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Bennett and Schmidtke op-ed: Refugee crisis continues

OpEd: Island Voices: Despite progress, refugee crisis has not gone away (Times Colonist) Oliver Schmidtke and Colin Bennett write in the Times Colonist about the global refugee crisis and Canada's approach to resettling refugees. The two scholars point out there is more that can be done to help the many people waiting for sponsorship.

Op-ed comments on resignation of Liberal MP Justice Minister Jody Wilson-Raybould

OpEd: From star Liberal MP to difficult and incompetent? Really? (CBC News) After the resignation of Liberal MP Justice Minister Jody Wilson-Raybould, a group of Canadian scholars write about what this moment in Canadian politics suggests about the PMO's relationship with Indigenous women. Christine O'Bonsawin, waaseyaa'sin Christine Sy, Jeff Corntassel and Heidi Kiiwetinepinesiik Stark were among the academics to co-author this opinion piece, which was also published by The Tyee.

POLI raising funds for refugee family

Please help us to raise our goal of CA $30,000 to bring the family to Victoria. A group associated with the Political Science department reached out to their friends and former retirees of the Political Science department to form a sponsorship group in December 2018. Now this group of 20 is fully engaged , seeking donations and starting to prepare the arrival of a refugee family to Victoria. The financial obligation to raise funds is a priority at the moment and this is why we are reaching out to you.

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