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Canada welcomes 10,000th Syrian refugee

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In this file photo, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau talks to a Syrian refugee child upon arriving at Toronto’s Pearson Airport, December 11, 2015. Photo courtesy Canadian Prime Minister’s Office
Immigration Minister John McCallum calls it a ‘significant milestone’ on the way to meeting the Liberal’s overall pledge to take in 25,000 Syrians

OTTAWA, Canada (Jan. 14, 2016) — Canada has welcomed its 10,000th Syrian refugee, the government announced Wednesday, January 13, although almost two weeks behind schedule and far fewer than it had originally planned to resettle by now.

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