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  • More hate-mongering against refugees

    Posted on November 21st, 2018 admin No comments

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    On the contrary, I applaud their action.   Amazing that this is still circulating on Facebook three years later — the comments were hateful, and 91,000 shares among xenophobes and haters — amazing.

    Back in 2015, the servers in an Edmonton diner donated their tips to help a Syrian refugee family, and the diner owners agreed to match the tips. Kim Franklin, one of five owners of the diner, was part of a group working with St. Joseph’s College and the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Edmonton to bring a refugee family to Edmonton.

    “Being really concerned about people having to flee their homes, being stuck on sides of mountains trying to get away. These are people that are leaving because of conflict… It’s a terrible thing to have to flee your country, to leave everything that you know behind. It would be an awful thing so I’m hoping that we can give some safety and peace to these people.”    I wasn’t able to find a followup, but presumably the group, called House of Hope, raised enough funds to help their refugee family.   https://globalnews.ca/…/edmonton-diner-servers-donate…/

    As for the homeless, our governments collectively spend about $53,000 on each homeless person per year through various ineffective programs (though some figures go as high as $150,000 per homeless person). If you want to be indignant and irate about something, how about you look at THAT!   https://www.cbc.ca/…/opinion-jino-distasio-homelessness…

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