Free­land wel­comes ‘brave new Cana­dian’ as Saudi teen lands in Toronto

Journal Pioneer - - CANADA -

TORONTO - A Saudi teen de­scribed as a “brave new Cana­dian” by an of­fi­cial from the gov­ern­ment that granted her refugee sta­tus as she fled her al­legedly abu­sive fam­ily is en route to her new home, Canada’s For­eign Af­fairs Min­is­ter said Satur­day. Chrys­tia Free­land ap­peared along­side 18-year-old Ra­haf Mo­hammed Alqu­nun with her arm around the teen as she ap­peared briefly at Toronto’s Pear­son In­ter­na­tional Air­port. Alqu­nun, fresh off a flight from Seoul, South Ko­rea, and sport­ing a grey “Canada” hoodie and a blue hat em­bla­zoned with the logo of the or­ga­ni­za­tion that ar­ranged her re­set­tle­ment, smiled and waved at a group of re­porters, but of­fered no com­ment on her ar­rival.

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