'All Canadians are involved' in resettling Syrian refugees, official says

December 11, 2015 3:00 AM

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Former Canadian Cabinet minister Perrin Beatty remembers when he was part of a government that accepted more than 60,000 refugees who fled the Vietnam War for Canada in 1979 and 1980.

Since then, Canada has settled thousands of refugees from places such as Bosnia-Herzegovina and Cambodia. Now, with civil war in Syria, Canada is preparing to bring in thousands more people fleeing their homeland. Late Thursday, a Canadian military CC-150 aircraft carried the first planeload of Syri...

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