Sault Ste. Marie – Yesterday the Liberal Party of Canada announced a Liberal government will take immediate action to bring 25,000 Syrian refugees to Canada and address this tragic humanitarian crisis.
“It is imperative that Canada does more to help the plight of the Syrian refugees,” said Terry Sheehan Liberal candidate for Sault Ste. Marie and area. “For months Justin Trudeau has been calling on the Conservative government to do more, their efforts to date in no way reflect the scale of this most desperate situation.”
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 Syria and the surrounding area.
Sheehan goes on to say “Leaders from coast to coast including Mayors and Premiers have stepped up to lead on this issue, yet Mr. Harper will not budge to answer the call of so many Canadians. Canada has a long and proud history of assisting others in times of natural and humanitarian crises. The government must do more.”