UN Mideast refugee chief says Western funding shortfall could lead to turbulence

Syrian refugees walk by their tents at a refugee camp in the town of Bar Elias, in the Bekaa Valley, Lebanon, July 7, 2022. A funding shortfall for fragile Middle Eastern states who host refugees could lead to turbulence in international relations, warns the UN refugee chief for that region. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Bilal Hussein) Syrian refugees walk by their tents at a refugee camp in the town of Bar Elias, in the Bekaa Valley, Lebanon, July 7, 2022. A funding shortfall for fragile Middle Eastern states who host refugees could lead to turbulence in international relations, warns the UN refugee chief for that region. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Bilal Hussein)

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opinion | Don Martin: Trudeau has a new retirement roadmap, now that Ardern's called it quits

Like Jacinda Ardern, Justin Trudeau’s early handling of the pandemic was a reassuring communications exercise where harsh isolation measures went down easier with a hefty helping of government support, Don Martin writes in an exclusive opinion column for CTVNews.ca. 'But like the New Zealand Prime Minister, the Canadian PM's best days are arguably behind him. '

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau takes part in a bilateral meeting with New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern at the APEC summit in Bangkok, Thailand on Friday, Nov. 18, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

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opinion | Don Martin: How bad was the committee hearing over holiday travel woes? Let me count the ways

The Standing Committee on Transport gathered Thursday with MPs demanding an explanation for how that highly unusual Canadian winter combination of heavy snow and cold temperatures which delayed or cancelled thousands of post-pandemic reunions. What they got was a gold-medal finger-pointing performance, writes Don Martin in an exclusive opinion column for CTVNews.ca.

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OPINION | Don Martin: Fort Myers Beach rises again as the Canadian snowbird migration arrives

Hope was in short supply just ten weeks ago on this 10-kilometre spit of sand at the end of the migration route for tens of thousands of Canadian snowbirds, Don Martin writes in an exclusive column for CTVNews.ca from Florida's Fort Myers Beach. But there are signs, he says, things may return to normal much faster than anyone expected.

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Emotional prayer room ceremony marks 6th anniversary of Quebec mosque shooting

An emotional ceremony took place today marking the sixth anniversary of the Quebec City mosque shooting, held for the first time in the same room where many of the victims were killed. Six men died that night: Mamadou Tanou Barry, Ibrahima Barry, Khaled Belkacemi, Abdelkrim Hassane, Azzeddine Soufiane and Aboubaker Thabti were gunned down not long after evening prayers at the suburban Quebec City mosque.

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