Canada needs a better playbook to help residents and citizens in trouble abroad.
Clockwise from top: Canadian permanent resident Khaled Al-Qazzaz is living in Egypt with his wife and family because he has been barred from flying to Canada. Iranian-Canadian Saren Azer is wanted by Interpol for abducting his four Canadian-born children. Canadian academic Homa Hoodfar is detained in Iran under unknown charges. Photos courtesy of freekhaledalqazzaz.com, Interpol, and Amanda Ghahremani
OTTAWA—When Khaled Al-Qazzaz decided in 2005 to go back to Egypt with his wife, Sarah Attia, little did he anticipate the dire circumstances he would encounter.
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Justin Trudeau's Liberals should ensure they don’t end up in anymore ethical controversies, as these scandals lead people to think that it is ‘time for change,’ says Innovative Research president Greg Lyle.
'My primary concern was to make sure that the public service could fully support its recommendation, that without a doubt, WE Charity was the right, and indeed, the only partner to deliver the program,' says Mr. Trudeau.
'Canada is proud of being an independent country, or a country with its own independent foreign policy, so I hope that Canada is wise enough to make its own decision,' says Cong Peiwu, China's ambassador to Canada.