The United States is unsafe for would-be refugees and a Canada-U.S. agreement that compels asylum seekers to first apply for U.S. sanctuary ought to be ripped up, lawyers for refugees and rights groups argued in a Canadian federal court on Monday.
In Canada, a little-known drug regulator shows its teeth
May 8, 2019 – Allison Martell and Anna Mehler Paperny, Reuters
A tiny, little-known government agency is ramping up regulation of Canada’s pharmaceutical industry, seeking to rein in prices for patented drugs that are among the highest in the world, according to industry sources and a Reuters analysis of government data.
Fearing for Saudi teen’s safety, Canada refugee agency hires guard
January 15, 2019 – Anna Mehler Paperny, Reuters
Amid threats to the safety of Saudi teenager Rahaf Mohammed, who was granted asylum in Canada, the Toronto agency that is helping her has hired a security guard to ensure “she is never alone” as she starts a normal life, its executive director said on Tuesday.
Exclusive: Canada rushes to deport asylum seekers who walked from U.S. – data
October 31, 2018 – Anna Mehler Paperny, Reuters
Canada is prioritizing the deportation of asylum seekers who walked across the border from the United States illegally, federal agency statistics show, as the Liberal government tries to tackle a politically sensitive issue ahead of an election year.
Hurricane raises questions about rebuilding along North Carolina’s coast
September 20, 2018 – Anna Mehler Paperny, Reuters
When Florence was raging last Friday on North Carolina’s Outer Banks, the hurricane tore a 40-foot (12-meter) chunk from a fishing pier that juts into the ocean at the state’s most popular tourist destination.
In Florence’s wake, uncertainty haunts migrant workers
September 17, 2018 – Anna Mehler Paperny and Eduardo Munoz, Reuters
Francisco Javier Jaramillo and Victor Chavez should be picking sweet potatoes at a North Carolina farm and sending much-needed money to their families in Mexico.
Gimme shelter: North Carolinians take refuge from Florence’s fury
September 13, 2018 – Anna Mehler Paperny, Reuters
Junia MacDaniel just wants to get home to her Chihuahuas. All 14 of them are back in the double-wide trailer MacDaniel shares with her husband in New Bern, North Carolina.
As Canada faces rising gun violence, tighter laws are a tough sell
August 13, 2018 – Anna Mehler Paperny, Reuters
Rising violence in Canada has prompted calls for the federal government to tighten gun laws but tougher regulations could cause a political backlash in a country where 2 million people are licensed to own a firearm.
Canada minister says government needs to communicate better on asylum seekers
August 3, 2018 – Anna Mehler Paperny, Reuters
Canada must do a better job of communicating that asylum seekers are not a threat to the country, the parliamentarian charged with dealing with the refugee influx told Reuters.
Toronto gunman a puzzle to his own tight-knit immigrant community
July 24, 2018 – Anna Mehler Paperny and Danya Hajjaji, Reuters
A close-knit vibrant immigrant community of Toronto’s Thorncliffe Park neighborhood, where Faisal Hussain grew up and went to school, is struggling to square the image of the quiet, skinny boy they knew with the man who went on a shooting spree late on Sunday, killing two and wounding 13.