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A Sampling of Sources: Sanctuary in the News

Sinoski, Kelly and Tara Carman. "Refugee 'Free at Last' After Two Years in Sanctuary; Father of Three Told He can Stay in Canada, Will Leave Langley Church Today." The Vancouver Sun, Dec 23, 2015.


Bell, Stewart. "Ex-KGB Agent Gives Up B.C. Sanctuary." Calgary Herald, Aug 17, 2015.


Carman, Tara. "Sanctuary-Seekers Sharing Stories at Forum; Three Men Facing Deportation Will Connect at First Lutheran Church Via Skype." The Vancouver Sun, Nov 27, 2014. 

Woo, Andrea. "U.S. Iraqi War Veteran Marks Five Years in Sanctuary." The Globe and Mail, Sep 22, 2014.


Nursall, Kim. "'Sanctuary City' a New Role for Hamilton." Toronto Star, Feb 13, 2014. 


Claxton, Matthew. "Refugee Seeking Sanctuary; A Salvadoran Refugee Began Living in a Church to Avoid being Deported Away from His Family." Langley Advance, Jan 02, 2014.      


Fiorito, Joe. "This is no Refuge in a Sanctuary City." Toronto Star, Apr 22, 2013.

"Is Sanctuary City a Sound Idea?" Toronto Star, Mar 01, 2013.

"Lennikov Still in Sanctuary." Burnaby Now, Dec 28, 2012.

Westhead, Rick. "Churches Ready to Give Failed Refugee Claimants Sanctuary." Waterloo Region Record, Oct 15, 2012.

"Lennikov: Former Kgb Agent Still Living in Church Sanctuary." Burnaby Now, Oct 12, 2012.

Hopper, Tristin. "Refugee Claimants Still Hiding Out in Churches Despite Lack of Sanctuary Laws." Alaska Highway News, Oct 05, 2012.

MacLeod, Ian. "Living in Smugglers' Paradise." The Ottawa Citizen, Aug 20, 2011.


Block, Irwin. "Colombia Refugee Claimant must Choose: Deportation Or Sanctuary." The Gazette, Sep 09, 2010.

Quan, Douglas. "Border Agency Adopts Official Policy on Church Sanctuary." Alaska Highway News, Apr 16, 2010.

Quan, Douglas. "Churches may be Sanctuary no Longer; New CBSA Policy." National Post, Apr 13, 2010.


Quan, Douglas. "Feds Write New Rules on Church-Sanctuary Issue; Ottawa Defines when to Arrest a Refugee a in Place of Worship." Nanaimo Daily News, Apr 13, 2010.

"Sanctuary a Last Resort when System Fails." Toronto Star, Feb 14, 2010.

Chow, Wanda. "Stuck in Sanctuary." Burnaby News Leader, Dec 26, 2009.

Fuller-Evans, Janaya. "Fugitive Soldier Finds Sanctuary; Iraq War Army Corporal Lives in Downtown Eastside Church." Vancouver Courier, Nov 13, 2009.

"Blind Refugee can Leave Church Sanctuary; Wait Lasted nearly Four Years." Edmonton Journal, Oct 27, 2009.

Dalton, Richard J., Jr. "Iraqi War Deserter Takes Sanctuary in Downtown Church; Kansas Man Denied Refugee Status this Summer and Ordered to Leave Canada." The Vancouver Sun, Oct 20, 2009.

"No Right to Come here, no Right to Stay." Burnaby News Leader, Jun 26, 2009.

Mertl, Steve. "Seeking Sanctuary Turns into Waiting Game; Study shows Government Waiting Out those Avoiding Deportation in Churches." Waterloo Region Record, Jun 08, 2009.

McKnight, Peter. "A Russian Refugee Claimant's Fate is Left to the Whim of a Single Person. how Fair is that?" The Vancouver Sun, Jun 04, 2009.

Dhillon, Sunny. "Former KGB Employee Facing Deportation Takes Sanctuary in Church." The Canadian Press, Jun 03, 2009.

Hall, Neal. "Church Grants Sanctuary to Ex-KGB Agent; Ordered Deported." National Post, Jun 03, 2009.


"Metro no Stranger to People Taking Sanctuary." The Vancouver Sun, Jun 03, 2009.

Marsden, William. "Gazette Exclusive.” The Gazette, Mar 28, 2009.

