Canada’s Minister of Immigration John McCallum says the work is already underway.
“We’re working extremely actively out there in the field.” said McCallum. “Additional officials have been deployed, and there’s a sense of extreme urgency on both the health and security front overseas”
It’s possible Canada could receive as many as 900 refugees a day starting in December, should the plan require bringing in Ottawa’s commitment of making homes for 25-thousand Syrian refugees before the new year.
The feds say a more concrete plan will be released on Tuesday.
National security concerns may have a part in the negative thoughts of Canadians in a recent survey.
An Ipsos poll, conducted exclusively for Global News, found that 60 per cent of Canadians disagree with Justin Trudeau’s election promise to relocate the 25,000.
Opposition is highest in Alberta at 70% and the lowest in Ontario with 56%.
Meanwhile, stateside Republican Presidential candidate Donald Trump is on the “no” side to bringing refugees over to the US.
Campaigning in Birmingham, Saturday, the Republican presidential candidate said he wants surveillance on mosques, and a database to track Syrian refugees in the US.
“I do want surveillance.” screamed Trump “I will absolutely take a database on who’s coming in if we can’t stop it, but we’re going to”
Trump says he knows his remarks are, as he says, “politically incorrect,” but he’s standing by them nonetheless.
Humanitarian organizationWorldVision reports that 12 million Syrians have fled their homes because of conflict and that half are children.