"...[a]t a charming ceremony marking the last days of a summer class for English language learners, songs were sung, introductions were made and the benefits of welcoming this city's new residents with open arms became abundantly clear[...]"
“…part of a Liberal promise to bring 10,000 privately sponsored Syrians to Canada by early next year.”
“The critical message is that IRCC will not be processing 10,000 additional privately sponsored Syrian refugees.”
“Only Canada, Germany and Norway have taken their “fair share” of Syrian refugees, Oxfam said”
“…for the resettlement of an additional 10,000 government-assisted Syrian refugees over the next five years…”
"we want to transfer what we learned with refugees to families."
“Canada’s programme of private sponsorship has been successful enough for other countries to emulate it.”
“There is a belief, or at least a wish, that the wave of sympathy for Syrians fleeing home will lead to a permanent liberalization of Canadian refugee policy. ’I think the Syrian initiative has built our capacity and shown us what we can accomplish ... I’m hoping the government will apply those lessons to other refugee communities.’”
“McCallum said he would make an announcement in the next 10 days in Parliament to update the country on the exact number of refugees that Canadians can expect to see arrive before the end of 2016.”
“While the minister has previously said the government hopes to settle a total of 35,000 to 50,000 by the end of 2016, he said the exact number – “in that ballpark” – will be outlined in the government’s annual immigration targets, expected by March 9. Out of that total, 25,000 are expected to be government-sponsored refugees. The remainder will arrive as private sponsors or through a blended private– and government-sponsorship process.”
“The 25,000th Syrian refugee landed in Canada Saturday night marking the end of the first phase of the Liberals’ massive resettlement program.”
“In future, the federal government will aim to send more refugees to B.C. Interior towns such as Vernon and Abbotsford.”
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“Shifting government-sponsored refugees to private sponsors is 1 way government is trying to ease backlog”