Canada should offer haven to more caught in global refugee crisis: Editorial

November 12, 2014 3:58 AM

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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 displaced from their homes. The United Nations reports that the number of people uprooted by violence, grinding poverty, persecution or other woes has topped 50 million — the highest level since World War II seven decades ago.

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