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Trudeau's Committment to Syrian Refugees - 25,000 by Year End


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Tell that to Europe...lol. 'Syrians' seem just fine with leaving their dear homes in that region. Are our 'Syrians' different?

Going to Canada is much different than going to Europe. You're so far from home at that point, there's probably no chance of paying your own way back at over $1000 a pop.

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Going to Canada is much different than going to Europe. You're so far from home at that point, there's probably no chance of paying your own way back at over $1000 a pop.

Awwww...it's so cold...and farrrrrr away. Nobody ever wants to come to Canada.

You're grasping straws.

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I'm sorry, are you arguing for offering more?

I'm telling you in these words I'm typing that if Canada offered the same benefit package as the UK there would be much more than a few thousand 'Syrians' willing to come to Canada.

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Again - back to the original ridiculous promise of 25,000 government-sponsored refugees. Under the previous government,the focus was on privately-sponsored refugees from Iraq - and well over 20,000 have been settled in Canada since the ISIS debacle began. Hardly a peep from the media. Why privately-sponsored? Because they have a much better chance of quickly integrating in society with the help of people and organizations that are committed to successful outcomes. Government-sponsored refugees run through a mish-mash of Federal, Provincial and Municipal support systems that lack the "roots" and consistency that private sponsors can provide.

The initial 10,000 refugees that are currently "in process" are almost exclusively privately sponsored and a large number of those were already in the works when the new government took over. So really - we haven't even started to "test" the systems that have to be in place to accommodate the government sponsored refugees.

Canadians have an abundance of good will - so it's a difficult issue to overtly criticize this government's futile attempts.....but there will be a price to pay when the facts are in and the bills are totalled up.

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I'm telling you in these words I'm typing that if Canada offered the same benefit package as the UK there would be much more than a few thousand 'Syrians' willing to come to Canada.

since you keep repeating it: Canada versus the UK benefits? How do they differ?

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since you keep repeating it: Canada versus the UK benefits? How do they differ?

You tell me...all the "migrants" want in to places like the UK. They'll risk their lives to get through that Chunnel. Must be the food.

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The initial 10,000 refugees that are currently "in process" are almost exclusively privately sponsored and a large number of those were already in the works when the new government took over.

so you keep repeating... how many is a "large number"... as you say, "already in the works"?

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Under the previous government,the focus was on privately-sponsored refugees from Iraq - and well over 20,000 have been settled in Canada since the ISIS debacle began. Hardly a peep from the media.

the waldo calls bullshyte! Here's a media peep: since 2009... not "well over" 20,000... with a like focus on government versus private sponsorship. Since 2009 - wow... that's huuuge Simple. :lol:

As of July 6th, 2015: the Harper Conservative government had resettled: 21,956 Iraqi refugees – 10,287 government assisted and 11,669 privately sponsored.

The 20,000 figure is the total number of Iraqi refugees resettled in Canada since 2009

as for this continued nattering about Syrian refugees not wanting to come to Canada... that's all based on one lame NP article! Seems the UNHCR sent out some 44000 text messages to potential candidates to "gauge interest"... turns out 28000 numbers actually worked... didn't "bounce back"! From that about 3000 text replies were received... interviews proceeded and some 1800 agreed to relocate to Canada. Blind text messages, with no follow-up...

given some 4 million refugees, does anyone here seriously believe 25K... 50K refugees won't be "found"? :lol:

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You tell me...all the "migrants" want in to places like the UK. They'll risk their lives to get through that Chunnel. Must be the food.

oh my! You repeated claims that Canadian benefits to refugees are no match for the UK (and a few other countries you mentioned). When you're simply asked to clarify that difference... your reply is, "you tell me"! Oh my!

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Oh my. You're the expert. Why are some countries the preferred destination for 'Syrians'?

no - apparently, given your repeated statements... you positioned yourself as, as you say, "the expert". Apparently, a simple request asking you to speak to the difference in benefit packages you so emphasized, repeatedly emphasized... well, that apparently busted your expertise! Go figure! And now, you're in mega deflection mode - perfect!

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Considering the number of plans that the previous government was forced to modify (and the government before that, and before that) I don't think it's a valid criticism.

Nonsense. It's completely a valid criticism. That number of refugees, in that short of period of time, with significant security concerns was idiocy. Promises made for pure symbolism and so-called compassion without recognizing logic and reason. Just a chance to prove that he's different than Harper. Hopefully that need will wane over time.

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... with significant security concerns was idiocy.

of course, when I pointed out, several times, that both the RCMP and CSIS indicated security screening would not be compromised... even to the end of the December time line... the Phobes of Islam here typically replied to suggest something along the lines of (I paraphrase), "what else would you expect civil servants to say in response to government policy directives"! :lol:

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of course, when I pointed out, several times, that both the RCMP and CSIS indicated security screening would not be compromised... even to the end of the December time line... the Phobes of Islam here typically replied to suggest something along the lines of (I paraphrase), "what else would you expect civil servants to say in response to government policy directives"! :lol:

And yet they whine because of the slow down in admittance to this country. Can't win for losing.

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of course, when I pointed out, several times, that both the RCMP and CSIS indicated security screening would not be compromised... even to the end of the December time line... the Phobes of Islam here typically replied to suggest something along the lines of (I paraphrase), "what else would you expect civil servants to say in response to government policy directives"! :lol:

Actually, forgetting for a moment the whole phobes thing, what else would you expect civil servants to say in response to government policy directives?

I mean really? Do you expect them to tell the truth about the actual chances of effective screening?

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