Policy Briefs

Living up to a Noble Tradition on Syrian Refugees

In light of the devastating Syrian conflict, which has resulted in the displacement of millions of Syrians across several countries in the region, the Canadian Arab Institute has analyzed Canadian policy with regards to Syrian-refugee resettlement in this country. The intent of this brief is to provide policy recommendations to the Canadian government that are in line with our international obligations, tradition, and capacity for refugee resettlement.

The Need to Protect Rule of Law: A Response to Bill C-24

Bill C-24: An Act to amend the Citizenship Act and to make consequential amendments to other Acts was thoroughly analyzed against Canadian constitutional principles of fundamental justice, equality and fairness. This brief focuses on the aspects of the bill that deal with the “expanded provisions against granting citizenship” and the “revocation of citizenship.”

Canada's Economic Interests in the Middle East

An examination of Canada’s trade policies was conducted along with an assessment of the impact on trade of both economic and political developments in the Middle East, April 2013.