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Many of us have been dismayed -- nay, depressed -- by the jump in xenophobic sentiments globally since the Paris attacks. This has countered or eclipsed the compassion following photos of 3-year-old Alan Kurdi's corpse two months ago. Then, the widest Canadian Google search phrase under refugees was, "how to sponsor." That clearly wouldn't be so now. The animosity may not be new, but it's uglier.
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Another federal election is coming, and the promises are gearing up. But after the election is over and politicians start implementing those promises, do they really work out the way we had hoped?