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The Melmac Years

My peculiar resin d’être

Maple Branches

Who talks of my nation?

Listening In

What recent populist victories tell us about Canada

Kerry Pither

Kerry Pither is a human rights activist and author of Dark Days: The Story of Four Canadians Tortured in the Name of Fighting Terror (Penguin, 2008).

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Official Blackmail

One Kurdish refugee’s story shows the dark side of our security apparatus. April 2011
In the spring of 1991, Suleyman Goven, an Alevi Kurd from eastern Turkey, arrived at Toronto’s Pearson International Airport with $90 in his pocket, and in his heart the dream of becoming a citizen in a country where he would be free from persecution. Instead, he would be forced to endure a dark side of Canada where refugees who have fled terror and persecution are terrorized and persecuted all over…