Refugees a hot button topic across Canada this long weekend as rallies and marches will be taking place demanding changes to Canada’s immigration policies.
Last night demonstrators took to Yonge street in the downtown core fighting for Canadian borders to open for Syrian refugees. The rally started at Yonge and Dundas making it’s way down to the immigration office at Victoria and Lombard.
The group voicing to who ever would listen, that Canada is not doing enough to accommodate refugees from around the world.
The plight of the migrants intensified as two young Syrian boys and their mother, drowned trying to flee for safer territory. The trio apparently had wanted to join family in British Columbia.
Four thousand migrants fleeing war and poverty in Syria, Iraq, and other countries crossed from Hungary into Austria, on Saturday.
Ontario’s Liberal government calling on Ottawa to bring five-thousand Syrian refugees to Canada by the end of the year.
Minister of Health and Long-Term Care Eric Hoskins says Canada needs to help immediately by bringing in refugees and should do so regardless of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees certification of status, since that process could take months or years.
Hoskins also said Canada has responded promptly to international humanitarian crises in the past and can do so again.