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Juliet Donald, an Australian-born psychologist, was ashamed that her homeland was indefinitely detaining refugees on offshore islands, but having moved to Canada, she felt there was little she could do other than protest and petition from afar. Then the Toronto resident came across an online callout by Australian expatriates urging Canadians to consider sponsoring those refugees — some held for more than six years on Manus Island in Papua New Guinea and remote Nauru. She jumped at the opportunity to gather interested Aussies in Toronto to form a sponsorship group. “Over the years I have voted, written letters and joined online campaigns to call for the urgent safe resettlement of those ... Full story

8 October