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September 5, 2015 9:44 AM

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A photograph is worth a thousand words or more, so politicians jumped when a picture of a drowned Syrian boy, three-year-old Alan Kurdi, splashed across the Canadian media.

Suddenly, the European migrant crisis leaped over the Atlantic Ocean because of initial reports that the child’s family had applied unsuccessfully to come to Canada as refugees (an incomplete refugee application had been made, it turned out, but it was for the family of the boy’s uncle).

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