Post-Election: Syria and Canada

Refugees and bombing
Rahman Mohamed

Once upon a time Syria was a country that was barely known.  Only its neighbours would know it existed and its condition.  Today it’s a household name.  In Canada it’s not just known; it’s debated.  After winning the 2015 Federal Election, the Liberal government is facing its first international challenges: the environment and climate change conference in France and its position on Syria.

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Transit’s True Accessibility

Slow and inaccessible to Canadians
Rahman Mohamed

According to the Statistics Canada 2011 National Household Survey more people are using public transit.  Not only is the car faster for commuting to work than public transit as reported by the Globe and Mail, The Toronto Star, and other Canadian media, it’s faster than public transit throughout the day, not just rush hour.

What many people don’t know is that Canadian public transit is not as accessible and consumer friendly as they believe to one of its primary users, those who can’t use the car: the disabled.

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