Refugees Are Welcome in Edmonton!
Vigil and Rally
Tuesday, September 8 (6:30 pm)
Front Steps, Alberta Legislature
(10800 97 Avenue NW)
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As part of a the national #refugeeswelcome cross-Canada mobilizations, a memorial candlelight vigil and rally is being held in Edmonton in solidarity with Syrian refugees and to call for accountability from the Canadian government. This event will be held on Treaty 6 Territory.
“There are almost 60 million displaced people around the globe this year, and over 45,000 people have died crossing borders since 2000 yet the Canadian government only assisted 5,790 refugees to resettle in 2013. Meanwhile the Canadian government deported 117,531 people between 2006 and 2014, including to countries with official moratoriums on deportation, the majority refused refugees.”
For more information on Canada’s immigration system, check out Never Home: Legislating Discrimination in Canadian Immigration.