Canadians prepare to take in more Syrian migrants

Syrian children, who were displaced from their houses due to the ongoing conflict in Syria, queue up to receive aid food in the rebel side of the northern city of Aleppo, on September 7, 2015Canadians prepared to take in more Syrian migrants Tuesday as provincial and municipal leaders pledged more help, from sponsoring families to earmarking additional funds to resettle refugees. British Columbia Premier Christie Clark put up Can$1 million (US750,000) to help private sponsors bring refugees to the province, while Quebec Premier Philippe Couillard and Toronto mayor John Tory said they would each personally sponsor a Syrian family. As the migrant crisis unfolds in Europe, with a record influx of people fleeing war and misery in Syria, their plight has become a top issue in the Canadian election campaign ahead of voting on October 19.

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