Murphy, Jessica. "Community Rallies as Refugee Claimant Enters Fourth Year of Sanctuary." The Canadian Press, Jan 17, 2009.

"Paralyzed would-be Refugee Claimant Abandons Sanctuary to Return to India." National Post, Oct 24, 2008.

Austin, Ian. "Singh Marks One Year in Sanctuary; Supporters Say Disabled Man would Suffer if Deported to India." The Province, Jul 14, 2008.

Hainsworth, Jeremy. "Refugee Claimant may Not be Safe in Sanctuary." Prince George Citizen, Jul 14, 2008.

Rolfsen, Catherine. "Paralyzed Refugee Claimant Marks a Year of Sanctuary." Daily Townsman, Jul 14, 2008.

Ferguson, Alan. "Time to Cull the Poisonous Weeds before they Choke the Playground." The Province, Jun 10, 2008.

"Man Rejected as Refugee Moves to New Sanctuary." Times - Colonist, Mar 25, 2008.

Turnbull, Barbara. "He Helps Refugees Find Sanctuary." Toronto Star, May 17, 2008.

"Those Giving Singh Sanctuary would Now Send Him Back." The News, Mar 15, 2008.

Ivens, Andy. "Refugee Claimant Keeps to Temple." The Province, Mar 04, 2008.

"18 Months of Hiding; Pakistani Family Free to Leave Church After Year and a Half in Sanctuary." The Record, Mar 01, 2008.                                                       

Lambert, Steve. "Pakistani Family Walks Out of Church After 18 Months of Sanctuary." The Canadian Press, Feb 29, 2008.

Carrigg, David. "Sanctuary Status Sought for Temples; no Double Standard, Say Sikh Supporters of Failed Refugee Claimant." The Province, Jan 28, 2008.

"A Long History of Sanctuary in Canada." The Leader, Jan 27, 2008.

Meaney, Ken. "Sanctuary is Last Chance for Many; Churches, Temples Home to several Adults, at Least One Family." The Gazette, Jan 20, 2008.

Dunn, Jane. "The Sanctuary Case." The Globe and Mail, Jan 17, 2008.

Collacott, Martin. "Religious Sanctuary has no Place in our Refugee System." The Globe and Mail, Jan 16, 2008.

Bolan, Kim. "Sikh Temple no Sanctuary for Paralyzed Refugee." Edmonton Journal, Jan 12, 2008.

Bolan, Kim. "Border Service again Cancels Deportation of Refugee Claimant; Removal from Temple Put Off After Supporters Plan Blockade." The Vancouver Sun, Jan 10, 2008.

Lazaruk, Susan. "Protesters Thwart Singh Deportation for 2nd Time; Paralyzed Failed Refugee Claimant Given Sanctuary in Surrey's Guru Nanak Temple." The Province, Jan 10, 2008.

Blatchford, Andy. "Refugee Claimant Hopes for Freedom After Two Years in Church Sanctuary." The Canadian Press, Jan 05, 2008.

Leslie, Tricia. "Singh Stays; Sanctuary Saga Refuses to End as More than 1,000 Supporters Block Deportee's Van at Airport." Abbotsford Times, Dec 11, 2007.

Dougherty, Kevin. "Ottawa Stonewalls Refugee Claimant; has Quebec Residency; Cherfi Still on Outside Looking in After 2 Years." The Gazette, Nov 10, 2007.

Ivens, Andy. "Refugee Claimant to be Sent Home Monday; Man Who Took Sanctuary in Temple Held in Jail." The Province, Aug 16, 2007.

Sinoski, Kelly. "Paralysed Refugee Claimant Arrested in Hospital; Laibar Singh Taken to Undisclosed Location." The Vancouver Sun, Aug 15, 2007.

"Church-as-Sanctuary Concept Indefensible." The Windsor Star, Jul 23, 2007.

Read, Barry. "Time to Fix the Refugee System." The Ottawa Citizen, Jul 19, 2007.

"Close the Door to Sanctuary." The Ottawa Citizen, Jul 13, 2007.

"Fix Unfair Refugee System, Don't Give Fugitives Sanctuary." The Vancouver Sun, Jul 13, 2007.

Nadeau, Denise. "Sanctuary is Given Under a Higher Law." The Vancouver Sun, Jul 13, 2007.

Cole, Jennifer. "Sanctuary: The Churches are Right when the System is Wrong." The Vancouver Sun, Jul 12, 2007.

