Additional staff will head overseas this month to speed the processing of applications.
Read Whole Story
Not only is there a human case to giving back, but a business case as well, says Paramount Fine Foods CEO.
And he's hoping to see this country make a further commitment to Syrians.
The plan is supposed to be tabled each November, but the one for 2016 was delayed by the election.
Ban Ki-moon met with 40 Syrian refugees during his visit to Parliament.
Chris Alexander is jumping to the defence of the last government.
3 bases in Ontario and Quebec should be ready soon.
Immigration Minister John McCallum said the government has begun allocating millions of dollars in funding.
Weather-related challenges will no doubt face many of the 25,000 Syrian refugees the federal government has committed to bring to Canada by early next year.
Liberals promised the spending during the election campaign.
"We're ready to receive any Syrian refugees, if we're called on to do that."
Some 500 Canadian officials are being deployed to Jordan, Lebanon and Turkey to be Canada's eyes and ears on the ground as thousands of Syrian refugee...
A little perspective always helps.
Unaccompanied men seeking asylum will not be part of the program due to security concerns, sources tell CBC News.
Former cabinet minister Candice Bergen hopes the prime minister will change his mind on "fighting and on refugees."
"Something has to give."
Quebec's plan for resettling up to 5,400 Syrian refugees is "very chaotic" and needs to be better co-ordinated, says the head of a provincial coalition of 140 immigrant and refugee support groups.
The airline contacted the government immediately after the election, saying it has a window of opportunity before the Christmas rush to assist.
Almost one month after the Conservative government announced measures to accelerate the resettling of Syrian refugees in Canada, it still has not doubled the number of staff handling sponsorship applications.
"That is something I certainly don't want to see happening in Canada."
The situation is especially dire in Lebanon, a country with strong ties to Canada thanks to a large diaspora population.
"This is a paltry figure relative to Canada's capacity to help and compared to the number already taken in by Germany and Sweden."
"As a dad and a grandfather, it's just unbearable that we're doing nothing."
OTTAWA - "(The government is) being very discriminatory when it comes to whom they are bringing in, and very reticent when it comes to allowing Muslim...
OTTAWA - A global call for help resettling more than 100,000 Syrian refugees over the next two years must be answered in part by Canada, the United Na...
Get top stories and blog posts emailed to me each day..