First government plane carrying refugees arrives in Canada

December 11, 2015 4:18 AM

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TORONTO — The first Canadian government plane carrying Syrian refugees arrived in Toronto late Thursday where they will be greeted by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, who is pushing forward with his pledge to resettle 25,000 Syrian refugees by the end of February.

The arrival of the military flight carrying 163 refugees comes amid an intense debate in the West over what to do with people fleeing violence in the Middle East. Canada’s welcoming stands in stark contrast to the U.S.

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