March 15, 2017 – Anna Mehler Paperny, Reuters
Arun Daniel and his mom, Suguna, first touched Canadian soil two weeks ago and, on Wednesday, they first touched ice, sliding on one knee and pushing a 40-pound granite rock across a rink.
February 19, 2016 – Anna Mehler Paperny, Global News
The six-year-old girl with an agonizing stomachache was turned away from the Montreal walk-in clinic: They only treat refugees who pay a fee first, they said.
The girl’s mom couldn’t afford the fee. So they left.
February 18, 2016 – Anna Mehler Paperny, Global News
All refugees and refugee claimants will get extended health care as of April 1 — six months after the Liberals came to office and five months after they made a special provision allowing Syrian refugees to access care.
January 19, 2016 – Anna Mehler Paperny, Global News
Some refugees and asylum-seekers come to Canada saddled with debt and without full access to health care — and some don’t.
Which one you are depends on where you’re from and when you got here.
December 10, 2015 – Anna Mehler Paperny, Global News
Canada’s poised to welcome the first planeload of Syrian refugees Thursday evening as part of the federal Liberals’ much-touted pledge to resettle 10,000 (formerly 25,000) by the end of this month.
But the government still hasn’t followed through on its election promise to reverse health cuts to refugee care made under the previous government three years ago.
November 29, 2015 – Anna Mehler Paperny, Global News
The federal government won’t make the 25,000 Syrian refugees it has promised to resettle over the next three months repay the costs of their transportation and medical exams.
November 19, 2015 – Anna Mehler Paperny, Global News
Maybe you’ve seen it. Maybe your uncle forwarded it to you or someone you know posted it on Facebook.
The meme, infographic, status update, chain email you received is false. It was debunked years ago but continues to be circulated.
November 15, 2015 – Anna Mehler Paperny, Global News
They don’t know how many people are coming, when they’ll arrive, what services they’ll need or who will pay for them. But Ontario’s preparing to welcome an unprecedented influx of Syrian refugees.
November 12, 2015 – Anna Mehler Paperny, Global News
Thursday morning Meb Rashid saw a woman severely traumatized after years of an abusive relationship.
Before that, an HIV/AIDS patient with dangerously low CD4 count; a pregnant victim of sexual violence.
They all needed treatment. None had coverage.
September 11, 2015 – Anna Mehler Paperny, Global News
On bad days Lina Sallat wishes she’d never left – never fled Syria as the country tore itself to shreds; never sought safety with her toddler on the other side of the world, leaving her husband and oldest son behind.