Trudeau has switched gears in bringing Syrian refugees to Canada on the tight deadlines first set, acknowledging his government won’t resettle 25,000 Syrian refugees in Canada before the end of the year.


He acknowledged that the ISIS-sponsored attacks in Paris this month have heightened Canadians’ concerns about security and his government wants the refugees welcomed not feared when they arrive.

Acknowledging fears and listening to Canadians were brought up when the revised plan was discussed by cabinet ministers.

Under the revised plan, Canada will identify the 25,000 refugees it plans to resettle by Dec. 31, with 10,000 of those now slated to arrive in Canada by the end of the year. The rest will arrive by the end of February 2016.

Here’s Rick Mercer from the Mercer report with HIS take on the refugee crisis:

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