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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau

Canada welcomes refugees stranded by Trump ban

Canadian PM, Immigration Minister, reassure refugees they won’t be stranded.

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has announced Canada will offer temporary residence to refugees refused entry to the US, and said he intends to have a talk with US President Donald Trump about proper refugee policies.

Trump signed an executive order on Friday barring nationals of seven countries from entering the US.

Trudeau on Saturday tweeted, “To those fleeing persecution, terror & war, Canadians will welcome you, regardless of your faith. Diversity is our strength #WelcomeToCanada.”

He also posted a picture of himself greeting a Syrian child at Toronto’s Pearson International Airport in 2015.

More than 39,000 Syrian refugees have arrived in Canada since Trudeau was elected Prime Minister.

Somalian refugee and Canadian Immigration Minister Ahmed Hussen said, “Let me assure those who may be stranded in Canada that I will use my authority as minister to provide them with temporary residency if they need it, as we have done in the past.”

Co-founder of a Canadian tech company and speaker for Tech Without Borders Jennifer Moss said, “If you’re not interested in keeping people that are extremely talented, intelligent, brilliant minds from all around the world, and turning them away at the borders, we’re happy to take those people in our country.”

Reportedly, Trump’s ban includes immigrants who hold Canadian citizenship as well as citizenship from their native country. However, White House National Security Adviser Michael Flynn told Canada’s National Security Adviser that those holding Canadian passports – including dual citizens – would not be affected by the ban.

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Canada still has a way to go to eliminate hatred ….

Six dead in Canadian mosque shooting

At least six killed as gunmen open fire on Quebec City mosque during evening prayers. Two suspects arrested.

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Trudeau ‏condemns ‘terrorist’ mosque attack as toll raised to 6

2 Comments

  1. kathleen bridel said,

    January 30, 2017 at 16:18

    I am still waiting for a reply from anyone in Canadian government as to why Canada did not agree to bring some badly wounded Palestinian children to Canada for surgery after one of Israel’s assaults on Gaza Article in Toronto Star today GT3 as to a Palestinian doctor now in Canada who had three daughters and a niece killed during Operation Cast Lead I think he had asked for other children to be brought here but someone decided that the children were a risk to safety of Canada I am listening to news from Quebec as to killings in Mosque Waiting to hear names of killers Kathleen Bridel I am aware of protests as to Trump I am wondering Where were these voices when Afghanistan was invaded under banner of NATO and promises of a paradise for Afghanistan? Or when horrible tortures were committed at Abu Ghraib? Or evils of Guantanamo?

  2. Tom said,

    January 30, 2017 at 19:50

    That’s funny… all of the US celebrities who said they would flee the US if Trump was elected quickly gave up when they found out how hard it is to get into Canada as immigrants. So, rich, successful, and like-minded liberals are not wanted. Maybe this has something to do with whether or not the immigrant will be a cheap labor asset for Canada’s businesses?


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