Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has decided not to turn away from it’s promise to take in Syrian refugees following the Friday attacks in Paris, France.
Canada is still accepting 25,000 refugees from the war-torn country, and is promising to meet that total by Christmas of this year.
But many continue to pressure the new prime minister to tighten screening procedures and slow the process down to ensure that the country doesn’t accept members of ISIS.
Expert and government consultants around the world are warning that there is a risk by approving refugees without thoroughly vetting them.
This concern has been heightened by the news that at least one of the attackers in Paris may have been a refugee that was accepted in Greece, as indicated by a passport found near the suicide bomber’s remains.
Former Prime Minister Stephen Harper pledged to accept far fewer refugees into Canada, and only after a strict screening process.
Should Trudeau take the same approach that Harper was touting? Should we put a hold on the process entirely until the ISIS threat dies down?