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Justin Trudeau's newly elected government has confirmed it will resettle 25,000 Syrian refugees in Canada within three months, giving top priority to those who are a lower security risk.
The plan as outlined prioritizes families and vulnerable individuals, including those from the LGBT community.
Single unaccompanied men will be excluded from the government resettlement program for now. However, government officials say those individuals can still apply to come to Canada through private sponsorship programs or could possibly be resettled through a government-sponsored program later in 2016.
"Through the rest of 2016, we will bring in more refugees," said Canada's Immigration and Refugee Minister John McCallum at a news briefing in Ottawa on Tuesday.
The Canadian government has launched an information campaign nationwide using the hashtag, #WelcomeRefugees. It is encouraging Canadians to donate, volunteer or even sponsor refugees.
Two recent polls conducted in Canada after the Paris terror attacks indicate that a small majority of Canadians oppose the plan to resettle refugees mainly because of security concerns.
Despite that, every province in Canada has agreed to take in refugees and charity organizations have been inundated with offers from private citizens eager to welcome and help resettle refugees.
Canadian government ministers tasked with screening the refugees called this "a big humanitarian project" that represents the "best values and character of the country."
originally posted by: Metallicus
a reply to: BuzzyWigs
So why not move there?
The very reasons you WANT to move there are the reasons I would not.
Strange world, right?
originally posted by: BuzzyWigs
a reply to: Metallicus
Indeed. I want to live in BC - and now that my children are grown and out on their own, I have only to convince my husband - not likely.
good luck with that and I am interested in the responses to it . I listen to CBC.CA but there are programs like the currents or as it happens that I find very well done . The standard news is usually same old same old regurgitation of Corporate News speak .
So - what is the best, most non-biased news source for Canada - anyone??
A property can be got for $35,000 to $50,000 easily in New Brunswick and probably other Provinces as well . It all depends on location, location ,location ......
"Affordable" housing is $450k? Sheesh.
The home I live in I bought 15 years ago for $45,000. It's no mansion, but it's sturdy, and classy. I'd be lucky to get $80k for it now.