Walia, Harsha. "Refugee Issue Riddled with Misinformation." The Vancouver Sun, Jul 12, 2007.

"Offering Sanctuary has to Go Hand in Hand with Respect for the Law." The Vancouver Sun, Jul 11, 2007.

Eustace, Chantal. "Paralysed Man Seeks Sanctuary at Temple." Prince George Citizen, Jul 09, 2007.

"Refugee Claimant about to be Deported to India Given Sanctuary in B.C. Sikh Temple." National Post, Jul 09, 2007.

Suderman, Brenda. "Finding Sanctuary." Winnipeg Free Press, Feb 25, 2007.

Gates, Ally. "Relief for Refugee is Proof Miracles do Happen." The Province, Feb 21, 2007.

"Iranian Refugee Free from Church; Three Years in Sanctuary End with Permission to Stay in Canada Permanently." The Times - Transcript, Feb 20, 2007.

"Iranian Refugee Who Sought Sanctuary in Church Freed." The Record, Feb 20, 2007.

Armstrong, Jane. "Iranian Refugee Awaits Fate Behind Bars as His Call to Police Breached Sanctuary." The Globe and Mail, Feb 19, 2007.   

Hainsworth, Jeremy. "Iranian Refugee Who Sought Religious Sanctuary Arrested at Vancouver Church." Daily News, Feb 19, 2007.

Hansen, Darah. "Church Sanctuary Violated as Iranian Refugee Claimant Jailed." The Vancouver Sun, Feb 19, 2007.

"Iranian Refugee Gives Up Church Sanctuary." Peace River Block Daily News, Feb 19, 2007.

Mayeda, Andrew. "Pakistani Family Heightens Refugee Sanctuary Debate: Ottawa, Church at Odds Over Deportation." Calgary Herald, Dec 23, 2006.

"Controversial Imam to Take Sanctuary in Montreal Mosque to Avoid Deportation." Canadian Press NewsWire, Dec 15, 2006.

Wolfe, Max. "Sanctuary Movement: Doing God's Work." Telegraph-Journal, Dec 02, 2006.

Lambert, Steve. "Churches Protect Refugee Claimants; all Across Canada, Congregations Feed, Aid Sanctuary-Seekers Who Fear Persecution if they are Deported to Native Countries." Toronto Star, Nov 27, 2006.

"Sanctuary Cases." Winnipeg Free Press, Aug 26, 2006.

"St. John's Refugee Still Awaiting Claim." Western Star, Aug 10, 2006.

Brautigam, Tara. "Refugee Emerges from N.L. Sanctuary." Daily Gleaner, Jun 03, 2006.

Laidlaw, Stuart. "Stuck in Sanctuary; for 9 Months, a Woman from the Ivory Coast has been Virtually Locked Up in an Ottawa Church Denied Refugee Status, She can Only Hope New Evidence from Her Homeland Will Change the Ruling." Toronto Star, Mar 25, 2006.

Enman, Charles. "Archbishop Lends Support to Refugee Claimant: Church Gave Ivory Coast Woman Sanctuary." The Ottawa Citizen, Jan 13, 2006.

"Blind Refugee Dodging Deportation in Church Awaits Volpe's 'Solution'." National Post, Jan 06, 2006.

Cornacchia, Cheryl. "Blind Algerian Seeks Sanctuary:" The Gazette, Jan 04, 2006.

"Refugee Left in Limbo in Church Sanctuary." The Province, Jan 02, 2006.

"Refugee Spends Second Christmas at Church Sanctuary." Times - Colonist, Dec 27, 2005.

"Refugee Claimant Alexi Portnoy Arrested After Leaving N.L. Church Sanctuary." Evening News, Dec 23, 2005.

Roberts, Mike. "Fighting for Sanctuary:" The Province, Dec 04, 2005.

Kennedy, Janice. "Belanger Promises to Take Up Refugee's Case:" The Ottawa Citizen, Dec 03, 2005.

"Man Deserves Sanctuary in Canada, Judge Rules." Star - Phoenix, Nov 24, 2005.

Chu, Richard. "Sanctuary in a Sacred Place:" The Vancouver Sun, Aug 12, 2005.

Greenwood-Speers, Judy. "Canada Has a Responsibility to Offer Sanctuary." The Record, Jul 16, 2005.

Bramham, Daphne. "Birthday Marks a Year in Sanctuary:" The Vancouver Sun, Jun 17, 2005.

