Media Coverage

Media Coverage 2016-04-12T21:24:09+00:00

*NEW* April 12, 2016 – Vancouver Island Internet Television (video)
“ Nanaimo Candle Light Vigil”

*NEW* April 11, 2016 – CPAC Question Period – Rona Ambrose (video)
During question period in Canada’s House of Commons, Conservative Leader Rona Ambrose asks if Foreign Affairs Minister Stéphane Dion will meet with Alison Azer, whose children are now believed to be in Mahabad, Iran.
Hon. Rona Ambrose’s question begins at 00:13

*NEW* April 6, 2016 – CTV News (video)
“Vigil for mother of four abducted kids”

*NEW* April 6, 2016 – Everything is Political (audio)
“Alison Azer’s plea to Justin Trudeau: Help bring my children home”

*NEW* March 22, 2016 – VOA Kurdish (with video)
“Dayika Kanadî Daxwaza Vegerendina Çar Zarokên Xwe Dike”

*NEW* March 22, 2016 – Debates of the Senate – Senators’ Statements
Hon. Daniel Lang speaks to his colleagues in the Canadian Senate about Alison Azer and her abducted children

March 21, 2016 – VICE News
“These Canadian Kids Were Abducted by Their Dad to Iraq — But No One Really Knows Where They Are”

March 21, 2016 – Calgary Herald (with video)
“Liberal leader David Swann joins dozens rallying for return of children taken to war-torn Iraq”

March 21, 2016 – Global News (with video)
“PM Trudeau pledges to do everything possible to return 4 abducted Canadian children”

March 21, 2016 – CBC News Calgary
“Calgarians join Alison Azer’s fight to bring 4 kids home from war zone”

March 21, 2016 – CityNews
“Cross-Canada vigils to bring home B.C. children from war-torn Iraq”

March 21, 2016 – CTV News
“Rallies for four Canadian children being held in Iraq”

March 20, 2016 – Global News Calgary (with video)
“Vigil to be held for young Calgary children abducted by father out of country”

March 16, 2016 – The Current, CBC Radio (audio)
“Canadian mom Alison Azer fears abducted kids in Iraq with their dad”
Can’t listen to the audio? Read the full transcript.

March 15, 2016 – Ottawa Citizen Editorial Board
“Editorial: The government can save these children”

March 10, 2016 – National Post (In-depth feature, with video)
“There are four Canadian kids being held captive in a war zone and no one seems to be doing anything about it”

February 29, 2016 – Station 14 Kingston (video)
“Walking On Fire; A Mother’s Battle To Save Her Children”

February 29, 2016 – Toronto Star
“Mom visits Toronto in bid to recover 4 kids”

February 29, 2016 – Comox Valley Record
“Azer case reaches House of Commons audience”

February 29, 2016 – Ottawa Morning, CBC Radio (audio)
“Mother of abducted kids: for the past six months, Alison Azer has been trying to get her four children back to Canada.”

February 29, 2016 – Metro Morning, CBC Radio (audio)
“Abducted children: A mother’s appeal to the Canadian government, help me get my kids back from Iraq.”

February 25, 2016 – Times Colonist
“MPs applaud Courtenay woman’s fight to get her children back”

February 24, 2016 – Question Period – Gord Johns (video)
“Gord Johns ask government to help bring Azer children home”
During question period in Canada’s House of Commons, NDP MP Gord Johns asks the government what measures it is taking to bring home the four Azer children.

February 24, 2016 – The Globe and Mail
“B.C. mother enlists Ottawa to help find children taken to Iraq by father”

February 15, 2016 – Calgary Herald
“‘Their childhood is being stolen’: Mom speaks six months after children’s alleged abduction to Iraq”

February 15, 2016 – Global News (with video)
“Comox mom marks six months since children’s alleged abduction to Iraq”

February 15, 2016 – On The Coast, CBC Radio
“6 months after alleged kidnapping, Alison Azer speaks about search for her kids” (audio)
“Alison Azer speaks about hunt for her 4 missing kids” (article)

January 13, 2016 – CTV News Vancouver Island (with video)
“B.C. mom of 4 kids missing in Iraq returns empty-handed”

