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Three years after Canada pledged to find permanent homes within three months for hundreds of rescuers evacuated from the civil war in Syria, dozens remain stranded in a Middle Eastern refugee camp where they show signs of ” deteriorating physical and mental health … especially children, “according to federal officials.

Newly released documents on the July 2019 Canadian-led evacuation of the notorious White Helmets rescue group shed new light on a saga where bureaucratic paralysis in Ottawa has left 43 people – including 28 children, eight of whom are under. of three years – stranded in Jordan despite the fact that “Canada has made political and moral commitments” to the group.

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Syrian refugee women stand outside their homes in the Azraq refugee camp, near the city of Al Azraq, Jordan, December 8, 2018.

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Church officials wrongly redirected funds intended for residential school survivors: court documents

The allegations are contained in a federal brief dating back several years, one of several court documents obtained by The Globe and Mail. The 2014 court case began as a dispute over funds the federal government said was owed by Catholic organizations as part of the residential school settlement.

Part of the court record obtained by The Globe reveals disputes over accounting practices, legal fees, interest payments and the lack of Catholic funding for Indigenous healing programs. The disclosures come after the recent discovery of more than 1,200 anonymous graves near several former residential school sites.

For the Catholic Church, the restitution included a cash payment of $ 29 million, 80 percent of which was to go to the Aboriginal Healing Foundation; $ 25 million in in-kind services provided by the church; and an additional $ 25 million as part of a national “best efforts” fundraising campaign.

More coverage to come.


From our daily Olympic guide: Simone Biles return takes bronze, Canadian Ellie Black places fourth in beam final

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Living in the hotspot: The Globe has visited the interior of British Columbia as fires continue and more heat is forecast

In June, the interior of British Columbia recorded temperatures never before seen in Canada, reaching 50 ° C in the small town of Lytton in the Fraser Canyon. The next day, a fire brought Lytton to the ground, killing two people.

These events have reminded us that our dominance over fire and climate may weaken, that an emergency is now upon us. Some 32,000 British Columbians are on evacuation alert with no help in sight. Most of the province went six weeks without rain. On top of that, dry thunderstorms – responsible for about 60 percent of this year’s fires – are hitting the province. The fire alarm warning signs are all glued to the bright red edge of the semicircle – “STRICT– and the BC Wildfire Service warns that the fire risk is at its highest level in decades. This is what locals say about life in wildfire country, and why they fear for the future.

Read also :

  • First Nations want more say in forest fire management
  • As wildfires erupt in the north, Indigenous leaders call on Ontario to expand support for evacuees

Osoyoos, view from Nk’mip Winery in British Columbia.

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ALSO ON OUR RADAR

Unvaccinated Canada: The Globe is examining who has been left behind and why they are not receiving their COVID-19 snapshots.

Star Guard Kyle Lowry says goodbye to the Raptors: Former Toronto playmaker Kyle Lowry is heading to the Miami Heat.

Capturing the potential of carbon: Here are five emerging Canadian companies with carbon utilization technologies which could be on the verge of major breakthroughs in the market.

Taiwan’s stalemate with China: More and more mainland fighter jets and fishing fleets have stormed the skies and seas around Taiwan, rekindling decades-old fears that “unification” by force is imminent.

The drug crisis and pandemic are forcing frontline workers to face: As the number of COVID-19 drops, another health crisis in the country quietly rages on, killing thousands of people every year. Workers still react to thousands of overdoses and face many deaths.


MORNING MARKETS

Bonds take a break, while Tencent takes a hit: The rally in the government bond market that had dropped US Treasury yields below 1.2% and the entire negative German curve collapsed on Tuesday, although there were more problems in China while Internet giant Tencent has suffered another blow. Chinese state-run media calling online games “spiritual opium” was enough to bring Tencent down 10% in Asia, just after its worst month in nearly a decade. The US dollar, meanwhile, was hiding just above its one-month low after disappointing economic data on Monday. It also pushed the benchmark 10-year Treasury yield as low as 1.151%, its lowest since July 20.

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WHAT EVERYONE IS TALKING

We all have a role to play in eradicating Islamophobia

“Sadly, we are witnessing the emergence of a traumatized generation of Canadian children due to Islamophobia, exacerbated by the targeted killings of Muslims in Quebec City, Etobicoke and London. – Sheema khan

Climate refugees are arriving. Countries and international law are not ready for them

“But even though we have totally failed in our obligation to prevent or even just mitigate this reality, we are still at least forced to consider its most immediate consequence – the millions and millions of people who will be forced to leave their homes. focus in the decades to come. by this new cataclysmic world order. Omar El Akkad

My brain on ketamine: in a fight against depression, a new drug gives me hope and other questions

“And there is a huge need. I guarantee you know someone, whether you know it or not, who is struggling with a mental illness and for whom existing treatments are not sufficient. – Anna Mehler Paperny

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TODAY’S EDITORIAL EVENT

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LIVE BETTER

Businesses are redesigning office spaces as the return to work in person draws closer

When Cisco Systems Inc.’s Executive Vice President, Fran Katsoudas, learned that only 23% of its employees wanted to work in person full-time, the company knew that when they came it should be more focused to promote the collaboration. .

Now, having worked from home since the start of the pandemic, a previously calm and independent style of working has offices looking to design a physical space to allow for a more flexible workflow. They will also need to be intentional in their design to avoid putting those who choose to continue working remotely at a disadvantage. Read about these and other ideas that will come to life in the office.

Listen to Le Décibel: Would a four-day work week solve our work-life difficulties?

Economist Armine Yalnizyan discusses the concept of the four-day workweek and asks who exactly would benefit from it, especially as the odd-job economy grows in Canada


MOMENT IN TIME: August 3, 1871

The signing of Treaty 1 at Lower Fort Garry, Manitoba, August 3, 1871. Engraving published in The Canadian Illustrated News, September 9, 1871.

The Archives of Manitoba

First of 11 treaties signed between the Canadian government and First Nations

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On this day in 1871, the first of 11 numbered treaties between Canada and the First Nations was signed at Lower Fort Garry in Manitoba, near Selkirk, between representatives of the Crown and five Anishinaabe and Swampy Cree – Brokenhead Ojibway nations, Long Plain, Peguis, the Roseau River and Sagkeeng. Two other signatories – the Sandy Bay and Swan Lake First Nations – signed treaty accessions five years later, in 1876. “As long as the sun shines, the grass grows and the rivers flow. The line often represents what First Nations believed when they negotiated and signed treaties with Canada and its provinces, a nation-to-nation partnership that formed a new country, with written and verbal promises of a prosperous future. and beneficial to all treaty partners and signatories. A century and a half later, the province plans to hoist the flag of Treaty 1 outside its legislature to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the signing, as the current government faces criticism from First Nations leaders for failing in its reconciliation efforts and failing to honor its treaties. . Fiddling willow


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