Syrian refugees reluctant to resettle in Canada Ottawa says

Canada is finding that many Syrian refugees are reluctant to travel so far afield, a stumbling block as the country works to identify thousands of newcomers to bring here within a matter of months.

Initial efforts in November by the United Nations to find Syrians in refugee camps keen on rapidly relocating thousands of kilometres to Canada as government-sponsored refugees bore relatively little fruit, new figures released by Ottawa show.

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  • Brenda

    Did anyone read the article in the Star yesterday, about refugees being selected to join the first 10 000 to come to Canada? There was a 30 year old father of two who got accepted, and a 57 year old bigamist with kidney problems who was rejected. It’s the kind of thing which makes me wonder if, under cover of the humanitarian pose, the Liberals aren’t shopping for quality immigrants. At least we can breathe a sigh of relief that we won’t be getting aging bigamists with chronic health problems and (probably) no useful skills whatsoever.

    • BillyHW

      If the Conservatives did that they’d be racist.

    • V10_Rob

      Well, that’s one more tick towards my slim hope that the people actually running Justin’s show are cold, pragmatic bastards. Selfish, power-hungry bastards to be sure, but they want to rule over a prosperous and orderly Canada, not a bankrupt basketcase, and will blunt the worst of the idiocy.

      • Alex

        Nicely put. That’s my hope too – if they actually, even a little, want to do good by the country (albeit for selfish reasons) rather than for themselves exclusively, then even if their ideas are wacky, they might eventually revise them. But if they only care entirely about their own profit and power ….

    • cdnmohamhater

      they are shopping for votes, nothing else

  • BillyHW

    How many refugees is Nunavut going to take?

    • eMan14

      Nun if they have any sense.

  • Canadian

    Ok, Just-in!
    So the jihadists don`t wanna come here, so how about trying the Christians?

    • God forbid!

      I don’t remember PM Trulander weeping over Yazidi children chased into the desert.

    • Frances

      Actually, they probably aren’t even in the queue. There are reports that “refugee status” is controlled by local groups, Muslim, so Yazadis and Christians won’t even be on the list.

    • bverwey

      The way PM Zoolander sees it they will be just fine over there as long as they have warm coats.

      • Canadian

        A good parka is all that`s needed.

  • Brett_McS

    Canada is cold and full of Islamaphobes. Keep away!

    • john700

      Don’t worry, stupid Justin will make an extra effort to find some Muslims willing to come here. ISIS members will do.

  • eMan14

    I feel snubbed. But i’m not sure why I’m smiling.

  • Don’t let me twist their rubber arms.

  • Drunk_by_Noon

    What’s wrong with Canada?
    If I were a jihadist I’d rather go to Canada.
    I can still attack the great Satan at will, while living under a lot less scrutiny.

    • Observer

      But the welfare benefits aren’t as good in Canada as in Germany or Sweden, and Canada does not have official Employment Equity, to put minorities to the front of the line with quotas for getting government jobs.

      Let’s see how long it takes to change that situation now that King Trudeau II has the reigns of power.

  • Norman_In_New_York

    I hope they feel the same way about the States.

    • Drunk_by_Noon

      I think they are welfare shopping.

  • justinburch505

    Well you have to admit who in their right mind would come to Canada in December. Even Santa Claus gets away.

  • Martin B

    And the only Syrian “refugees” who are eager to come to Canada are Islamic Staters keen on launching Paris-style attacks in Toronto or Montreal.

  • RonG

    Did someone leak about Winnipeg in January? It wasn’t me.

  • Clear Thinker

    Florida, California, Hawaii those are the spots they want.

  • lolwut?

    Because welfare benefits are bigger in Sweden, Germany and the UK
    plus you get a whole house given to you in those countries.

    They are holding out for the bigger golden egg, it has nothing to do with wanting to go home.

  • cdnmohamhater

    the CKY news network has just said we should have approximately 50,000 syrians here by this time next year….WTF….they really do breed fast

  • Will Quest

    !!!!!!!!!!!!!! ACKWARD !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • BradThomas

    I was thinking the other day (I make a point of doing it once a week to keep up appearances) that I don’t think I’ve seen a picture of or even ever heard of Muslims skating or skiing or otherwise engaging in typical wintertime activities. They just don’t seem to do winter. Curious.

    • marty_p

      They don’t go to concerts or plays either. Next time you are at one look around you – no hijabs in sight.

      • k1962

        All they do is mosque.

      • Brian Jones

        Which means if you’re at a rock show and see one, grab your friends and bolt for the exits immediately. Don’t even explain, just yank and run.

  • marty_p

    I can’t understand why Mo’s wouldn’t want to come – here’s an example of a useful idiot family waiting to kiss their ass:

  • Brian Jones

    The problem with Canada is the weather. It’s much harder to shoot infidels when your fingers are numb from the cold, very difficult to slit a throat with shivering hands, and almost impossible to properly scream “allahu ackbar” through chattering teeth.