"Providing Sanctuary a Crime: Federal Memo." Peace River Block Daily News, Mar 08, 2005.

Bronskill, Jim. "Sanctuary is 'Breaking the Law'; Government Memo Says Churches Wrong to Harbour Refugees Facing Deportation." The Spectator, Mar 07, 2005.

"Ontario: Church Sanctuary 'Breaking the Law'." The Ottawa Citizen, Mar 07, 2005.

"'Sanctuary' Churches Breaking Law: Department." The Record, Mar 07, 2005.

Hustak, Alan. "Sanctuary Ordeal Over for Family of Refugees: Federal Government Agrees to Hearing." The Gazette, Feb 14, 2005.

Etherington, Frank. "Church Sought to Offer Sanctuary." The Record, Feb 05, 2005.

Read, Barry. "Refugee Claimants Aren't Treated Fairly." The Ottawa Citizen, Nov 12, 2004.

"No Secret Sanctuary." The Ottawa Citizen, Nov 06, 2004.

Emerson, Norma. "Give Sanctuary to War Resisters." Times - Colonist, Oct 03, 2004.

Jiménez, Marina. "Historic Crypt Becomes Sanctuary for Failed Refugee Claimant, 68." The Globe and Mail, Sep 25, 2004.

Brittain, Christopher. "Church Sanctuary is Not an Outdated Practice." Daily News, Aug 20, 2004.

Murray, Don. "Sanctuary has always been Connected with the Holy." Daily News, Aug 14, 2004.

Tutton, Michael. "Serbian Woman Who Left Sanctuary Hopes to Return." Expositor, Aug 13, 2004.

Gruber, Klaus. "Sanctuary Will End with just Refugee System." Star - Phoenix, Aug 12, 2004.

"Sanctuary-Seeker to Apply for Legal Status in Canada; Woman Who Hid in N.S. Church Will Leave Canada, Apply as Immigrant." The Times - Transcript, Aug 11, 2004.

Goldberg, Mitchell. "Why Sanctuary is Necessary:" The Gazette, Aug 10, 2004.

McQuarrie, Dallas. "The Case for Sanctuary." The Globe and Mail, Aug 10, 2004.

"N.S. Sanctuary Seeker has 'Strong Case' Under Provincial Program." Standard, Aug 10, 2004.

Stackhouse, Reginald. "Church as Sanctuary? it's Time to End this Relic." The Globe and Mail, Aug 09, 2004.

Graham, Julie. "Sanctuary Appeal Urgently Needed." Tribune, Aug 07, 2004.

"Churches Say Sanctuary System Compensates for Faulty Canadian Refugee Appeal Process." Alberni Valley Times, Aug 06, 2004.

Sultan, Jessa. "Bishops' Conference may Tackle Sanctuary Issue." Standard - Freeholder, Aug 06, 2004.

"Churches Blame Flawed Refugee System." Moose Jaw Times Herald, Aug 05, 2004.

Keung, Nicholas. "Churches use Pens in Sanctuary Fight; Letter Writers Plan to Tell Sgro of Refugee Woes A Dozen People Taking Refuge After Canadian Rejection." Toronto Star, Aug 05, 2004.

Levitz, Stephanie. "Call for Refugee Appeal Change; Churches Say Merit-Based Options for Failed Refugee Claimants would Avoid Need for Sanctuary." The Spectator, Aug 05, 2004.

"Refugee System Flawed: Churches; Cdn. Religious Leaders Say Problem of using Church as Sanctuary is Sympton of Severely Limited Appeals Process." The Times - Transcript, Aug 05, 2004.


Baxter, Keith. "Sanctuary Provides Time for Second Look." Record, Aug 04, 2004.   


Bertuzzi, Robert. "Sgro's Sanctuary Comments Incorrect: Immigration Lawyer." Niagara Falls Review, Aug 04,                              2004.  


Adams, Danielle. "Fix System for Refugees, Local Church Leaders Urge: They Won't Stop Giving Sanctuary." The Gazette, Aug 03, 2004.                                    

Dohy, Leanne. "Refugee System Flaws Worry Clerics." Calgary Herald, Aug 03, 2004.

Williamson, Doug. "Leave Sanctuary Alone:" The Windsor Star, Aug 03, 2004.

"Church Sanctuary Aids the Oppressed." Toronto Star, Aug 01, 2004.

