Canada meets delayed deadline to take in 25,000 Syrian refugees

Feb 29, 2016

Canada meets delayed deadline to take in 25,000 Syrian refugees

Canada has met a self-imposed deadline to accept 25,000 Syrian refugees fleeing their country’s civil war, officials said, fulfilling a campaign promise by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Minister John McCallum tweeted after a charter flight carrying refugees touched down in ...

Canada set to airlift in first group of Syrian refugees

Dec 10, 2015

Canada set to airlift in first group of Syrian refugees

The first two government flights carrying Syrian refugees to Canada will arrive this week, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced Wednesday. His immigration minister noted with pride that Canada’s welcoming attitude contrasts with the wary stance of many in the United States. The first flight ...