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CETA's forgotten impact on Roma refugees from EU countries

Images: Flickr/GLOBAL 2000
CETA between Canada and the EU is on life support. Media wrongly call the resisting Belgian region tiny, while everybody has forgotten the Roma, whom Canada has massively deported.

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What is this -- the Middle Ages? A Toronto church has given sanctuary to a Hungarian Roma family who came here as refugees. They were rejected on a virtual technicality and the Harper government wants them deported. They've lived at the church for two years. Before that they spent a year with Catholic monks. It's not a cathedral, and Quasimodo didn't swoop out of the bell tower to scoop them up. It's on a leafy street. They don't want it named in case the feds decide to rush it or hatemeisters target it.

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