The government of Canada hopes to resettle 10,000 refugees from the Middle East by the end of the year. 15,000 more refugees will follow in the first two months of 2016.
- Trudeau welcomed 163 refugees arriving in Toronto on a military plane
- The country is pushing forward with a pledge to resettle 25,000 Syrians
- Comes after Donald Trump’s plan to block Muslims from entering the U.S
- Protests have since erupted against the Republican presidential candidate
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau greeted a planeload of of weary Syrian refugees in Toronto on Friday, telling them, “You’re safe at home now,” as he handed them winter coats. He added, ” Tonight they step off the plane as refugees, but they walk out of this terminal as permanent residents of Canada.”