Hussen defends refugees

Ahmed Hussen, our MP, spoke in the House this week about the deaths of 400 refugee-applicants off the shore of Italy.

He said “I urge Canada to provide leadership and work with our international partners to ensure that those fleeing persecution have safe passage to countries that guarantee them the protection they are entitled to under international law.”

Quite so.

Last month he was pleased to meet the Turkish autocrat Erdoğan, whose government in February locked out  35,000 Syrian refugees fleeing bombardment.

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Author: Adam Norman

I am raising my two children in Weston.

3 thoughts on “Hussen defends refugees”

  1. Be fair guys… come on… what good could come of refusing to speak to him? You think the Turkish president is going to change his views on refugees because the MP from YSW refused to meet with him? At least by meeting there would be some hope of getting him to see a different point of view. Are you offended because he is smiling?

    1. Thank you for your comment, Brigitte. Yes, I am offended that he posed with him, and I am offended that he “lauded his amazing work in rebuilding Somalia” in the “excellent meeting”–no mention of human rights.

      Like you, I am certain that Erdogan will not change his views, but I cannot understand why anyone would be proud to be seen with him. I do think, though, that I am being fair. Mr Hussen publicized both of these events; I only juxtaposed them.

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