Immigration Minister John McCallum talks with reporters at a cabinet retreat at the Algonquin Resort in St. Andrews, N.B. (Photo: Andrew Vaughan/CP)Most do so by way of a loan that an internal government evaluation found ends up having a negative impact on refugees lives here in Canada. The policy was already under review by the Liberals but in the meantime, Immigration Minister John McCallum says the government will consider whether Syrians who arrived before Nov. 4 should also be exempted. McCallum says he expects to be briefed on the issue after he returns to Ottawa from this week's Liberal cabinet meeting in New Brunswick.
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