A photograph of the body of two-year-old Alan Kurdi washed up on a beach in Turkey shocked the world in 2015, and motivated Canada into action to aid refugees fleeing the war in Syria. The war occurred after the country became swept up in the civil protest known as the Arab Spring, and caused millions of Syrians to flee the country, often by unsafe means. This Agenda discussion took place just one week after Kurdi's discovery. The best course of action to take became a topic of discussion in the federal election that year, leading to a promise to resettle 25,000 Syrian refugees.
Episode:
Seeking Asylum in Canada
Aired:
Aug 05, 2021
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