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Maxime Bernier: Justin Tang and Alan Kurdi

maxime bernier: The Boy on the Beach 3-year-old Alan Kurdi, who drowned in the Mediterranean on Sept. 2, 2015, according to Toronto Star. Maxime Bernier announced his abandonment of the federal Tories on Thursday on the heels of a tweet barrage fomenting anger against immigrants and The Other, writes Rosie DiManno. We remember one of them. Justin Tang / THE CANADIAN PRESS Because that Syrian child had a name. Scarce attention has been paid to all the other Kurdis and their families who've perished in desperate flight attempts across the Mediterranean.2014 3,283 Article Continued Below 2015 3,7832016 5,1432017 3,1302018 as of Aug. 18 1,527Yes, it's happening far away from us, the bountiful nation that is Canada. Because there was a heart-wrenching photo of a Turkish paramilitary officer carrying the toddler's body, an image burned into the world's conscience. ( As reported in the news.