Kimber, Stephen. "Grits' Crackdown on Sanctuary is Shameful." Daily News, Aug 01, 2004.

Kohler, Nicholas. "Churches Plan to Continue as Refugee Havens." Nanaimo Daily News, Jul 31, 2004.

Petricevic, Mirko. "Search on for Local Refugee Sanctuary." The Record, Jul 31, 2004.

"Sgro could Fix Need for Sanctuary." Star - Phoenix, Jul 31, 2004.

Callinan, Brian. "Sanctuary Only Given when Injustice Arises: Why is Ottawa Attacking Churches?" Edmonton Journal, Jul 30, 2004.

Connolly, Pat. "Refugee Act Needs Big Fix; Appeals Process Appears Diametrically Opposed to Canadian Legal Principles." Daily News, Jul 30, 2004.

LeDrew, Stephen. "Compromise on Sanctuary." National Post, Jul 30, 2004.

Ripley, Bob. "Right of Sanctuary no Threat to Security." Lindsay Daily Post, Jul 30, 2004.

"Sanctuary: Refuge in Church Outmoded." The Windsor Star, Jul 30, 2004.

"Seeking Sanctuary Shouldn't be Necessary:" The Vancouver Sun, Jul 29, 2004.

Gordon, Craig. "Is Sanctuary Safe?" The Globe and Mail, Jul 28, 2004.

"Refugee System Needs Fairness, Speed." The Gazette, Jul 28, 2004.

Chen, Jennifer. "Churches Will Give Refugees Sanctuary Until 'Flawed' System Fixed, Leaders Say." The Ottawa Citizen, Jul 27, 2004.

"Church Leaders Vow to Continue Providing Sanctuary for Refugees." Times - Colonist, Jul 27, 2004.

de Souza, Father Raymond J. "No Place Left to Hide: With the End of Sanctuary, the State Will be Everywhere." National Post, Jul 27, 2004.

Kohler, Nicholas. "Churches Want Dialogue with Sgro: Will Continue to Offer Sanctuary to Refugees." The Gazette, Jul 27, 2004.


Kom, Joel. "Churches Will Continue to Give Sanctuary: Leaders Snub Sgro's Advice on Turning Out Refugees." Edmonton Journal, Jul 27, 2004.

"Sanctuary Under Fire." The Globe and Mail, Jul 27, 2004.

Bronskill, Jim. "No More Sanctuary for Refugees: Sgro: Churches Across Country Harbouring Half a Dozen People." Expositor, Jul 26, 2004.

"Immigration Minister Tells Churches to Stop Harbouring Refugee Claimants." Daily News, Jul 26, 2004.

"Minister Wants Churches to End Sanctuary; Long-Standing Practice a 'Back Door' for Refugee Claimants to Enter Canada, Minister Says." The Times - Transcript, Jul 26, 2004.

"Refugee Woman Emerges from Church: Spent 14 Months in Sanctuary Ducking Deportation Order." Examiner, Jun 23, 2004.

"Serb Woman Leaves Church that Gave Her Sanctuary: Ottawa Will Review Her Refugee Application." Standard, Jun 23, 2004.

Johnson, Chris. "Refugee Support Agency Shelters Fugitive in Church:" The Vancouver Sun, Jun 17, 2004.

"Woman in Church Sanctuary Holds Hope: Encouraged by Martin's Vow to Look into Her Case." Sault Star, Jun 05, 2004.

MacDonald, Colin. "Refugee in Sanctuary Deserves Compassion." Cape Breton Post, Apr 21, 2004.

McKnight, Peter. "Yes, the Violation of Sanctuary is a Big Deal." The Vancouver Sun, Mar 22, 2004.

Richardson, Andrew. "Protecting the Ancient Practice of Sanctuary." The Times - Transcript, Mar 20, 2004.

"The United Church of Canada Denounces the Violation of Sanctuary." Canada NewsWire, Mar 11, 2004.

Aubin, Henry. "Sanctuary Provides Check on Refugee System." The Gazette, Mar 09, 2004.


Hanes, Allison. "Police Ignore Long Tradition, Arrest Fugitive Inside Church." Times - Colonist, Mar 06, 2004.

"Refugee Claimants Holed Up in Church." Examiner, Feb 16, 2004.

Peritz, Ingrid. "Family's Sanctuary Turns into a Gilded Cage." The Globe and Mail, Nov 19, 2003.

