The Canadian Press

2015-09-04 | Syrian Refugees Clark

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Former prime minister Joe Clark says he believes Canadian officials can overcome obstacles to speed up the acceptance of Syrian refugees, much as his government found ways to airlift Vietnamese boat people after he won office in 1979. The 76-year-old says Ottawa still has civil servants capable of assessing possible security risks among Syrian refugees, much as the federal government did when thousands of Vietnamese were processed overseas and airlifted to Canada. (Clark also says the photograph of the body of a Syrian boy washed up on a Turkish beach may help create public and political momentum to overcome obstacles such as fear of terrorists using the refugee system to enter Canada.)

Date: 2015-09-04
Placeline: OTTAWA.
Source: The Canadian Press
Length: 17 seconds

Transcript Prediction: << the possibility that there may be some people who are not what they claim to be should not deter us at all for proceeding with a very vigorous you trying to identify people and getting them here quickly that's one lesson >>


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