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Shyesh Al-Turki: Syrian Refugee and Hassan Ahmad

shyesh al-turki: And refusing to waive the 12-month waiting period for a full-licence road test denies them job opportunities, he added, according to Toronto Star. Shyesh Al-Turki, a Syrian refugee who now lives in Mississauga, says changing Ontario's policy on driver's licences will help many refugees find work and be productive sooner. Getting written authentication of a licence is an impossible task for refugees from war-torn countries without putting their lives at risk, said Hassan Ahmad, lawyer for Syrian refugee Shyesh Al-Turki, in the opening of his tribunal hearing Friday. Rick Madonik / Toronto Star A driver's licence is a ticket to freedom, Ahmad told adjudicator Jos e Bouchard. Bouchard was presiding over a hearing involving a complaint by Al-Turki, who came here with his family in 2016 but was prohibited from working as a deliveryperson or as an Uber or taxi driver because he was unable to get his Syrian licence authenticated. Driving jobs are the most practical and profitable occupations a newcomer can reasonably obtain. ( As reported in the news.