BC To Bring In Nearly Three Thousand Syrians

You know what you’re doing, BC:

Roughly 2,700 Syrian refugees are expected to land in B.C. over the next seven weeks, as part of the federal Liberal government’s promise to settle 25,000 refugees in Canada.

Newly-appointed Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship John McCallum said on Saturday his department is working “around the clock” to get the refugees to Canada by the end of the year.


Meanwhile, a committee is formed to organise a logistical nightmare the settlement of Syrians:

Canada’s minister of immigration, refugees and citizenship says cabinet will form a subcommittee to co-ordinate government efforts to bring thousands of Syrian refugees to this country.

“Canadians can and must do more to help Syrian refugees who are desperately seeking safety,” McCallum said Monday during a news conference in Ottawa. “The new cabinet ad hoc committee is our first step towards Canada providing more Syrian refugees with the safe haven they so desperately need.”

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau also announced Monday the appointment of Malcolm Brown, a top bureaucrat, and the current deputy minister for international development, as special adviser to the clerk of the Privy Council on the Syrian refugee initiative.

“This is about showing leadership and doing what is right as Canadians,” McCallum said of the appointments, less than a week after the new Liberal government was sworn in.

  • Jay Currie

    Because the Lower Mainland and Victoria have miles of vacant apartments just waiting for Syrians…but, wait – in fact there are miles of vacant condos in places like Coal Harbour. Owned, apparently, by offshore money. Now they can be put to good use. Sure, they run two or three million apiece but they are empty and ready to go.

    Problem solved!

    • Everything is squared away!

    • lolwut?

      And there’s planes parked nearby with no security, I’m sure they can make use of those also.

  • dance…dancetotheradio

    Does McCallum know what kind of car he drives, yet?

  • Maggat

    “whether it’s rooms in homes or space in churches.” Keep them out of the churches, the first arse lifted in a church turn it into a mosque.

  • Alain

    OMG. Just what we need most here in BC.

  • k1962

    Lucky us!!! Can’t wait to see them all shopping at Superstore!

    • k1962

      On second thought, f*** you, Justin, you idiot.

    • BillyHW

      With your money!

    • Canadian

      With your money.

      • k1962

        That’s right. With our $$$. Aren’t we lucky stupid Canadians voted J.T. a majority?

        • Canadian

          But his hair…

          • k1962

            Maybe we will be lucky and he’ll acquire alopecia.

          • Canadian

            Is that near Mecca?

          • k1962


          • Bataviawillem

            Yes, just like his dad.

          • Will Quest

            This is in your face you socially Conservative Canadians , a type of liebral vindictiveness , be prepared for more of this BAD-GURLL cattiness from Ti-PET .

    • dance…dancetotheradio

      I’m lucky in that I returned from Saskatoon where the Confederation Stuporstore was full of ’em.
      Now, my local Stuporstore is Sikh central.
      And I’m fine with that.
      I like Sikhs.
      They are mostly polite and quiet neighbours.

      • k1962

        Hey, if they’re not trying to blow me up, rape or behead me, I can pretty much live next to anyone, so everyone fits that description except for one very large group of people whom junior is going to import in huge numbers. Can’t we fire him?

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  • Cat-astrophe

    There has to be some room in Ottawa. The first batch ought to go there for sure. After all “Canadians can and must do more to help Syrian refugees who are desperately seeking safety,”
    What better way to show us fools how its done.
    Justin could visit them daily to see what their needs are….

    • Canadian

      And Westmount, and Outremont.

  • BillyHW

    B.C. has always had a shortage of rape. Problem solved!

  • terrence

    Of course, Vancouver has no homeless – Mayor Moonbeam will have it solved by the end of 2015; at least he said he would during the last two elections. But now is is blaming the provincial and federal governments for not giving him ENOUGH MONEY…

  • Canadian

    How about showing some leadership and doing what is right FOR Canadians ?

  • lolwut?

    I walk by a couple of homeless shelters several times a day and have been hearing the grumbling about the Syrians coming and taking all the beds and hogging services, snapping up social housing…etc.

    The street people think it’s only 500 coming to BC… This is going to get ugly
    if they did what they did when the Sri Lankan’s showed up in their rusty boat
    nearly 100 homeless people were booted out of a Salvation Army shelter
    to make way for them.