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Re: Canadian dream out of reach, July 25. Thank you for covering the research conducted by Reuben Garang and the important stories behind that study.
I cannot begin to understand what refugees have lived through and what they still live with. But I have great respect for what they now contribute to our communities, and the determination I see from them to create better lives for their families.
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Poverty costs us all. In fact, it costs every single one of us much more than any investments in supporting pathways out of poverty would, by far.
It is much cheaper to create education, employment and economic opportunities for people who have barriers in front of them than to pay the costs that come with keeping people from accessing those important services.
And it is just the right thing to do. We have international legal obligations to support refugees who come to our country and we have a moral obligation as decent human beings to provide support to those around us who need it. It is the right thing to do for labour-market development, economic growth and the efficient use of tax dollars.
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