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Letter: Criticism of immigration minister misses the work

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|Written By Bert Raphael

Your editorial criticism of Immigration Minister Chris Alexander (see “A shameful performance,” Sept. 8) is misdirected.

Yes, Canada does have an obligation to assist in connection with the Syrian crisis; however, you fail to mention that giant economies such as Russia, China, and Japan have accepted no one. What about the vastly wealthy Arab states that one would think would care for their own kind and have not taken in a single refugee?

European countries have indeed taken on more than their share, but when you fail to acknowledge the total indifference of the Arab League and its constituent members other than Jordan, Lebanon, and Egypt, you totally missed the mark.

Bert Raphael,

Raphael Barristers,

Thornhill, Ont.

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