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Is Canada aware of Sri Lankan situation?

Is anyone actually aware of the current "danger to the civilians" in Sri Lanka? My mother, and her family, as well as my friends' families, are all survivors from a war that is currently at its worst. There is a reason why so many Canadian Tamils, and Tamils all over the world, took days off work and pulled their kids out of school, to protest in front of the Parliament Buildings last week. They believe, and entrust hope in the government's hands. But the reality is that what most of my friends in university are dealing with is the fact that our government and the U.S. government have no reason to invade a country as they did with Iraq, and physically stop the systematic deaths of these innocent people.

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Is Canada aware of Sri Lankan situation?

Is anyone actually aware of the current "danger to the civilians" in Sri Lanka? My mother, and her family, as well as my friends' families, are all survivors from a war that is currently at its worst. There is a reason why so many Canadian Tamils, and Tamils all over the world, took days off work and pulled their kids out of school, to protest in front of the Parliament Buildings last week. They believe, and entrust hope in the government's hands. But the reality is that what most of my friends in university are dealing with is the fact that our government and the U.S. government have no reason to invade a country as they did with Iraq, and physically stop the systematic deaths of these innocent people.

  

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Monday, September 1, 2014
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Remembering Devon Jacobs Aug. 19, 2014

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Devon Jacobs, right, with Monte Solberg and Jim Armour at the 2012 Manning Networking Conference.

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Devon Jacobs with Liberal MP Scott Simms.

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Devon Jacobs with former colleague Jim Patrick, Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau and Liberal MP Mauril Belanger at the 2013 all-party party.

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Devon Jacobs, centre, with Conservative MPs (from left) Susan Truppe, Colin Carrie, Ted Opitz, Lynne Yelich and Eve Adams.

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