December 29, 2015 – Ottawa Citizen
“Government urged to act on Canadian kids abducted to Iraq”

December 16, 2015 – St. Albert Gazette
“Letter campaign a success”

December 13, 2015 – CHEK News (with video)
“Bring Azer Kids Home campaign reaches 10,000 letters”

December 12, 2015 – Metro News Calgary
“Calgarians write letters to bring missing kids back from Kurdistan”

December 8, 2015 – Comox Valley Record
“Letter-writing campaign for Azer children”

December 6, 2015 – CTV Vancouver Island (video)
“Relatives say missing kids long way from home”

December 5, 2015 – St. Albert Gazette
“Former St. Albert mother tracks down location of missing kids”

December 1, 2015 – Comox Valley Record
“Missing Azer children located”

December 1, 2015 – CTV Vancouver Island
“Kids allegedly abducted by dad found in Middle East”

December 1, 2015 – CBC
“Canadian mom Alison Azer locates missing children in Middle East, family confirms”

December 1, 2015 – Calgary Herald
“‘Found, but not free:’ Canadian mother locates missing kids in Kurdish Region after months-long search”

December 1, 2015 – Rudaw
“Children believed kidnapped found in Kurdistan, family says”

December 1, 2015 – Global News (with video)
“BC mom says she now knows location of her children in Iraq”

November 30, 2015 – Mary Lee, Comox Valley Echo
“Tie a Yellow Ribbon for Azer Children”

October 29, 2015 – Global News (with video)
“‘I don’t know if they’re alive’: B.C. mom says dad has taken children to Iraq

October 23, 2015 – Comox Valley Echo
“Vigil for Azer children brings hope to mother, community”

October 17, 2015 – Global News (video)

October 14, 2015 – Maclean’s
“Mother of missing Canadian kids pleads for more help from Ottawa”

October 13, 2015 – Everything is Political with Evan Solomon (audio)
Radio interview – Alison’s story airs at the 45 minute mark

October 13, 2015 – Calgary Herald
“‘I don’t know if they’re dead or alive:’ Mom travels to Middle East to search for her allegedly abducted children”

September 12, 2015 – The Canadian Press / Winnipeg Free Press
“Mom of four kids allegedly abducted overseas wants to see progress in case”

September 8, 2015 – CTV News Vancouver Island (video)
“Mom fears allegedly abducted kids are in Iraq”

September 4, 2015 – National Post
“Kurdish doctor featured in one of Harper’s promotional videos now accused of child abduction”

August 28, 2015 – RUDAW
“Prominent Kurdish doctor missing, sought by police”

August 28, 2015 – Thời Báo
“Tầm nã người cha dẫn 4 con du lịch Âu châu biệt tích”

August 27, 2015 – Comox Valley Echo
“Police searching for four children abducted by Valley doctor”

August 27, 2015 – The Canadian Press / Globe and Mail
“Father wanted in alleged abduction of four Vancouver children”

August 27, 2015 – Ming Pao Canada
警列懷疑綁架案 國際刑警介入”

August 26, 2015 – CBC News Vancouver (video)
Alison’s story appears around 6 minutes into this newscast.

August 26, 2015 – CHEK Media (with video) 
“Comox Valley mother desperately searches for her 4 children taken by her ex-husband”

August 26, 2015 – CKNW AM 980
“BC doctor wanted for abducting his children”

August 26, 2015 – Kelowna Now
“Comox Doctor Wanted on Canada-Wide Warrant for Abducting His Children”

August 26, 2015 – The Province
“Police hunt launched for Comox-area kids allegedly kidnapped by their Kurdish-Canadian father”

August 26, 2015 – ICI Radio-Canada
“C.-B. : 4 enfants enlevés à l’étranger, le père sous mandat d’arrêt”

August 26, 2015 – Radio Canada International
“Father sought for not returning children”

August 26, 2015 – Sing Tao Daily
“这名父亲遭全加通缉 或绑架四子女前往伊拉克”

August 26, 2015 – La Presse Canadienne / La Press
“Quatre enfants auraient été enlevés par leur père au Moyen-Orient”

August 25, 2015 – The Canadian Press / Calgary Herald
“Police search for four B.C. kids allegedly abducted by dad and taken to Middle East”

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