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Myanmar: the perfect opportunity for Canada to show up

by John Gruetzner (feat. Hugh Segal)

The Hill Times
May 17, 2018

“We can’t build a better world unless we work together, respect our differences, protect the vulnerable, and stand up for the things that matter most.”

That’s part of what Prime Minister Justin Trudeau told the United Nations General Assembly in a speech last fall.

Trudeau’s statement is indicative of the leadership Canada must take to deliver the conditions necessary for refugees from Myanmar to return home. Daily press stories and reports from non-governmental organizations (NGOs) document violence in Myanmar and deplorable conditions in refugee camps in neighbouring Bangladesh. Fortunately, Myanmar’s de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi recently expressed a desire for a new relationship with the United Nations that includes allowing UN organizations on the ground in Myanmar to support the return of the refugees.

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