Canada misses year-end Syrian refugee target of 10,000

Immigration minister John McCallum, seen at his swearing-in on November 4, 2015, said December 31 he remains confident that Canada will meet its target commitment to resettle 25,000 refugees from Syria's bloody civil war by February's endThe Canadian government said Thursday it had welcomed more than 6,000 Syrian refugees by the end of 2015, falling short of its pledge to take in 10,000 but vowing to meet that target next month. New Prime Minister Justin Trudeau had initially promised to resettle 25,000 Syrian refugees by December 31. The interim target of taking in 10,000 Syrian refugees by year’s end was set in late November.

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