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Canadian Border: Boat People and Comments Sections

canadian border: Success stories about Syrian refugees in Canada share space with bitter, parochial railing from both the comments sections and the political right, according to Toronto Star. Bodies wash up on European beaches while asylum seekers cross the Canadian border from an increasingly hostile United States. We are in the midst of an ongoing refugee crisis; according to the United Nations, more than 65 million people were displaced, driven from their homes, in 2017 alone. Most of us, no matter our sympathies, are having a hard time keeping up. With her debut novel The Boat People, St. What do we know of political turmoil halfway around the world How are we supposed to react And where do we go to learn more Article Continued Below It might seem strange, initially, but sometimes the greatest clarity comes not from the news, but from fiction. ( As reported in the news.