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The Atlantic
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Mar 06, 2019
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For decades, Assam Hadhad ran a chocolate factory in Syria, the second-largest in the Middle East. In 2012, it was destroyed in a bombing. After spending years in a Lebanese refugee camp, they were granted asylum in Canada. >> Food processing and production; Entrepreneurship

HEADLINEThis Syrian refugee isn’t leaving St. John’s, no matter how many others head for bigger cities
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CBC
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Feb 18, 2019
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After making a quick exit from Syria, Safaa Tohme's family went from wealthy farmers to poor refugees. Now they're on the upswing again in Newfoundland. >> Food processing and production; Retail; Entrepreneurship

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CBC
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Feb 15, 2019
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An Antigonish, N.S., chocolate company founded by a family who fled Syria is now pledging to work with 40 refugees and mentor and help develop 10 Canadian businesses run by refugees. >> Food processing and production; Entrepreneurship

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CTV
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Jan 27, 2019
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From CTV Northern Ontario's Alana Everson: A family that escaped war-torn Syria opens a new business in Sudbury. >> Food preparation and service; Food processing and production; Retail; Entrepreneurship

HEADLINEA new life in Edmonton: the successes and challenges faced by Syrian refugees
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CBC News
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Aug 05, 2018
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Peace By Chocolate now employs 25 people and is in the process of hiring 25 more to keep up with demand. >> Food processing and production; Entrepreneurship

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Globe & Mail
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Jul 29, 2018
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Less than a year ago, Slieman al-Jasem had never cleaned a fish. Now, he's the protégé of a veteran Great Lakes fisherman trying to keep a Prince Edward County processing operation alive. >> Food processing and production; Entrepreneurship

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Vancouver Sun
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Jun 10, 2018
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A growing number of Syrian refugees in the Lower Mainland have found a niche cooking for others. Since 2015, B.C. has welcomed 4,400 Syrian refugees. Many among them are finding that food and food businesses are a pathway to work, and settlement, when other doors are closed. >> Catering; Food processing and production; Restaurant; Retail; Entrepreneurship

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CBC
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May 03, 2018
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Khaled Al Hilal, owner of Al-Hilal Meat Shop in Halifax, runs his business while juggling English classes on the side. >> Food preparation and service; Food processing and production; Retail; Entrepreneurship

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The Tyee
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Apr 05, 2018
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The story of a Syrian businessman and parliamentarian, with little English, who ended ended up selling baklava on Vancouver's streets. >> Food processing and production; Retail; Entrepreneurship