Legault, Rita. "Borjas Leave Sanctuary of North Hatley Church." Record, Oct 24, 2003.

Thompson, Elizabeth. "Church Leaders Defend Sanctuary for Refugees:" The Gazette, Oct 10, 2003.


Goldman, Richard. "How to Nip Refugee Horror Stories in the Bud:" The Gazette, Sep 06, 2003.    

"Refugee Claimants Turn to Churches for Sanctuary: Canadian Churches Follow Old Testament in Offering Safety to those Facing Deportation." Guardian, Aug 11, 2003.

"Sanctuary Offered for Reasons of Justice, Compassion, Safety." The Gazette, Aug 09, 2003.

"Notion of Sanctuary Doesn't Apply in Refugee Case." The Gazette, Aug 06, 2003.

Solyom, Catherine. "Canadian Government Struggles with the Politics of Sanctuary:" The Ottawa Citizen, Aug 03, 2003.

Suresh, Bindu. "Colombian Family Seeks Sanctuary Against Deportation from Canada:" The Gazette, Jul 18, 2003.

Solyom, Catherine. "Unitarians Sheltering Refugee Claimants." The Gazette, Jul 04, 2003.

Boomer, Rachel. "Sanctuary Seeker Still in Church Basement; Serbian Woman has been Holed Up for 85 Days." Daily News, Jul 01, 2003.

"Halifax Church Gives Sanctuary to Woman from Kosovo Facing Deportation." Canadian Press NewsWire, Apr 08, 2003.

"Church Sanctuary Originally Intended as Cooling-Off Period." The Gazette, Nov 08, 2002.

"Algerians Remain in Sanctuary." The Gazette, Oct 24, 2002.


Abley, Mark. "Algerians: Clergyman Stands Firm: Providing Sanctuary for Family. Mission Director Says Process of Refugee Determination 'Makes Your Blood Boil' Cynicism.' Cause of Signio." The Gazette, Oct 22, 2002.

"Refugee Claimants Seek Sanctuary; Algerian Couple Vow to Stay in Church Until Canada Reverses Deportation Order." The Record, Oct 22, 2002.

Welner, Chris. "Calgary Church Becomes a Sanctuary for Family ; Refugee Claimants Fear Mexican Criminals but Face Deportation." Toronto Star, May 13, 2002.

Knapp, Shelley. "Odyssey to Sanctuary: Fearing for their Safety, the Elizondo Family Fled Mexico for Calgary. Now, they'Re Holed Up in a Southwest Church Fighting Deportation." Calgary Herald, Apr 28, 2002.

Knapp, Shelley. "Tory MLA Inspired Family to Seek Church Sanctuary." Calgary Herald, Apr 25, 2002. sanctuary dates back to Dec 1983, Guatemalan refugee in Montreal church


Hunter, Ian. "Sanctuary for Lucy Lu is a Truly Christian Deed." The Globe and Mail, Mar 20, 2002.

Fidelman, Charlie. "Zimbabweans Ask for Sanctuary from Deportation." The Gazette, Jan 30, 2002.

Fieguth, Debra. "Sanctuary and the Search for Justice." Kingston Whig - Standard, Mar 17, 2001.

Egan, Kelly. "Killer Gets Federal Ultimatum: Refugee Board Won't Reopen Deportation Case Unless Woman Leaves Sanctuary." The Ottawa Citizen, Feb 08, 2001.

Humphreys, Adrian. "Convicted Killer Takes Sanctuary: Kingston Woman Fights Deportation to China." National Post, Nov 23, 2000.

Swarbrick, Susan. "Style Knocks the Door Knocker was Known as the Sanctuary Knocker Or Sanctuary Ring, and was often Placed on the Outer Door of a Christian Church. According to Ecclesiastical Law in the Middle Ages, a Fugitive had Only to Touch the Knocker in Order to Gain Immunity from Arrest. between 1464 and 1524, More than 300 would-be Criminals are Said to have Claimed Sanctuary at the Cathedral." National Post, Aug 12, 2000.

Kemp, Brian. "Free at Last; Chilean Refugees Who Took Sanctuary in a St. Stephen Church Broke Down with Joy upon being Allowed to Stay in Canada." New Brunswick Telegraph Journal, May 08, 2000.

"Filipina Nanny Agrees to Leave Canada After Seeking Church Sanctuary to Avoid being Deported." Canadian Press NewsWire, Feb 16, 2000.

