‘I’m writing articles, and I’m being tried as a terrorist,’ exiled writers in Canada pushing feds for quicker refugee processing of families
By Kristen ShaneApr. 19, 2017
A Turkish journalist’s wife and three kids are moving from place to place in Turkey for their safety. It should be easier to bring people like them to Canada, says PEN Canada.
Marina Nemat—an author, former political prisoner in Iran, and chair of PEN Canada’s Writers in Exile Committee—says she'd like PEN to work with the federal government to quickly identify and process threatened journalists and their families for resettlement. The Hill Times photograph by Chelsea Nash
A group that advocates for threatened writers who’ve sought asylum in Canada says the federal government should expedite the process for bringing their family members, who are still in danger abroad, to join them in Canada.
People. Policy. Politics. This is an exclusive subscriber-only story.
‘Imagine losing your job, getting fired, but you’re fired by basically your entire riding and your whole life has been serving these people, and there’s just a lot wrapped up in it:’ Tory House leader Candice Bergen.
Jody Wilson-Raybould and Jane Philpott say they have no endgame, but some observers say they risk their reputations by continuing to find points of disagreement with Justin Trudeau, the government, and the Liberal Party.