The Canadian Press

2015-11-24 | Syrian Refugees

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The Liberal government will not meet its December 31st deadline to resettle 25-thousand Syrian refugees. The new deadline to have all 25-thousand settled is February. Immigration Minister John McCallum says in the short-term, this is a humanitarian action -- but in the long run, the refugees will be making a major contribution to our country. (Priority for government refugees will be given to complete families, women at risk, members of sexual minorities and single men only if they are identified as gay, bisexual or transgender or are travelling as part of a family.)

Date: 2015-11-24
Placeline: OTTAWA.
Source: The Canadian Press
Length: 19 seconds

Transcript Prediction: << and I have been saying time and time again that yes we want to bring them fast but we also want to do it right and I have heard Canadians across this country saying yes you have to do it right and if it takes a little bit longer to do it right then take the extra time >>


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