Canada reaches goal of 25K Syrian refugees by March

February 29, 2016 10:45 PM

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TORONTO – Canada's immigration minister says the country has reached a significant milestone with the arrival of 25,000 Syrian refugees.

Immigration Minister John McCallum said Monday the work continues to integrate the Syrians into the community. McCallum was at Toronto's Pearson airport as the last two government-arranged refugee flights were arriving as part of the Liberals' $678-million Canadian (US$501 million) settlement plan.

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