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He was an elusive figure in the last decade.
"Recovery is possible."
Canada's neighbour elects a new president Tuesday.
Privately sponsored refugees were not meant to be in this situation.
"My mom was all over this."
Canada's private sponsorship program has gained international attention.
The Syrian refugees are now running a booming chocolate business in Nova Scotia.
The business leader was in Vancouver to speak at a conference.
"... this is a good model which is exportable to other countries."
He compared the current discrimination against Muslims to what Italians and Greeks faced in the 1950s.
The two-year-old Syrian boy was immortalized in a chilling photograph that captured the world's attention.
"I chase behind employers to return my calls and emails."
The recommendation to exempt Syrians and Iraqis from requiring official UN refugee status to be sponsored was rejected by then-immigration minister Chris Alexander.
The UN Secretary-General said he was grateful for the "generous and compassionate'' commitment of the Canadian government to resettle tens of thousands of Syrian refugees.
There are an estimated 549 Syrian refugees in Turkey who have been approved to come to Canada.
The House of Commons immigration committee is holding an unprecedented series of summer meetings examining how to use immigration policy to help anyone, not just refugees, displaced by conflict come to Canada.
Amer Saka was arrested on Wednesday.
"The response has been extremely overwhelming."
"It was like being hit with a sledgehammer of emotion."
Since November, there are over 10,000 privately sponsored refugees immigrating, along with the 15,780 government-assisted refugees.
"My teacher, she gave me book to read, I gave it back and she said thank you.''
The advertisement was about Canada's Syrian refugee resettlement plan.
"Any ... pollsters here tonight? " Go f*ck yourselves."
Food banks from Halifax to B.C. have reported serving hundreds of Syrians.
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