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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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Friday, April 25, 2014
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ITK's 'A Taste of the Arctic' shindig on April 7, Ottawa, photographs by Cynthia Münster April 14, 2014

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A happy crowd at ITK's 'Taste of Arctic' at the NAC gathers for a picture. The annual event, held in Ottawa by the Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami, is meant showcase Inuit culture. Some 350 attend the party, including a number of MPs, Senators, Cabinet minister, lobbyists and journalists.
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National Inuit Leader and ITK President Terry Audla shows off his seal vest to Employment Minister Jason Kenney.
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Environics' Meredith Taylor and Greg MacEachern with ITK's Stephen Hendrie.
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Justice Minister Peter MacKay, his son Kian, and ITK president Terry Audla.
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ITK president Terry Audla and Abbas Rana, assistant deputy editor at The Hill Times and Party Central columnist.
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Labour Minister Kellie Leitch, ITK President Terry Audla, Laureen Harper, and local Ottawa photographer Michelle Valberg.
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ITK President Terry Audla and Labour Minister Kellie Leitch.
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A platter of smoked fish.
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Conservative MP Colin Carrie.
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Seal hash martinis.
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NDP MP Dennis Bevington, who represents the Western Arctic, N.W.T., and Chris Farris.
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ITK President and National Inuit Leader Terry Audla.
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Beatrice Dear entertains the crowd.

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