Canada meets target to resettle 25,000 Syrian refugees
Canada’s immigration minister said on Monday the country has reached a significant milestone with the arrival of 25,000 Syrian refugees.
The refugee resettlement program was launched in November, after prime minister Justin Trudeau came to power and promised to bring in 25,000 government-sponsored refugees by the end of 2015 amid an intense debate in the West over what to do with people fleeing violence in the Middle East.
The 25,000 target was officially achieved on March 1st, 2016 (two months later than the original promise).
Tuesday November 24, 2015 | CBC News
Liberals won't meet deadline to bring 25,000 Syrian refugees to Canada by year's end
The Liberal government is extending its deadline to bring 25,000 Syrian refugees to Canada by two months, setting the end of February 2016 as a new target date.
While unveiling details of the massive resettlement program today, the government said it will identify all 25,000 selected refugees by Dec. 31, 2015, but only 10,000 will arrive by year's end.
Tuesday November 10, 2015 | CBC News
Syrian refugee crisis: Canada strikes committee to fast track resettlement
Canada’s minister of immigration, refugees and citizenship says cabinet will form a subcommittee to co-ordinate government efforts to bring thousands of Syrian refugees to this country.