhaps, Hussen doesn’t direct any fire toward the NDP, against whom he is actually campaigning.

 

Author: Adam Norman

I am raising my two children in Weston.