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Alia Dharssi

Alia Dharssi

Alia Dharssi is a freelance journalist and proud Vancouverite who writes about immigration, women’s rights, cities and international affairs, among other social and political issues. As the recipient of the 2016 Michelle Lang Fellowship, she spent a year working on an investigative project on Canadian immigration policy for the Calgary Herald and the National Post that revealed ways in which immigration policies cost the Canadian economy billions of dollars each year and have forced thousands of migrant workers into Canada's underground economy since 2015. Her writing has also appeared in the Guardian, VICE, the Thomson Reuters Foundation's news service and Global BC, among other media. You can find her on twitter @alia_d or reach her by email at

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