The Canadian legacy of the life and death of Alan Kurdi

A Yahoo Canada story discussed the impact of the death of three-year-old Alan Kurdi on the dialogue around Syrian refugees. The article quoted Dan Hiebert, a UBC expert in international migration who said the photo and the discussion it provoked had a huge impact on Canada’s election campaign last fall and on eventual policy.

“The immigration-refugee policy regime is quite different today than it was a year ago and the news photo of Alan Kurdi was certainly an ingredient in that,” said Hiebert.