REFUGEE RESETTLEMENT PLAN DETAILS COMING TUESDAY

Nov 20, 2015

By Bob Komsic

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Canadians will learn Tuesday how the Trudeau government plans to help resettle 25,000 Syrian refugees by the end of the year.
Immigration Minister John McCallum is appealing to Canadians to come forward if they can offer a place for refugees to stay once the plan kicks in.
John McCallum
Settlement agencies who’ll be responsible for the longer-term integration of refugees have been awaiting the details, however last week’s attacks in Paris are believed to have slowed the rollout of the plan.

A Syrian refugee family from Aleppo, stay under a shelter during a rainy day on March 8, 2014, at Uskudar in Istanbul. More than 136,000 people have been killed in Syria's brutal war since March 2011, and millions more have fled their homes. AFP PHOTO/BULENT KILIC        (Photo credit should read BULENT KILIC/AFP/Getty Images)

The program, which may cost as much as $1.2-billion the next six years, will involve several government departments as well as the military, with the aim to take in some of the most vulnerable who’ve fled the fighting in Syria the last four years.
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