Planeloads of Syrian refugees are expected to begin landing in Canada next week as Justin Trudeau’s Liberal government scrambles to fulfill an election pledge to bring 25,000 new asylum seekers here by year end.
As many as 900 to 1,000 per day will land at airports in Toronto and Montreal for the next few weeks, arriving on flights arranged by Ottawa.
The federal government will announce details of its Syrian refugee resettlement plan after a cabinet meeting Tuesday, including the exact timeline for their arrival, how they will be accommodated across the country and the long-term costs.
One of the biggest critics of a rapid mass intake of Syrians is scaling back his concern after meeting with the Trudeau government Monday.
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