Vu, Uyen. "Fugitive Chileans Arrested." The Gazette, Apr 30, 1999.

Gunter, Lorne. "Immigration Rules Insane: Supreme Court, Refugee Board Created Topsy- Turvy System." Edmonton Journal, Aug 10, 1999.

"Family Leaves Church Sanctuary." Standard - Freeholder, Aug 05, 1999.

"Refugee in Sanctuary Gets High School Diploma." North Bay Nugget, Jun 26, 1999.

"Immigration Officials Won't Break Sanctuary to Arrest Nanny." The Record, Jul 20, 1999.

"Second Refugee Family Takes Up Sanctuary." Standard, Jun 10, 1999.

"Church Houses Heroin Room." National Post, May 04, 1999.

Francis, Diane. "Real Refugees Only: Real Refugees Only Want Temporary Sanctuary Until they can Return Home." Daily News, Apr 27, 1999.

"Refugee Plan on Hold." Standard, Apr 10, 1999.

Sarick, Lila. "Refugee Family has Nowhere to Go Today Marks a Year the Group has Spent in the Basement of a Toronto Church Giving them Sanctuary." The Globe and Mail, Mar 26, 1999.

Ovenden, Norm. "Two Reform MPs Question Sanctuary for Mafia Refugee." Edmonton Journal, Feb 09, 1999.

"Sanctuary is More than Space in a Church Basement." New Brunswick Telegraph Journal, Jan 23, 1999.

Duffy, Andrew. "`Poland Means Death for Me,' Says Ex-Spy Facing Deportation; Amateurish Handling by CSIS Betrayed Him, Paszkowski Says." Edmonton Journal, Dec 30, 1997.

Duffy, Andrew. "Church Aids Fugitive Ex-Spy in Fight to Stay in Canada." Standard, Dec 24, 1997.

"Sanctuary Rights." Financial Post, Feb 28, 1997. http:/

Hogben, David. "Salvadoran Won't be Sent Home, Official Says: SANCTUARY." The Vancouver Sun, Dec 20, 1995.

Munro, Harold. "Kits Church Sanctuary for Salvadorans." The Vancouver Sun, Dec 18, 1995.

"Romanians Refuse to Leave Sanctuary Family Continues to Defy Deportation Order, Hoping Immigration Officials Will Back Down." The Globe and Mail, Nov 22, 1995.

"Romanian Refugee Family Takes Sanctuary in Church." The Gazette, Nov 21, 1995.

Scott, Susan. "Anglicans to Buy Refugee Home." Calgary Herald, Oct 23, 1995.

Marsden, William. "Kanesatake Not `Wild West Cartoon': Peltier." The Gazette, Mar 30, 1995.

Rinehart, Dianne. "Sex Discrimination is Not Reason for Refugee Status Reformers Say." The Gazette, Jan 17, 1995.

Sanctuary in Saint John, New Brunswick. Toronto: Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, 1995.

Toneguzzi, Mario. "Reversal on Refugee Criticized.” Calgary Herald, May 28, 1994.

Slade, Daryl. "Minister Relents in Case of Failed Refugee Claimant; Salvadoran Leaves Sanctuary of Church After Six Months." The Ottawa Citizen, May 27, 1994.

Das, Satya. "For the World's Persecuted Women, Canada is a Welcome Sanctuary." Edmonton Journal, Apr 16, 1994.

Toneguzzi, Mario. "Salvadoran Refugee Sees Glimmer of Hope." Calgary Herald, Apr 04, 1994.

"Sanctuary Gives Government a Chance to Change Its Mind.” Calgary Herald, Jan 24, 1994.

Lunman, Kim. “Refugee Spending Christmas in Hiding.” Calgary Herald, Dec 24, 1993.

Legge, Gordon. "Sanctuary Is Modern-Day Dilemma.” Calgary Herald, Dec 11, 1993.

Lunman, Kim. "Refugee Begs for Sanctuary.” Calgary Herald, Dec 02, 1993.

"Archbishop Challenges Federal Refugee Moves." Toronto Star, Jul 24, 1993.

"Bishops Champion Refugee Sanctuary." The Windsor Star, Jun 30, 1993.

"Ontario Bishops Support Sanctuary for Refugee Claimants." Kitchener - Waterloo Record, Jun 30, 1993.

McAteer, Michael. "Sanctuary Promise Endorsed by Bishops." Toronto Star, Jun 30, 1993.

