Additional 10,000 Syrian refugees to be offered asylum by Canadian government

On January 7, 2015 Stephanie Levitz wrote an article published in the Winnipeg Free Press regarding the announcement by the Government to accept 10,000 refugees from Syria. She points out the communities are willing and able to take in those seeking shelter from the brutal violence in Syria, but changes are needed to the asylum program, refugee groups and opposition politicians say. The UNHCR welcomed the announcement as “in keeping with Canada’s strong humanitarian tradition to offer resettlement to refugees worldwide.”

The NDP’s Paul Dewar said he’s glad the government’s made the promise, but isn’t convinced they’ll fill it. “This was an announcement. We want to see an action plan to realize the actual pronouncement of the government,” he said. “We do this not only because we can, but because it is right and just,” Alexander said in a statement.

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