William Swing, director general of the International Organization for Migration, speaks at a conference. (Photo: Charles Dharapak/AP)Swing says he's feeling upbeat and optimistic about the program, which he called a humanitarian act that reflects a lot of political courage and leadership. He says while there is urgency attached to help refugees fleeing Syria, the decision to attach a deadline to the effort was a policy judgment on the part of the government. Swing says he doesn't know when the first charter flights of refugees will begin to arrive, although Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has said the influx is expected to start later this week.
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