Hanlon, Michael. "'Ordinary' People Will Flout Law to Help those in Danger." Toronto Star, Jun 27, 1993.

Kapica, Jack. "Church Groups Promise Sanctuary to 23 Refugee Claimants Immigration Department Grants 'Extraordinary Review' of Rejected Cases After Demand by Coalition." The Globe and Mail, Jun 01, 1993.

Thompson, Allan. "Churches to Give Refugee Claimants Sanctuary." Toronto Star, May 31, 1993.

Hendrickson, Bob. "Vigil for Refugee." The Province, May 10, 1992.

Sherwood, Tom. "Just but not Fair; Canadian Churches were Wrong about Refugee Policy; Now's the Time to make it Right." The Ottawa Citizen, Mar 03, 1991.

Woloschuk, Michael. "Premier Urged to Declare Sanctuary for People Who Don’t Want to Fight ." The Whig - Standard, Jan 26, 1991.

Boras, Alan. "Officials Will Kick Out Refugee." Calgary Herald, Sep 13, 1990.

Cooney, Roman. "Warriors have found Sanctuary on Akwesasne Reserve, Police Say; it's Easy to Avoid Arrest by Stepping Across Border." The Gazette, Sep 08, 1990.

“’Can't Take' Fugitive Activist, B.C. Indian Band Tells Police." Toronto Star, Nov 21, 1989.

"Police `Can't Take' Fugitive, Indians Say." Edmonton Journal, Nov 21, 1989.

Trethewey, John. "Chief Finds Refuge: Indian Tribe Grants Fugitive Satiacum Sanctuary on its Reserve." The Province, Nov 19, 1989.

"Fugitive's Bid for Asylum Fails." The Windsor Star, Mar 11, 1989.

"Violating Sanctuary Taboos." Toronto Star, Jan 21, 1989.

Parkes, Debbie. "Church Group Ready to Harbor Refugee Claimant." The Gazette, Aug 10, 1988.

Moore, Lynn. "Ghanaian Refugee Claimant Granted Last-Minute Reprieve." The Gazette, Apr 02, 1988.

Serge, Joe. "Extend Refugee Amnesty, Groups Say." Toronto Star, Mar 24, 1988.

"Bingo Games Decided Refugees' Sanctuary." The Windsor Star, Mar 23, 1988.

"Turk Seeks Sanctuary in Church." The Vancouver Sun, Mar 21, 1988.

Serge, Joe. "Canada Opening Door to Single Women in Refugee Camps, Weiner Declares." Toronto Star, Mar 11, 1988.

Hamilton, Ian. "RESERVE A SANCTUARY FOR CRIME, MOHAWK COPS 'RISK DEATH DAILY'." The Whig - Standard, Jan 20, 1988.

McAteer, Michael. "Church Sanctuary for Refugees?" Toronto Star, Dec 26, 1987.


Abrams, Alan. "Author Critical of Ottawa's Inaction." The Windsor Star, Dec 16, 1987.          accountid=12339.

Malarek, Victor. "Migrant Bills Called Spur for Sanctuary Movement." The Globe and Mail, Nov 05, 1987.

Turner, Janice. ”Bill could Force Refugee Aid Groups to Go Underground." Toronto Star, Aug 14, 1987.

Girdner, Bill. "Activists Accompany Refugees in Effort to Obtain Sanctuary." The Globe and Mail, Aug 04, 1987.

McLeod, Bruce Toronto Star. "Why Church Leaders would Defy Refugee Rules." Toronto Star, Mar 03, 1987.

"Local Groups Say they might Give Illegal Immigrants Sanctuary." The Ottawa Citizen, Feb 25, 1987.


"Churches Considering `last-Resort' Sanctuary." The Ottawa Citizen, Feb 24, 1987.

MacNeil, Rev. R. G. Citizen correspondent. "Refugee Sanctuary Workers Face Prosecution for Acting on Beliefs." The Citizen, Jul 05, 1986.

Taylor, Sterling. ”Fugitive from Ireland Seeks Permission to Stay." Toronto Star, Jun 25, 1986.

MacNeil, Rev. R. G.. Citizen correspondent. "Offering Refugees Sanctuary Leads to Trial." The Citizen, Jan 11, 1986.


Higgins, Michael. "Modern Underground Railroad on Trial U.S. Government Hopes to Crush Movement that Brings in Aliens." The Globe and Mail, Oct 22, 1985.


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