Liberals to resettle 10,000 Syrian refugees by year-end, 15,000 fewer than election promise

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Liberals to resettle 10,000 Syrian refugees by year-end, 15,000 fewer than election promise

"The government will resettle only about 10,000 Syrian refugees by the end of the year, or less than half the 25,000 promised by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau during the election campaign. Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship officials revealed the shortfall on Tuesday, as they presented the government’s plan for bringing the Syrian refugees to Canada. The entire 25,000 won’t arrive in Canada until the end of February, the officials said. The effort will cost as much as $678 million over six years."

 

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  • Berthiaume, Lee and Mark Kennedy. "Liberals to resettle 10,000 Syrian refugees by year-end, 15,000 fewer than election promise", National Post, November 24, 2015.
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