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The Liberal Party of Canada commits to leadership on Syrian Refugee Crisis

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Published on September 08, 2015 with No Comments

Mississauga– We can and must do more to help Syrian refugees who are seeking safety. This is about
leadership and doing what is right as Canadians. The Liberal Party of Canada candidate for Mississauga-
Erin Mills, Iqra Khalid added, “Canada was once a beacon of light and hope for refugees worldwide. This
had been the case under successive Liberal governments from Pearson to Chretien and even Progressive
Conservatives of Clark and Mulroney. However, under the Harper regime, that light has faded. We will work to ensure that Canada’s position in the world is restored to the level that once made us the envy of the world.” Today, Liberals announced that we will take immediate action to bring 25,000 Syrian refugees to Canada and address this tragic humanitarian crisis – something Justin Trudeau has been calling for since March.

A Liberal government would Expand Canada’s intake to 25,000 refugees from Syria through immediate, direct sponsorship by the government of Canada. We will also work with private sponsors to intake even more; Invest at least an additional $100 million this fiscal year to increase – without reducing standards – refugee processing, as well as sponsorship and settlement services capacity in Canada; and Provide an immediate $100 million new contribution to the United Nations High Commission for Refugees to support the critical relief activities in the region.

Leading this country means bringing people together with hope for the future. We have a responsibility to significantly expand our refugee targets and give more victims of war a safe haven in Canada.


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