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Save Old Growth organizer fears his climate activism has made him a target for deportation

National Observer, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

An international student leading a controversial civil resistance campaign to end old-growth logging in B.C. is fearful the Canada Border Services Agency is looking to deport him.

Zain Haq, a co-founder of the Save Old Growth (SOG) protest group behind a recent series of highway blockades across the province, has been ordered to show up at a CBSA office.

The third-year history major at Simon Fraser University who hails from Pakistan is in Canada on a study permit, a document issued by Immigration Canada. 

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Canada’s emergency response starkly different for Ukrainians, Afghans

By  Zahra Mahdi, New Canadian Media, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

While Canada has opened one dedicated stream for all Ukrainians escaping Russia’s invasion, it only made room for 40,000 Afghans escaping the Taliban’s rule under four cumbersome emergency response streams.

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