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Canadian PM Trudeau tasks special envoy to press Myanmar on refugees

OTTAWA: Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau appointed a special envoy to Myanmar on Monday tasked with pressing its leadership to resolve the Rohingya refugee crisis. Trudeau also announced in a statement that Canada would be doubling its contribution this year for humanitarian aid for the refugees to Can$12 million (US$9.5 million). Former senior MP Bob Rae will “reinforce the urgent need to resolve the humanitarian and security crisis in Myanmar and to address the situation affecting vulnerable populations,…