270 Syrian refugees have arrived in Canada, thousands more on the way

Calgary Mayor Naheed Nenshi said Wednesday that his city is ready to welcome refugees and provide them with “stable, decent roofs” over their heads.

The immediate focus will be on housing, language training and integration into the workplace, Nenshi told reporters. He said he has no doubt that Syrian refugees will quickly adapt to life in Canada, as have other waves of asylum-seekers throughout Canada’s history.

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1 thought on “270 Syrian refugees have arrived in Canada, thousands more on the way”

  1. This is truly ridiculous in Alberta, a province where unemployment is rising quickly and where they still have significant poverty and homelessness.
    Where are the “stable, decent roofs” over the heads of Canada’s poor and disadvantaged?

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