VOA News January 11, 2016 The Taliban has freed a Canadian it held hostage in Afghanistan for at least five years. “Canada is very pleased that efforts undertaken to secure the release of Colin Rutherford from captivity have been successful,” Canadian Foreign Affairs Minister Stephane Dion said Monday. “We look forward to Mr. Rutherford being
CBC: A new report from the military’s top doctor finds an “elevated risk” of suicide among soldiers who have served on the front lines in Afghanistan, prompting a call for more action on mental health from Canada’s new defence minister. Click here to read more (external link).
CBC News: A woman from Regina, Canada worked with a group of community members to bring a student’s family to Canada.
Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty November 05, 2015 An Afghan-born woman who came to Canada as a refugee has been sworn in as the country’s minister of democratic institutions. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau elevated parliamentary deputy Maryam Monsef to his 31-member cabinet on November 4, making her the youngest minister. The single, 30-year-old woman says she