June 19, 2018
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What The Hell Is A Fairness Letter?
We speak to someone who might not be let into Canada for trying to bring democracy to Syria.
Latifa Abdin
Producer, COMMONS
Mohamed Waleed Taleb is stuck in Turkey. He applied to come to Canada in 2015 and was flagged under section 34 of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act for his pro-democracy work against the Assad regime. He’s responded to the government’s concerns and is now waiting to hear back on a final decision: will he be let into Canada, or will he be deemed “inadmissible”. We spoke to Waleed about his experience. We also spoke to his lawyer Pierre Andre Theriault to better understand Waleed’s case.
This episode was inspired by Canada’s Missing Syrians, by Canadian journalist Gareth Chantler.

 

This episode is sponsored by Endy, Sonos, and The Great Courses Plus.
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